The Real Calpe

Want to learn more about the real Calpe?

With historic relics, sweeping cliffs and clear blue waters, our ancient fishing village in the heart of Valencia attracts travelers of all ages and interests. There's so much waiting to be discovered in Calpe, and our villas, apartments and penthouses offer uninhibited access to it all.

Standing tall above our city is the Peñon de Ifach, a rock outcropping and nature reserve. A steep climb delivers you to its peak, where you can look out over Calpe in its entirety - from the stone iglesias to the Mediterranean Sea stretching out towards the horizon.

Once you've seen it all from above, come down to sea level to explore Calpe's 14 coves and beaches - some of the most beautiful on the entire coast. With 300 sunny days each year and a comfortable Mediterranean climate, there's no bad time to visit Calpe's shores, and no shortage of ways to enjoy them. Waterskiing, sailing, and windsurfing are all popular pastimes in our village by the sea.

Landlubber? Don't fret. You don't need to make a splash to see the real Calpe. With a landscape this diverse, there are plenty of ways to make the most of our village. Like from the green, for example. Nestled in a country estate, the Ifach Golf Course has nine short holes that are made all-the-more interesting by narrow fairways and challenging terrain.

Or if you enjoy life a little more fast-paced, cycling routes weave throughout Calpe's city, coast and mountains, making it a popular destination for professional athletes and teams during training season.

But it's not just a picture-perfect scenery and cool sea breezes that beckon visitors from around the globe. History lives and breathes through the streets of Calpe. Wandering the streets of town, you'll find stunning relics of Valencia's gothic architecture at Iglesia Vieja (Old Church) and the remnants of a Roman villa and fish factory at Banys de la Reina (Queen's Bath). In the town center, the Museum of Archeology and Fiestas Museum put the city's and country's deep roots into perspective through educational exhibits.

After you've explored, satisfy your tastebuds with local gastronomy like paella Valenciana or arroz a banda (fish and rice stew). You'll find classic Mediterannean cuisine made with fresh ingredients at many eateries along the coastline. Whatever it is you're looking for in our stretch of Valencia, the team at Costa CarpeDiem will make sure you discover it.

Visit us today!