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Property in Costa Blanca, Calpe

Calpe Overview

Calpe, famed for the giant rock promontory extending into the beautiful bay. If you feel most comfortable among other British, this is your spot. Bustling and lively, this is a business capital as well. Plenty of holiday rentals are available here. The next town north is rather different. Benissa is still quite Spanish, what we used to call “unspoilt”, and appeals more to those who want to get into the culture.

Calpe is a small costal town whose strategic location on the coast has attracted many voyagers and settlers throughout history. Remains of Iberian tribes were discovered around the skirts of the Rock of Ifach. Later, the Romans founded a prosperous colony on the coastal plain whose main activity was commerce in dried, salted fish. Calpe entered a period of redevelopment during the 18th century, consolidating the town in the 19th century and laying the foundations for its current prosperity as a major attraction for both national and international tourism.

Calpe Water Sport and Recreation

If you like sports and adventures, you have both the sea and the mountains to choose from. The fishing port, once used by Phoenicians and Romans, now has a Nautical Club and yachting marina, where you can obtain information on scuba diving. Windsurfing, water-skiing, swimming and sailing. Sailing courses are also available. The nearby cliffs and mountains offer more adventures in the form of rock-climbing on Ifach and Toix and spelunking in OltÓ.
The activities also include the yacht club's sailing school, the diving centre at Puerto Blanco and a golf club, all overlooked by the enormous rock 332 metres high - the Pe˝ˇn de Ifach nature reserve: a challenge for all rock climbing enthusiasts.

General Information

The municipal district extends along the gently-curving bay whose northern edge is marked by the impressive Rock of Ifach. The rock has been turned into a Nature Park and provides shelter for a variety of plants, such as the rockrose, tree germander and the Ifach campion. This immense rock, towering to 332m, just out into the sea to the punta de Carallot. The summit can be reached via a pathway tunnelled through solid rock, from which you can enjoy a marvellous panorama of the coastline, with the island of Ibiza being visible on a clear day.

 

Beaches in Calpe

With small, rocky coves and wide, urban, fine sandy beaches, Calpe has a wide variety of attractive coastline where transparent waters are the order of the day. Its beautiful, peaceful coves include Les Bassetes, to the north - a natural shelter that provides perfect conditions for learning to sail and an interesting sea bed carpeted with underwater plants perfect for diving.
The local diving club and sailing school ensure safe conditions for both activities. La Fossa and El Arenal beaches offer a bustling contrast with a complete range of services, well-cared for promenade and summer rental facilities for windsurf, pedal boats and jet ski equipment.

Fiesta in Calpe

The festivities calendar starts in February with the Carnival, in which marching bands from both Spain and Europe meet in Calpe. The Fallas festivity is held in March, in which monumental statues are ceremoniously put to the flames on Lt. Josephs Day, the 19th . There is a midsummers festival on June 24th. August 5th marks the patron saints day of the town -Virgen de las Nieves- with processions, outdoor parties, fireworks, etc. In October, after the Spanish-German Beer Festival, on the 22nd the fiestas in honour of the SantÝsimo Cristo del Sudor are held and around the same time, the fiestas of Moors and Christians are celebrated also in honour of the patron saint.

Calpe Old Town

Stroll round the ancient town centre and see the typical fishermans houses in the towns picturesque streets, then visit the Fiestas Museum and finally go to the hermitage of San Salvador on the hilltop. In the afternoon, wander down to the fishing port and watch the boats arrive with their daily catch. See the auctions at the Fish Market (Lonja).Enjoy local nature by travelling along the quiet rural roads running through vineyards, olive tree and almond orchards, or ascend the Rock of Ifach to get a splendid panoramic view of the entire area.

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Property for Sale in Calpe

Calpe is a town full of history and culture. Its strategic location on the coast has attracted many voyagers and settlers throughout history. The Romans first founded a prosperous colony on the coastal plain. During the 18th century Calpe entered a period of redevelopment consolidating the town in the 19th century and laying the foundations for its current prosperity as a major attraction for both national and international tourism.

The gently curving bay is marked by the impressive Rock of Ifach. It has been declared a Nature Parkland provides shelter for a variety of plants. This immense rock, towering to 332 mts, juts out into the sea, and the summit can be reached via a pathway tunnelled through solid rock, from which you can enjoy a marvellous panorama of the coastline, with the island of Ibiza being visible on a clear day.

If you like sports and adventure, you have both the sea and the mountains to chose from. The fishing port has a Nautical Club and yachting marina, where you can obtain information on scuba diving, windsurfing, water skiing, swimming and sailing. The nearby cliffs and mountains offer more adventures in the form of rock-climbing and trekking.

Stroll round the ancient town centre and see the typical fisherman's houses in the town's picturesque streets, visit the Fiestas Museum or wander down to the fishing port ad watch the boats arrive with their daily catch.

It is no wonder over 100,000 British people have bought homes on the beautiful Costa Blanca.

Property here currently offers the best value for money in Spain and makes an irresistible proposition for investors disappointed with the poor performance of the stock market and pension schemes.

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