Calpe holidays in Spain
Well laid out, strategically positioned and guarded by a huge rock jutting out of the sea, Calpe is a most attractive resort on Spain's Costa Blanca. The rock, Penon de Ifach (now preserved as a nature reserve), is the largest in the Mediterranean and it protrudes from the sea like an enormous monster and is Calpe's most famous landmark.
There is a lovely marina area where you can hire a boat for an afternoon for a little sea excursion to the famous Peñón de Ifach. A pretty seafront promenade stretches for miles and borders 3 stunning, pristine sand beaches, all typical of lovely Costa Blanca resorts.
Burgeoning from an old fishing village, Calpe has a hugely boisterous fish auction which ensues here each afternoon and there is even a spectator gallery! A thriving market also takes place every Saturday - just the place to pick up souvenirs and trinkets.
The resort has good shops, bars and restaurants and is a lovely family holiday base. Benidorm is easily accessible by local bus if "cooler" nighlife options are in demand, or even the little local resort of Albir offers a change of scene. However, Calpe is a more laid back seaside town where families and couples enjoy some excellent local restaurants where spanking fresh fish and regional cuisine is revered. All in all, a lovely holiday destination and an absolute Costa Blanca holiday resort gem.
Remember, we have a great selection of hotels in various resorts in Costa Blanca and, with direct flights to Alicante from Ireland, the whole area is accessible.
Calpe Airport Transfers & Weather
Airport: Alicante Airport (ALC)
Distance: 77km from Alicante Airport to Calpe
You can get a shared shuttle from Alicante Airport to your accommodation. This a coach transfer with multiple stops en route to your accommodation. It's the cheapest but slowest option.
The fastest and most direct option, though slightly more expensive, is a private transfer. This is a private vehicle just for you and the people travelling with you. There are no stops and no waiting at the airport.