Holiday Villa Rentals Spain – Be Captivated by Calpe on the Costa Blanca North!
Calpe, on the fantastic Costa Blanca north, is a well-liked place to book holiday villa rentals in Spain. Calpe can be found on the southern point of the Marina Alta and is a town with a long history and deep-rooted traditions. It is an ideal place to book self-catering privately rented villas and apartments for a family holiday being a wonderful combination of modern town, old village, beach resort and fishing port. The superb climate and the interesting topography of the area make this town the ideal destination for anyone who may be seeking bargain holiday rentals, from those just looking for a sun and sand getaway to outdoor sport enthusiasts.
One of the obvious attractions of Calpe and why people love to book holiday villa rentals Spain or holiday apartment rentals here is the amazing year-round temperate climate with many hours of sunshine and low rainfall. It is perfect for a summer vacation and it is also ideal for a winter getaway, benefitting from more than three hundred days of sunshine every year. Another attraction is the number one symbol of the town, the Penon de Ifach (Rock of Ifach), which rises from the Bay of Calpe to a height of 332 metres. The best views of Calpe and its coastline can be seen from the top of the rock and it is possible to climb to the top, but visitor numbers are limited, so arrive early. There is a street market in Calpe on Saturdays and a Flea Market on a Wednesday. If you are looking for gifts to take home or souvenirs there are also craft markets held in the old town during the summer months. For those who choose self-catering privately rented villas and apartments, supermarkets and shops can be found in the centre where you can stock up on provisions.
The Marina, the promenade and the beautiful coastline, with its many beaches and coves, are some of the reasons why people look for bargain holiday rentals in Calpe. Calpe has some excellent sandy beaches including Playa de Fossa, a 'Blue Flag' beach with a good range of facilities, and a narrow, rocky beach called Playa Cantal Roig, which is located on the other side of the Penon de Ifach. Both offer many kilometres of first-class swimming and surfing possibilities. If you have booked self-catering holiday villa rentals Spain or apartment rental accommodation, there are refreshment kiosks all along the beaches where you can get a snack or a meal without having to leave your sunbed!
Talking of food - the traditional cuisine in the Calpe area is Valenciana-style which is mainly based on rice and fish with additions of virgin olive oil and fresh vegetables. Included in this are that famous Spanish dish paella - why not try some if you book your self-catering privately rented villas and apartments here? Other typical dishes include octopus casserole and fish stew. However if you want a change from the local cuisine there are plenty of international restaurants to choose from including Asian, Italian, French or south American. Have a fabulous meal out and then stroll back to your holiday villa rentals Spain for a nightcap.
If you book bargain holiday rentals like a cheap apartment or a share holiday villa rentals Spain with family or friends you may find that you have extra money left for sporting or adventure activities. Local activities on offer include scuba diving, windsurfing, water skiing, swimming, sailing, quad-biking, rock-climbing and trekking. There are also many nearby towns which are worth a visit such as Denia and Javea. To the south is the town of Teulada which is famous for its muscatel vineyards if you are interested in wine and wine production.
In common with other towns in the Alicante area, Calpe’s calendar is filled with fiestas and festivals. If you book your holiday villa rentals Spain here no matter what time of the year you will usually experience some sort of lively celebrations! These include the Fallas de San José in March, the Easter celebrations (Semana Santa), the Bonfires of San Juan on June 24, the Midsummer Festival in June, the Virgen de las Nieves (Virgin of the Snow) on August 5 and the Moors and Christians Festival in October. Also if you book rented luxury villas and apartments in December you will also get to experience the Christmas celebrations!