Calp (Calpe) is a municipality in the Spanish province of Alicante in the Valencia region.
Calp is characterized by the 332 meter high rock El peñon de Ifach, which protrudes into the sea and can be seen from miles away. The rock is part of a small bird sanctuary.
Because of its relatively good climate, Calp is a tourist place. There are various apartment buildings on the pedestrian boulevard, as well as cafés, restaurants and disco bars. The surrounding hills were crammed with villas.
Calp has two large beaches, left and right of the Ifach. The old beach, the Arenal, lies between the city and the Ifach. The new beach, La Fossa, is the part that lies north of the Ifach. Both have a boulevard along the entire beach. Due to its Mediterranean climate, Calpe enjoys around 3,180 hours of sunshine, an average annual temperature of 18º, and only 44 cloudy days each year, making it an ideal destination where you can enjoy the sea.
It offers 13 kilometers of coastline with 14 beaches and coves, allowing you to choose from endless beaches with fine golden sand, tranquil bays, small sandy coves or pristine rocky shores by cliffs, all recognized for the purity of their clean waters, which are an unmistakable turquoise.
Arenal-Bol and La Fossa-Levante are seemingly endless sandy urban beaches where you can go for a relaxing stroll or enjoy sports and aquatic activities, which are available due to a wide variety of services and facilities.
Calpe also has over 5 km of beautiful cliffs, including the Peñón de Ifach, Toix, and La Manzanera. You’ll also find lovely, tranquil coves sculpted by the wind and sea that are surrounded by vegetation, including El Penyal, Les Bassetes, and El Racó, magical places where diving, fishing, and sailing become unforgettable experiences.
The old center is still intact and contains traces of Moorish rule. The fishing port is close to the center, south of the Ifach.
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