A Spanish Resort

Captivating Calpe – A Spanish Resort

Situated on the northern Costa Blanca in Spain, between the towns of Benidorm and Moraira, the coastal resort of Calpe is among the most popular destinations along this piece of coast. Well known for its towering peak, the Peon de Ifach, one of the landmarks of the Costa Blanca, Calpe has much else to offer, despite having the look of a modern ‘touristy’ resort, with the usual smattering of high-rise hotels and apartment blocks. You can see the types of property for sale in Calpeand neighbouring town Javea here: www.javea-property.com .

The salt lakes located behind the town, provide both a refuge for birds and local wildlife, and the conditions for a unique micro-climate, giving the town splendid weather throughout the year.

The old town still shows some evidence of Calpe’s former existence as a successful fishing village, which is was for many centuries before being developed into a highly popular holiday resort. Its church towers and walls, remind both visitors and local residents of its Moorish past, being occupied for over 500 years by the Muslim conquerors who controlled much of Spain between the 8th and 13th centuries.

To get a taste of Calpe’s rich history, visitors are advised to head for the town’s two museums – the MuseoArqueolgico and the MuseoFestor, both located in the old town (south of the Peon de Ifach).

Calpe has two superb sandy beaches and also a number of pretty coves and bays nearby, especially when heading towards Benissa and Moraira to the north. The main beaches are safe and manned by lifeguards during busy times.

For shopping, eating and entertainment, visitors to Calpe are well provided for, be sure to try out one of the popular seafood restaurants, to get a taste of fresh locally caught fish. Nightlife, especially during the busy summer season (June to September), is vibrant and lively, with its many bars and clubs attracting fun lovers from both Calpe and the surrounding resorts and villages.

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