This famous market welcomes hundreds of people every Saturday to enjoy its stalls, both food and many other items.
The two zones of the weekly market in Calpe
The famous Calpe street market, which takes place every week on Saturday, is divided into two different areas of the town. Each area has its own products for sale in particular, having on the one hand food and on the other hand clothing and utensils.
You will find this section of the market at “Parking Casco Antiguo“, from 7am to 2:00 p.m., every Saturday (except national holidays, which is usually changed to Friday).
Like the food market, the clothing market takes place every Saturday from 7am to 2pm. In this case, the location is along the Avenida de Rumanía de Calpe.
Calpe has some beautiful beaches and coves, it also has an average annual temperature of 18º and about 44 days a year with clouds, which is why it becomes an ideal destination to enjoy contact with the sea.
It has 13 km of coastline with 14 beaches and coves for you to choose the one you like the most. Kilometer-long beaches of fine sand, small sandy coves or virgin rocks with cliffs.
Arenal-Bol and La Fossa are the best-known sandy beaches where you can take a leisurely walk, or enjoy sports and water activities.
With more than 5 km of beautiful cliffs, we find beautiful and quiet coves sculpted by the blow of the sea and wind, such as El Penyal, El Racó or Les Bassetes, beautiful places where diving, snorkeling, fishing and sailing become unforgettable experiences.
Beautiful beaches and coves of Calpe
El Collao or Racó del Corb
Located south of Calpe, a unique natural environment that can only be accessed by sea.
Near the “Puerto Blanco” leisure port, a cove of sand and rounded pebbles with calm waters and posidonia vegetation.
Small cove of fine sand located on the seafront promenade. It stands out for the presence of the site known as Baños de la Reina.
Small gravel cove closed at its southern end by the Calpe port breakwater and located at the foot of the Peñón de Ifach. Next to the ecological walk Princesa de Asturias
Next to the buildings of the architect Ricardo Bofill, with calm waters and Posidonia vegetation.
Small natural cove of rocks with transparent waters. A quiet place where nature is the protagonist.
Cove of sand and rocks where remains of underwater vegetation accumulate.
Accessible only by sea, a small and quiet natural cove of gravel and boulders.
Located between the port Les Bassetes and Calalga. With crystal clear waters perfect for snorkeling.
Located next to the Bassetes leisure port, with pebbles and beautiful views of the Peñón de Ifach.
Small beach of pebbles and sand, located next to the old Puerto Blanco leisure port.
Small and quiet sandy beach located next to the fishing port and the Peñón de Ifach.
Arenal – Bol
With more than 1 km of fine sand and transparent waters, it is one of the most popular in Calpe.
Levante o La Fossa
With fine sand and crystal clear waters, calm and familiar that offers all the comforts to spend the day.
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The vast majority of us who live in the Mediterranean know what the Peñón de Ifach is and where it is, but surely there are many details about the Natural Park that you didn’t know. Here we leave you the 5 curiosities that you don’t know about the Peñón de Ifach.
5 curiosities that you didn’t know about the Peñón de Ifach
The Peñón de Ifach was an island
Many years ago, the Peñón de Ifach was separated from the Peninsula, as it was a small island / islet. In Roman times it had already been joined by a small tongue of land, although if you look at it, currently the union between them is very small and, in fact, it is a very flooded area although at the moment it is full of buildings.
Tourist Symbol of the Costa Blanca
Its 332 meters high that rise from the Mediterranean Sea, has made this Natural Monument one of the most important on the Costa Blanca. If you look at the Peñón, it appears in almost all the tourism publications of the province of Alicante since it can be seen from many places in the province.
It is the smallest Natural Park in the Valencian Community
With about 50 hectares of extension and 1 km in length, it is the smallest Natural Park in the Valencian Community and it is also one of the smallest in Europe. However, given its uniqueness, it is one of the most visited, with more than 100,000 registered visits per year.
The large rocks that have been falling from the Rock to the sea have formed a steep bottom full of arches and tunnels like a labyrinth. That is why it is one of the favorite places for divers to do their dives. If you like snorkeling more, you can also enjoy the marine life in Cala Racó, in the southern part of the Peñón.
El Peñón has more than 35 climbing routes, and climbing right from the sea has to be an impressive experience.
