Calpe is a tourist town located on the coast north of Benidorm, 65 km from Alicante.
The town is best known for The Calpe Rock, Penon de Ifach, the most famous landmark on the Costa Blanca.
This stone formation lies right off the coast and rises 332 meters above the city. Not only is it a favorite photo subject, it is also the world's smallest nature reserve and offers a great hike. At the top, the view is spectacular.
On both sides of the cliff there are beautiful sandy beaches, with restaurants and playgrounds.
Near the cliff there is also a salt lake, a known habitat for flamingos and other exotic birds.
The city is home to 30,000 inhabitants, where 60 % are foreign, mainly German and English.
More and more people discover what this great town has to offer - beaches, a fishing port and daily fish market,
the authentic old town and modern city blocks.
Paradise for vacationers in Marina Alta
Location: The District of Marina Alta is located in the southeast of the province of Alicante in the coastal area and within the autonomous community of Valencia. It is an area full of contrast between the development of the nearby sea towns and parts of interior on the mountain.
Municipalities: Composed of a score of municipalities. Until the 1960s the majority focused on agriculture and livestock. With the tourist boom of the 1960s the economy of the region turned to residential tourism which has been growing increasingly.
What to see: Marina Alta is a region of great natural beauty preserved especially in the inland areas, while on the coast you can enjoy tourist attractions for all ages. The main visitors come from European countries.
What to eat: The paella is one of the most famous dishes of the autonomous community of Valencia. In addition you can enjoy cuisine based on fish from the Mediterranean.
Where to stay: The options are numerous. From a five star hotel in the coast pension complete to a rural house in the interior of the comarca of Marina Alta to rest calmly.
How to get there: The main means of transport in the area is the car since the region has great communication. Alicante is the most important airport with scheduled flights, especially during the summer.
Costa Blanca: 280 kilometers of beautiful beaches
A good climate and almost three hundred miles of beaches make up the letter of the Costa Blanca in the province of Alicante, in which many of the most tourist cities of Spain such as Benidorm, Denia and the own capital is included.
The arrival of tourists to the area is continuous in the summer and even winter months since it is one of the areas of Europe with more hours of sunshine a year. Therefore also many foreigners decide to stay to live throughout the year.
But not everything is beach in that area. Alicante is the second most mountainous province of Spain by what the landscape of the Costa Blanca is dotted with mountains. In its Valley is home to numerous crops that fill color the area during the spring.
Visitors can also go to the archaeological sites that are spread throughout the area. Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans and Muslims chose during his time dealing with this area so there are numerous remains of these civilizations.
The Costa Blanca is full of contrast. On the one hand you can see cities modern and loaded with options to spend free time together with other urban centres where the tranquility and the good life is its main attraction.
There is a large number of marinas along the coast for water sports lovers to enjoy them. As in other parts of Spain golf courses offer is large and full of options.
From Alicante Airport, there are numerous flights to various parts of Europe such as Germany or the United Kingdom throughout the year.
The province of Alicante/Alacant and its tourism brand
Location: The province of Alicante/Alacant is located within the autonomous community of Valencia and borders to the south with Murcia. The quality of their land has always been a magnet for many civilizations, and we can still see many remains that bear witness to time's passage.
Municipalities: Almost fifty municipalities, population density varies during the summer months. The climate of this region is very warm and Mediterranean, most winters are usually not very hard, which has attracted many foreigners.
What to see? You have many options to spend your free time in the province of Alicante/Alacant since you can choose a walk by the beach, a day of hiking or enjoy some of the sights that history has left. It is one of the most visited places in Spain.
What to eat? The culinary customs of this region are mainly based on local products, fish from the sea and farm's livestock meat.
Where to stay? You will have a wide range of possibilities according to your interests and how you want to spend your holiday. You have the option to stay in a hotel on the beach or find peace and calm in a farm house inland.
How to reach it? There are many flights from Europe to Alicante Airport, especially during the summer. It also has good roads, bus and train service.
The community of Valencia, a historic power in tourism
Location: The autonomous community of Valencia is located on the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian peninsula, particularly in the East where it borders to the North with Catalonia, South with Murcia and in the inland area with Castilla La Mancha and Aragon. The current territory coincides largely with what was the old Kingdom of Valencia.
Municipalities: Consisting of more than 500 municipalities, including the Valencia capital which is one of the most important cities in Spain. The economic activity of the region is based on industry, tourism and a powerful agricultural sector that is important in the daily activity of the Valencians.
What to see? You will be able to spend holidays on the beach at any of its internationally known coastal municipalities or also spend free time in the inland municipalities. In almost all municipalities there are monuments of great value to the visitor.
What to eat? The paella is the star of the gastronomy of the region. Cooked differently in the various provinces, but keeping many of the elements that make it unique. Oranges are abundant the region.
Where to stay? You will have many options in the tourist cities along coast, while there are also some inland lodgings at your disposal.
How to reach? Valencia airport is the main routes of entry for tourists. The other is the road linking Madrid with the capital of the community. High speed trains also connects both capitals.