The small but charming Spanish coastal town of Calpe is an hour’s drive from Alicante airport and well connected. The main economic driver seems to be tourism, as the town is also known for its fishing, but there are other factors that make a big contribution. What to see in Calpe?
How to get to Calpe?
If you want to get to Calpe fairly quickly, it’s best to fly into Alicante airport, which, as mentioned, is an hour away from the town. Then it is worth betting on the transfer from Alicante Airport to Calpe. You can do this while still in the country to save yourself stress and be sure to arrive at your destination with peace of mind.
When to go?
To get the most out of your vacation, it’s a good idea to choose a month where the water is warm. July, August and September are great months as they offer plenty of sunshine during the day, meaning there will be little wind or rain – perfect for relaxing! It is also worth going between May and July as this is when there is the most sunshine during the day.
What to see in Calpe?
The small town of Calpe lives off tourists and at first glance looks like any other typical tourist destination, but if you venture into the area you will find more than meets the eye. The Penyal d’Ifac National Park offers great views for those who want to take advantage of its natural beauty while visiting southern Spain!
Peñón de Ifach Park and Rock
The natural park is a treasure trove for nature and wildlife lovers, with over 300 species of animals living in the area. It is also an important nesting site for some seabird colonies, including feathered birds.
The lone rock of Peñón de Ifach is a must-see attraction. It’s worth a trip there if the weather is nice, and it’s free! You can make reservations the same day if you’re not going there in high season – the limit of visitors per day is 300, so reservations are a must. Or you can book a guided tour, as Two Tickets Anywhere always recommend doing.
It is not a good idea to climb Mount Penyal d’Ifac at midday, as it is very hot and will be difficult to climb. It would be better to climb the mountain early in the morning or after the afternoon sun, but beware of the danger as soon as the sun starts to set because it gets dark on the path, which is dangerous.
A paradise for beach lovers
Spanish beaches are wide and sandy. They are kept clean by professionals or small boats that also fish out floating debris while you relax on your vacation without thinking about it at all!
This downtown lagoon is not only an attraction for tourists, but it also helps preserve one of the province’s most distinctive, protected wetlands. Unlike other salt pans – this particular one ceased operations in 1988, but now it has turned into a bird habitat, you can see flamingos there, for example. It is worth seeing, for sure.