Calpe is located in the region of Marina Alta. It has an area of 23.5 km² and a population density of 855.45 persons.
The town is located 67 km away from the city of Alicante at the foot of the Natural Park of Peñon de Ifach. This is a gigantic granite rock over 600 meters high.
The Alicante airport is located within 1 hour via AP7, and Valencia airport – within 1h 30min. Only 20 minutes by car will get you to Benidorm
The high-rise apartment and hotel buildings with sea front views are very common here. And behind these high rise buildings the sand lakes the Salinas de Saladar can be found.
For shopping purposes, there is a market every Saturday, selling fresh fruits and vegetables as well as other locally-made goods and products.
You can also find here the famous Calpe fish market to the right-hand side of the rock, as Calpe originally was a small fishing village long times ago.
The fishing boats bring their catch in and you can even watch the fish auctions on the quay and buy the fresh fish yourself. The restaurants serve the fresh fish out the front, you can choose the plate you wish, after what it is sent back to the kitchen to be cooked. Worth tasting!
If you want to enjoy the real beer, come to the Calpe Oktoberfest, it is one of the most popular festivals on the Costa Blanca organized by the Carnaval Club Calpe Association and Calpe Town Hall. This traditional German festival focuses on drinking lots of beer.