If you want to enjoy our beautiful natural landscapes on the Costa Blanca, we will bring you closer!
The Oltà mountain Natural Park is a small mountain in the town of Calpe. From the top of the mountain there are impressive views of the Mediterranean, the coastal mountains of Alicante and the Peñón de Ifach.
The Oltà mountain has a large area with swings, a fountain and picnic tables. We can also find an area with barbecues, toilets and sinks. In turn, there is a large camping area.
It is perfect to spend one or several days with family and / or friends, enjoy nature and do some outdoor sports.
From the camping area, several routes begin along tracks and marked trails that allow you to climb to the top at 586m of altitude and about 10km of route.
Camping Area – Water tank – Hermitage – El Pinet – Hermitage – Camping Area
Time: approximately 2 hours.
This route is suitable for all ages, but in the Pinet area it is a bit more stony and makes the path a bit more difficult.
Camping Area – Water tank – Hermitage – Crossing – Cima de La Mola – Crossing – Corralet – Top of Oltà – Corralet – Barranc de La Mola – Pou de La Mola – Pedrera de La Mola – Pasa de La Canal – Camping Area .
Time: 4 hours and 30 minutes approximately.
It is not a route for all ages, since there are stony trails that make the path more difficult.
Camping Area – Water tank – Hermitage – Camping area.
Time: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
This route is suitable for all ages, it is a wide and easy path to do.
Spectacular views from the Oltà mountain
As we go up, the views change, but they are still impressive and we can see the other mountains in the Alicante area such as the Sierra of Bernia and Sierra Gelada.
In the Ermita area there are spectacular views of Calpe. It was renovated in 2002 and they added a small area with shaded picnic tables and bathrooms.
It is advisable to bring water, food, suitable clothing and a cap.
Do you know Alicante airport? We will tell you the history of the Alicante – Elche airport and how over time it has grown to serve 20 million passengers a year.
History of Alicante Airport – Elche
Alicante-Elche airport is located 9 kilometers southwest of Alicante, in the municipality of Elche.
On May 4, 1967, the airport was inaugurated and opened to national and international passenger and freight traffic. That same day the first plane landed, a Convair Metropolitan from the Aviaco company.
The growth in traffic is immediate since all tourists bound for the Alicante Coast (Costa Blanca), who to date made their entry through the Valencia airport, are now moving to Alicante.
In 1970 the number of passengers was close to one million, which necessitated the construction of a new passenger terminal and it was inaugurated in June 1972.
In 1996 a new and profound reform was carried out, which made it possible to serve the nine million annual passengers who use its facilities in a short space of time.
In March 2011, the New Terminal Area was put into service, capable of handling almost 6,000 passengers per hour and 20 million passengers per year. It also includes a new terminal building, the boarding dock, a parking building, new access roads, and the expansion of the parking platform.
Do you know the Valencia airport? We tell you the history of the Valencia – Manises airport and how it has grown over time.
History of Valencia Airport
Valencia airport is located eight kilometers west of the capital, in the municipality of Manises.
In March 1933 the airport was inaugurated and customs declared in September 1934. The first regular flight was made on September 1, 1934 with the inauguration of the Madrid-Valencia line.
Construction of the first track began in the summer of 1946, using a metallic mesh covered with a layer of limestone on a rammed stone base. In 1948 the construction work of a small parking platform was carried out.
In 1983, the new passenger terminal was inaugurated, replacing the one that was built. The greatest innovation of the new building is the use of solar energy through solar panels.
In March 2007, the first expansion of the airport came into operation, including a new building for regional aviation, the construction of a private aviation building and a vehicle parking building, as well as the expansion of the flight track and parking platforms.
In July 2012, the second expansion of the airport was inaugurated, consisting of the construction of another building with twenty more check-in counters and a new baggage claim hall and the construction of a new vehicle parking building, among other works.
Valencia airport main destinations
Traffic is mostly international, with Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and France being the countries that contribute the highest number of passengers. The three national destinations with the most passengers are Palma de Mallorca, Madrid and Ibiza.
Type of flights
In addition to commercial aviation, with operations of many airlines, general aviation also has a high level of activity at the airport with the presence of private aviation companies, public bodies and other companies related to aerial work.
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