Booking a Calpe Villa

Calpe is a delightful resort situated on the south eastern coast of Spain, around 20 kilometres from the popular holiday destination of Benidorm and less than an hour’s drive away from the nearest airport of Alicante.  Booking a Calpe villa holiday is a popular choice with families and couples who want to take advantage of the stunning beaches and great weather that the Costa Brava receives whilst enjoying a more relaxed setting for their beach break. 

When you reach Calpe villas you will find that the town is split into two parts, separated by the iconic Rock of Ifach that rises over 300 metres from the sea and dominates the landscape.  To the west of the Rock is the town centre with many shops to browse and restaurants to stop at for a bite to eat, as well as a popular and spacious sandy beach.  To the east is the more modern part of the resort where some Calpe villas, hotels and apartment blocks can be found behind a long promenade that is lined with bars, restaurants, ice cream parlours and souvenir shops.  There are also salt flats where flamingos can be seen and the town has a picturesque mountainous backdrop that is especially beautiful at sunset.

The Rock of Ifach is a famous landmark of Calpe and has been designated as a protected nature park because of its importance to colonies of seabirds and other plants and animals.  Those staying in a Calpe villa may wish to take the two hour walk to the top of the rock along the marked pathway that is quite steep in places.  At the beginning of the trail you will find a visitor centre with information about the wildlife that inhabits the Rock.  When you reach the top you will discover the ruins of an 18th century watch tower that was built to guard the town against pirate invasions.  It is a great way to spend a morning or afternoon during your stay at a Calpe villa and the views from the top are incredibly rewarding.

When you stay in a Calpe villa you will find that the beaches are clean and the sand is soft which is perfect for families with young children and those wanting to work on their tan.  The beach to the east of the Rock of Ifach is known as La Fosse and is popular with people staying in a Calpe villa.  With plenty of cafés and restaurants along the seafront you do not need to walk far for some lunch or a tasty ice cream to help you cool down in the heat of the day.  On the other side of the Rock you will find the Arenal-Bol beach that is close to the town centre and a popular spot for people staying at a Calpe villa in this area.  For the more adventurous holidaymaker there are also plenty of water sports available up and down the beaches to take part in when you hire a villa in Calpe.  The calm waters are fantastic for snorkelling and scuba diving, and an occasional sea breeze is ideal for windsurfing and sailing.  There is also jet skiing, waterskiing and parasailing available, which are payable locally when you hire a Calpe villa.

A lively street market is held every Saturday morning in the town and sells all kinds of food from fresh fish and meat to delicious local fruit and vegetables.  The beauty of renting a self-catering Calpe villa is that you can stay in or eat out whenever you feel like it and most fresh ingredients for creating meals can be bought at the Saturday market.  There is also a large supermarket located on the outskirts of Calpe where you can purchase supplies as well as plenty of smaller food stores around the town.  Holidaymakers that stay in a Calpe villa often make up picnics to take to the beach with them or try their hand at creating their own delicious Spanish dishes such as paella.  Alternatively there are plenty of restaurants and pizzerias to choose from if you prefer to eat out every night.  When you stay in a Calpe villa you will find that many of the restaurants around the town have a lot of delicious fish and seafood dishes on their menus due to their seaside location.

Browse the fantastic selection of Calpe villa properties that are listed on the website and read about their location and list of facilities that are available.  You may wish to hire a Calpe villa with a pool and there are properties of all sizes and styles to suit all budgets, ranging from basic apartments to more luxurious villas.