What to expect during your holidays in Calpe
Whether you’re aiming to spend your few days off relaxing by the beach, or you’re looking forward to some active time outdoors, you will always find a great number of things to do in Calp. Some of the most frequented activities you can enjoy are climbing, as well as different kinds of water sports including sailing and underwater photography. The weather in Calp is characterised by a typically Mediterranean climate, meaning it is just as pleasant all year round as it is alongside the rest of the coastline pertaining to the region of Alicante.
Under the attentive gaze of the highest cliff on the Mediterranean, the Peñón de Ifach, Calp has grown on both sides of the Great Rock, symbol and image of Costa Blanca. It has been known as a tourist destination since the 30s due, especially, to the quality of its beaches, their fine sand and the cleanliness of their waters. However, over the decades, this small coastal town has grown into an authentic tourist magnet. Every year, thanks to the great variety of things to do in Calp, it’s becoming increasingly popular amongst both national and international travellers.
In spite of being widely known as a beach town, it’s easy to find things to do in Calp during your visit that are more culture-oriented. The municipality preserves vestiges of the past in its old town, or curiosities such as the ruins of the Baños de la Reina, pertaining to the Roman period, museums, and some abandoned salt mines. Its fishing port is full of vitality, where restaurants serve a wide range of local fish and seafood.
How to get here:
Exits 63 and 64 of the AP-7 motorway leading to Calp, a town that can also be reached along the N-332 Valencia-Alicante. The town also has a narrow-gauge railway that runs along the coast and also a regular bus service.
Take a guided, 45-minute tour of Calp in whatever language you speak! On this tour, you’ll get to see and learn about charming sites like Forat a la Mar, part of the old wall and entrance to the Moorish neighborhood, Torreó de la Peça, the old defense of the city, the picturesque Plaça dels Mariners and Cofradía de Pescadores, the latter of which pays tribute to Calp's seafaring roots. All tours will start at Casa de Cultura de Calp.
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Visit Casa de la Cultura de Calp and check out Anem a l'Auditori, a series of children’s theatre productions for all ages and interests. A calendar of shows will be held all year long! Go on International Youth Day and catch a special performance of “Potted,” a visual poetry show that explores how even the most extreme differences can come together.
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"Historia de un calcetín" tells the story of two brothers, Tin and Ton, who are inseparable and have grown up sharing everything. Taking place in honor of Brother’s Day, this performance by the theatre company, La Canica, is part of Casa de la Cultura de Calp’s year-long children’s theatre programme, "Anem a l'Auditori."
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we kindly ask that you call to confirm that these dates have not changed. Thank you!