Calpe Bars and Restaurants

 

Bars and Restaurants in Calpe



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Taricks Bar
C/18 de Julio, Calpe
Taricks Bar is a cool and trendy place to come and meet with your mates, listen to some cool tunes and enjoy the extensive range of drinks.

Zurigo Rock Bar
C/18 de Julio, Calpe
Telephone 96 5839870
Whatever you are doing take the time to visit Zurigo Rock Bar. Open every day at 8pm
Website zurigorockbar.com

El Chiringuito
Telephone 9658 345 667
A great place to eat, drink, be entertained, hold a party or just sit with a coffe under the thatched umbrellas, and watch the world go by

Bar La Botella
Calle 18 Julio Calpe, Calpe
Telephone 965 830 010
Friendly bar

Pub Delfin
Calle Delfins
Telephone 965 835 562
English menu

Al Andalus
Avd rosa de la viento
Telephone 965874866
International Food

Andalucia Restaurant in Calpe
Edif. Timiquel
Telephone: 965 884 074
Speciality is seafood cuisine

As De Oro Restaurant in Calpe
Calle Jose Antonio 19,
Telephone 965 832 376
Spanish Tapas restaurant

Las Salinas Restaurant in Calpe
Av. Juan Carlos, 36
Telephone 965 874 500
Serves International Cuisine

Number 7 restaurant
Blasco Ibanez, 24
Calpe
Telephone 965 836 904

Pizzeria La Rusticana
The Calle Pinto Sorolla no5
Edi. Apolo VII
Calpe
Telephone 965 874 520
They are open daily from 18:00 and serves pizzas, pastas, risottos, meat dishes and more…

Calpe Shops and Services

 

Shops and Services for Calpe



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Shops for Calpe, in the Alicante region of Spain.

 

 

Services for Calpe, in the Alicante region of Spain.

 

Satellite TV in Calpe

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Calpe Weather Forecast

 

Weather Forecast for Calpe



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Weather Forecast for Calpe, located on the Mediterranean coast in the Alicante area of Spain.

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Map of Calpe



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Map of Calpe, located on the Mediterranean coast in the Alicante area of Spain.

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Calpe Tourist Information



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Calpe is located some 67 kilometres north of the city of Alicante is the lovely coastal town of Calpe (Calp), dominated by one of the best known landmarks of the Costa Blanca region – the Peñon de Ifach, Calpe is a very busy seaside resort, with a resident population of approximately 26,000 (this of course rises considerably in the summer months), it is in the Community of Valencia. With some excellent beaches, fine shopping and a great selection of bars and restaurants, Calpe is a superb location for a holiday, but is also a worthwhile spot for the day tripper, who will find some interesting places to visit, apart from the Peñon de Ifach, which is worth seeing on its own merit.

Calpe has a rich and interesting history and has been settled over the centuries by Iberians, Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs. The Romans constructed a fish salting factory in Calpe at Los Baños de Reina (the Queen’s Baths), close to the present day promenade, and the Moors built the Castle of Calpe, from where they controlled the area until defeated in around 1240 by the forces of the Christian king Jaime I.

A tiny town called ‘Ifach’ was built on the slopes of the Peñon in about 1290 by Roger de Lauria (an Aragon Admiral), and later the walls were fortified by Pedro II, to protect the town from attacks by morisco pirates. The town of Ifach was finally destroyed during the War of the Two Pedros (1359), and the town’s people fled to a farmhouse, overlooking the Bay of Calpe, it was around this farmhouse that modern day Calpe developed. This emerging town also built a defensive wall to ward off attacks, though it still suffered frequent incursions.

In 1659 Calpe suffered badly when the town was sacked, and almost 300 of its citizens were taken to Algiers, where they were held for 5 years, until returned in exchange for gold and the release of some pirate prisoners.

From about this time onward, Calpe began to grow considerably and buildings began to appear outside of the town walls as the threat of pirate attacks diminished. The main industry at this time was fishing, but almost as important was the production of salt, Calpe having its own area of salt flats.

