Best of holiday accommodation and villas to rent in Calpe
Discover holiday villas in Calpe on the Costa Blanca
Find fantastic apartments in Calpe to discover this Alicante town which is home to some of the most beauteous spots along the Costa Blanca, such as the Playa de la Fosa. Only here with Hundredrooms will you find your Calpe holiday rentals at a cheaper price without sacrificing quality. This place is remarkable for its Peñón de Ifach where you can watch the sun on Playa del Arenal-Bol. Beyond the azure waters and endless beaches, your accommodation in Calpe might involve exploring La Muralla Roja, which is easily one of the most photographed areas of Spain, or the Banos de la Reina, the incredible rock pools that decorate the coastline. The Marina Alta town located north of Alicante is the perfect beach and sun destination where you can enjoy your holidays. You should not miss the Old Town of Calpe which is characterised by its ancient walls surrounding it. It is a fantastic place to visit for most of the year, however finding holiday villas in Calpe in August can be more difficult due to the increase in demand. Don’t worry - because we are here to help you save up to 20 percent on price. As far as gastronomy is concerned, Puerto Blanco or Audrey’s are among the best places for trying Mediterranean cuisine and the stars of the local cuisine are certainly the Calp llauna, or the arròs del senyoret. There are a whole array of places to visit, and numerous activities that you can enjoy during your trip to Calpe. Find cheap villas in Calpe and enjoy the Mediterranean Sea by exploring one of the many coves which are observable from the heights of the Peñón de Ifach. The Falla del Cap Vell is one of the most famous local fiestas in Calpe, and with an apartment with a swimming pool you will never be short of options. Have your dream holiday in Calpe today!
Places to stay in Calpe
Calpe is a town in La Comunidad de Valencia, and is located to the north of the province of Alicante. It is best known for the cliff that rises on its coast, the Peñón de Ifach. Calpe is primarily a sun and beach destination that is most attractive during summertime. Finding the most suitable place to stay in Calpe come summer is therefore sometimes a little complicated. The Old Town of Calpe, the areas that surround the Peñón de Ifach and the Salinas or the Playa de la Fossa beach are some of the best locations to find your apartments to rent in Calpe. Booking here also means you can easily discover the beaches and explore its historical heritage by visiting Los Banos de la Reina. We will explain a little more about the various destinations here:
- Calpe Old Town: Without a doubt, the most important district is the center of the city of Calpe, where there is not only the highest offer of holiday homes, but also in this location is the core of the main buildings and shops in the area which are all accessible on foot. In addition, the distance to the coast is only short so it is spectacular if you want to walk through its beautiful cobblestone streets and observe the ruins of the old wall that once surrounded Calpe. The Old Church and the Torreó de la Plaça which is now a museum are highly recommended to visit.
- Peñón de Ifach Natural Park: Meeting the Bay of Calpe in the south, the Peñón de Ifach is one of the most recognisable elements of this town. Renting a holiday apartment in this area will allow you to get up close to the cliff that you can also climb and enjoy magnificent views. Here you can also practise scuba diving! The port area has a large range of services and is perfect for a walk with children.
- Salinas de Calpe: This area is located in the same town centre of Calpe, near the Natural Park of Peñón de Ifach, and is useful place to book your holiday rental. The holiday apartment options are very broad because of this and the fact that from them you will have access to a wide range of restaurants, bars and shops, in addition to the salt mines and the Peñón de Ifach itself, means that it is one of the best areas to stay.
- Playa de la Fossa or Levante: This is without a doubt one of the most popular areas to stay. Enjoy holiday villas near the beach. The Playa de la Fosa has fine golden sand and crystal clear waters with all of the services of an urban beach. It is the perfect spot to spend a day with a partner and family. You have various services at your fingertips such as restaurants, ice cream shops and entertainment venues.
- Oltamar and Canuta: Towards the innermost part of Calpe are these two areas. There are several places to stay here between the Salinas and the mountains of Oltá. Enjoy villa rental in Calpe in one of the quietest areas which is perfect for families. There are also many green areas in the surrounding areas such as the Parque de la Vallesa or Enginet, for when you want to take a break from the beach.
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When to visit Calpe, Costa Blanca
The climate in Calpe is certainly one of its most attractive offers. As expected, as a sun and beach destination, the warm months are between July to September and in highest demand for holiday accommodation and so are at a higher price. However, you should not worry because you can still enjoy apartments in Calpe near the beach at an affordable price in high season with Hundredrooms. While the summer is the most popular, Calpe is a destination that can be enjoyed any day of the year since the average temperatures are around 20 degrees Celsius and you can expect up to 300 days of sunshine per year. In low season, prices are usually 20% below the average and if we add that even the month of November is a good month to visit Calpe, when the weather is beautiful and temperatures have been recorded record of 28°C, few reasons can be missing to convince you.
