Calpe, Spain lies on the coast of Alicante’s Costa Blanca. Calpe is the type of destination that turns many of its visitors into residents due to the magnificent fusion of beaches, stunning scenery, strong culture, excellent climate and leisurely atmosphere, not to mention the villas for rent in Calpe, its long history and wealth of monuments.
Calpe is the gateway to Alicante, and therefore, taking a Calpe villa for rent is a great idea for first time travellers to the Costa Blanca to explore.
The beautiful relaxed town of Altea is just along the coast to the south west of Calpe. Altea is a stunning fishing port whose charm and atmosphere have made it a favourite secret along the Mediterranean coast.
Calpe has its fair share of Costa Blanca beaches, boasting not only many wide sweeping beaches but a fine selection of small, secluded bay beaches, all of which are accessible from any of the self catering Calpe villas for rent. The best of the beaches in Calpe are the Cala les Urques, Playa Puerto Blanco, Cala Calalga and Playa Cantal Roig.
The most striking landmark dominating the landscape from a Calpe rental apartment is the famous Penon de Ifach, reminiscent of the Rock of Gibraltar. It is now a nature reserve, and can be climbed via marked hiking trails from a Calpe holiday villa.
A rental apartment or villa in Caple old town, set just back from the coast, will place you in the charming narrow streets of the medieval village, surrounded by monuments and museums dedicated to Calpe’s rich history. The Roman fish smoke house is just one of the many interesting sites from Roman, Iberian, Moors and Christian civilizations.
Taking a self catering villa in Calpe also opens up the sporting facilities. Hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing can all be enjoyed endlessly from Calpe accommodation, especially around the Penon de Ifach, and there are a large number of top class golf courses in the area, which are open to the public all year round.
The water sports available in Calpe are probably the most famous sporting activities here though. Sailing, waterskiing, windsurfing and fishing on the Mediterranean are popular, whilst below the waves, the crystal clear waters make scuba diving a real treat.
Calpe has a magnificent Mediterranean climate. Summers are long and hot, averaging about 30?C on summer days. This daily average drops to 16?C in winter, but the majority of days are hotter. There is no bad time to take a Calpe villa for rent, but they are in highest demand during July and August.
Calpe is just North of Alicante Airport (ALC), which services the whole Costa Blanca, so there are a huge number of deals on cheap flights to Calpe flying direct from the UK.