During the 1930’s the vestiges of a tourism industry began to emerge in Calpe and some seafront hotels appeared to cater for the new middle-classes. This industry grew throughout the 1940’s and 1950’s and rocketed in the 1960’s, when cheaper and more efficient transport, brought visitors to the town from all over the world.

Calpe has continued to grow, along with the rest of the Costa Blanca, and today has something of the appearance of a ‘mini Benidorm’, with a number of high-rise apartment blocks and hotels, particularly at the northern end of the town. Apart from the Peñon de Ifach, most of the interesting places to visit are located in the old town and these
include the Torreó de la Peca (dating from the 14th and 15th Centuries), the Iglesia Antigua (‘Old Church’, originally from the 15th Century), Placa dels Mariners (Mariners Square), and the Ermita de San Salvador (Hermitage of Saint Salvador – originally from the 18th Century but later re-built). There are many other interesting places to visit in and around Calpe, both old and new, and these are all described in a useful leaflet that can be obtained from the local Tourist Information Office. Calpe enjoys a fabulous climate and all year round Calpe weather is generally warm and sunny.

Calpe, Penon Ifach

Calpe’s main attraction is not its town nor even its beautiful soft sandy beaches but the tall craggy rock formation called the Penon de Ifach. The Penon de Ifach is a large, craggy rock formation. This is also the smallest natural park in the country.

The amazing Peñon de Ifach is made up of 50,000m2 of calcareous rock, which rises vertically from the sea, to a height of 332 metres, dominating the skyline of Calpe. It is now a protected Natural Park, although visitors are allowed to climb to the summit by way of a tunnel, carved into solid rock, to facilitate the journey. Visitors allowed onto the rock are limited in number and you should arrive early and obtain a free entrance ticket.

More on the Calpe Peñon de Ifach here

Where is Calpe

Calpe is located north of Benidorm and can be easily accessed from the N332 coast road and the A-7 motorway. Most visitors travel into the area through the Alicante airport, which is located about 60 kilometres from the city. The Valencia airport is located about 105 kilometres from Calpe. Buses are available from both these airports to the city. If you prefer to have a vehicle, car hire companies operate at both airports for convenient car rentals.

One of the best ways to enjoy the local coastline is by means of the narrow gauge railway that runs from Alicante to Denia, stopping at Calpe.

Calpe has a vibrant night life, particularly in the months of June through September. You will find a variety of live entertainment to enjoy. In addition, there are art exhibitions and a variety of workshops to attend.

If you rent a car for your vacation, you can enjoy many nearby attractions during your stay. The Jalon Valley is located about fifteen kilometres from the city. This is also known as the valley of wine. The Jalon valley is famous for a variety of wines. A market in the area sells wine by the litre, as well as food and clothing from local merchants. Also close to Calpe is the city of Benidorm. This large city is a major tourist attraction. Benidorm is home to a few theme parks, a vibrant night life and many other attractions. Renting a car is the best way to explore Benidorm and the surrounding areas during your stay on the Costa Blanca.

The Ifach golf course is situated in Moraira (Benissa) on a country estate. The challenging course offers magnificent views of the sea and mountains. It’s a nine holes course and although the holes are quite short, the terrain and the narrow fairways make them tricky and entertaining.

Calpe enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with cool sea breezes in summer and protection by surrounding mountains against the cold North winds in winter. The area averages nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine each year and the average temperature easily exceeds 20 degrees.

Calpe Facts
Inhabitants 29666
Level above sea 0 meters
Nearest airport Alicante
Distance to airport 50 km
Distance to beach 0 meters
Max. temperature 40 C
Min. temperature 12 C

Tourist Information Office Calpe
Plaza del Mosquit
Calpe,
Tlf:965 838 532

Tourist Office
Avenida Ejercitos Espanoles
Tel. 965 83 69 20

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