If you are thinking about sightseeing in Alicante, we tell you the best of Calpe to see it in two days and enjoy this getaway to the fullest.
The truth is that every time there is more tourism in the province of Alicante, and it is more than understandable, since it has all the pleasures that you can ask for a few days of holidays: beach and mountain. If you have any doubt about coming to know this part of the coast, we´ll solve it right now.
Calpe belongs to the Marina Alta on the Costa Blanca, neighboring Jávea and Denia, it is a place like no other. Between the crystal blue of its beaches and the Peñón de Ifach, which seems to indicate from the top every traveler that passes by, that there is a place that can not be passed without stopping to investigate.
If you are passing through, the question is simple: what to see in Calpe?
Firstly its long beaches, like the Arenal one, and ideal coves in which to spend the day resting in the sun or taking a walk. Suitable for a quiet bath and disconnect the mind.
One of its most famous coves is Cala Les Bassetes, perfect for people who likes diving and fish, it is next to the marina and has a beach bar where you can have a drink, and connected by routes that can be done by foot, very close to Calalga Cove.
It is a fishing village, so in the port fishermen do not stop entering with merchandise of everything they have fished in the high seas. Everything is taken to the fish market, which is an entertaining show, and in some positions they sell directly to the public without having to go to the fish shop.
A must in Calpe is the Peñón de Ifach. You need to invest about 3 hours between the rise and fall. The first part of the route can be done with the family, with children and pets, and privileged views are also enjoyed. You have to go through a cave, and this is where the tour becomes interesting. The last section is a bit harder, so it is recommended to go with appropiated shoes, it is worth the effort and make the top.
In the middle of the promenade are the Baños de la Reina, which are natural pools with sandy soil. A joy!
What to eat?
Fish and rice are their main courses. You can not fail to try the “llauna de Calp”, it is very typical in the area and consists of fresh fish from the bay on a tomato and potato base.
A hidden paradise that forces us to make tourism in the province of Alicante.