Best beaches in Calpe on the Costa Blanca
With 13 km of coastline, Calpe is an ideal destination to be in contact with the Mediterranean coast. On its coast you will find kilometre-long beaches of fine golden sand such as Arenal-Bol and La Fossa-Levante, as well as small coves or rocky coves with cliffs, such as El Penyal cove, Les Bassetes, El Mallorquín or El Racó. With more than 5km of cliffs, you will find magical places almost untouched wiling away the day while sunbathing, diving or fishing with the Sierra de Toix behind you. These are some of the best coves and beaches, take note!
- Playa Puerto Blanco: This beach is only 100 metres long. It is very quiet and familiar and is located in Puerto Blanco, so from it you can enjoy stunning views of the Peñón de Ifach.
- Fossa or Levante Beach: This is one of the most famous beaches in Calpe. Located to the north of the Peñón de Ifach, this family beach of fine sand which extends 950m is perfect to visit with the little ones and take a dip. In addition, it borders a promenade that has a large number of bars, restaurants and shops.
- Playa del Cantal Roig: Although it is located next to the fishing port, it is quite quiet and quite clean. It has numerous restaurants where you can taste the local cuisine. Oh! And from here you can observe the fishing boats and observe the fisherman auctioning off their catch of the day.
- Playa del Arenal-Boi: Along with the Playa de la Fosa, this is the other urban beach of Calpe. With fine golden sand and transparent waters, it is one of the busiest during the summer. It also offers a wide range of leisure activities so it is great to enjoy with children.
- Cala Les Bassetes: This cove is perfect for diving and fishing. Despite only having an area of 100 metres, it is charming because of its crystal clear waters and the tranquility it offers. It has a small restaurant in which to enjoy an exquisite paella with the magnificent views of the Peñón de Ifach.
- Cala de les Urques: This beach is located south of the coast of Calpe and is, like the Cala de les Bassetes, perfect for diving enthusiasts.
- Cala La Manzanera: From this charming cove you can enjoy the view of the La Muralla Roja.
- Calalga Cove: Located next to the park with the same name, this cove has a lush seabed full of marine life that is observable from the shore due to the transparency of the water.
- Cala Racó del Corb or El Collao: This cove is made of rocks and is only accessible by the sea, so it is usually quite deserted.
- Cala Gasparet: Like the beach in Corb, it is only accessible by the sea, which makes it very quiet and pleasant because not many people frequent it. Without a doubt, this is the perfect place to take a dip.
- Cala del Penyal: This cove can only be accessed by sea or by a small path north of the Peñón de Ifach, it may be a little complicated, but we assure you that it’s worth it. Its transparent waters are ideal for diving, fishing or anchoring your small boat.
- Cala del Mallorquín: North of the coast of Calpe, from here you can enjoy beautiful views of the north face of the Peñón de Ifach.
La Muralla Roja and other points of interest
Calpe is far more than sun and beach. The Peñón de Ifach is the symbol of Calpe and the Costa Blanca which is perfect for hiking. The Baños de la Reina represent the mark that the Roman civilization left in the city. Ricardo Bofill's building, La Muralla Roja, represents the most modernist face of the city. These three places are the clear representation of the mixture of historical and cultural vestiges and natural landscapes, that you will be able to appreciate when you visit Calpe. Therefore, to discover Calpe in its essence, you should not forget to visit the following places of interest:
- La Muralla Roja: The red wall of Calpe actually consists of a pink, red and blue building designed by the architect Ricardo Bofill. It is a labyrinth of stairs, bridges and walkways with rooftop pools and suspended corridors that will leave you speechless. Everyone who visits Calpe should stop and visit this curious and modern monument that you have probably already seen on social networks since it is the object of desire for every "instagrammer".
- Baños de la Reina: An archaeological site that is located next to the Salinas de Calpe. Nowadays they are used as natural swimming pools but the reality is that they were built during Roman times in which the main use was to conserve live fish. They are one of the most interesting points to visit in Calpe to enjoy a dip.
- Peñón de Ifach: This natural area of 45 hectares is the ideal place to take a hiking trip and enjoy the best views of the city of Calpe. The Peñón de Ifach is the emblem of the Costa Blanca. The climb might be difficult, but you will not regret it when you see the breathtaking views that you can enjoy at its peak. Although if you prefer, you can stay at the bottom and explore its seabed full of fauna and flora that is characteristic of the area.
- Torreón de la Pieza: Located in the Plaza de la Villa, this is one of the most important historical remains of Calpe that you simply must visit. It is a bastion of the old defensive wall that surrounded Calpe where the "piece" of artillery that defended the city was located.
- Casa Nova de Calpe: This farmhouse is one of the landmarks of Calpe. A lovely place to see during your stay.
- Torre del Molí or Molino del Morelló: This flour windmill represents one of the characteristic constructions of the Marina Alta. At the westernmost end of the Baños de la Reina, it is sure to interest you.
- Forat de la Mar: Located in the old town of Calpe this was the meeting point for fishermen who observed the state of the sea before sailing.
- Castillo del Mascarat: Rising up in El Castellet summit, this is a castle of Muslim origin which was later added a watchtower to prevent pirate attacks. A place of control of the Bay of Calpe also known as Castellet del Calp.