Calpe is a beautiful town on the Costa Blanca, full of history and culture, located 124 km from Valencia. The 13 kilometers coastline offers magnificent beaches and coves where you can relax and enjoy the Mediterranean Sea.
One of the major tourist attractions of Calpe is the el Parque Natural del peñón de Ifach, raised in a massif on the sea to 332 meters height. From the top you could see the island of Formentera and the cape of Santa Pola. Flora: Inside the park the presence of endemic rupicum vegetation is vital: Silene de Ifach, thyme, scabiosa rock or Valencian horseshoe. Fauna: The park is a refuge for birds such as the cormorant, the yellow-legged gull, the alcatraz, the eleonor falcon, the peregrine falcon or the pale swift.
El Peñón de Ifach is undoubtedly one of the greatest attraction of Calpe. And not for less, it is already the ideal place for both hiking and nature lovers, as for those who enjoy photography. As soon as you start to climb, you start to see a beautiful image of the fishing port and the village in the background. Further up is the Conservation Center where you learn about the different cultures that used to live there.
Calpe has many great beaches and coves that many people say are the best on the Valencian coast. Among the best known are Arenal-Bol and La Fossa, although of course we prefer the small coves such as Cala de Racó or Calalga, or less crowded areas such as Playa Cantal Roig.
The old town of Calpe (especially at night) is wonderful. Walking through its cobbled and narrow streets, you could enjoy the remains of the wall and feel its atmosphere are a luxury. In addition to the walls and the charm of walking the streets, you can also visit the Torreó de la Peça which is now the Museo del Coleccionismo, as well as the two churches. Some of its most important monuments, examples of the monumental heritage of the city, are casa del Cóco, Museo Etnológico, Iglesia Antigua and Forat de la Mar.
The gastronomy of Calpe is mainly based on fish and rice. In Calpe there are numerous routes and trails through the mountainous nature that surrounds the town. The best known is the path of the Parque Natural del peñón de Ifach that surrounds this rocky massif on the horizon of Calpe. There are also several pleasant walks to visit. In this walks you can admire the remains of a Roman villa and Baños de la Reina. The panorama from La Manzanera and the Morro de Toix is pure Mediterranean with the pines staining green with the hillsides next to the intense blue of Mediterranean Sea.
Benidorm is a Spanish city in the province of Alicante, in the Valencian Community, located 144 km from Valencia. It is located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, in the region of the Marina Baja, of which it is its most densely populated municipality. It is also the tourist capital of the Valencian Community.
Known as the “New York of the Mediterranean”, Benidorm is the city with the most skyscrapers in Spain. It is one of the most important and well known tourist destinations in Spain and the whole of the Mediterranean thanks to its beaches and nightlife.
The attraction of Benidorm lies in its three beaches with blue flag, the beautiful distinction granted by the European Union. These three beaches are: Levante, Poniente and Mal Pas, to which is added the small cala del Tío Chimo and La Almadrava. Also for a lively and varied nightlife.
The Mirador del Castillo or also called “Balcón del Mediterráneo”, is one of the most emblematic points of the city that is located in the old town that separates Poniente Beach and Levante Beach from Benidorm and no visitor should miss it. This beautiful building, with its white stone balustrade, it has become a symbol of Benidorm and a place where virtually all tourists come for visiting it. The visit to the viewpoint is beautiful not also during the day ( to contemplate an infinite vision of the sea and the impressive skyline of Benidorm) but also during the night ( the illuminated city is also a spectacle).
Apart from that, Benidorm is home to several theme parks and nature parks, including the popular Terra Mítica. To these alternatives are joined the nightclubs and restaurants, where you can try and taste the typical foods and drinks: paella, pebrera talladera (guiso de atún with pimientos and calabaza), tarta de almendra, turrones and helados, misteleta (sweet wine) and horchata.
The city of Benidorm has established itself as one of the main international tourist centers of the Levantine coast. Its pleasant climate throughout the year and the quality of its beaches are the major attractions for tourists where they can also enjoy a careful offer of services and sports and leisure activities.