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Why you should visit Calpe from Benidorm

Calpe is a small town to the north of the Costa Blanca in Alicante which is undoubtedly the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. Famous for its spectacular beaches, it offers tourists a wide range of options as going on a cultural tour of the area, for example, is also a great choice.

We suggest you look for a hotel for couples in Benidorm, a more well-known city and a hub for holiday-goers from Spain and abroad, where you can organise day trips.  You can use public transport or get a hire care as Calpe is just 24km away. It takes less than half an hour’s drive to get there.

Benidorm means fun, as you know, although a trip to Calpe can bring some nice variety to your holidays.  The town’s beaches are well-known; if you’re looking to relax on one of them, we recommend Arenal-Bol, Playa de Levante, or la Fossa, and one of a kind coves such as El Penyal, Les Bassetes o El Racó.

Calpe boasts more than five kilometres of spectacular cliffs, the best of which are Peñón de Ifach, Toix, and La Manzanera, where you can take in some truly outstanding views.  Take the chance to take some photos and get away from everything while you enjoy a special moment on your romantic getaway.  Your partner will cherish the memory of it.

What to see on a day trip to Calpe?

If you’re not looking for some time on the beach and have other activities in mind, a day trip to Calpe is a great idea, as you can visit, for example, the Roman Baños de la Reina archaeological site, where you can find sea pools carved out of stone.

We also suggest that you go on a history-culture tour of the ruins of Pobla de Ifac, a walled medieval town at the foot of the Rock of Ifac. This limestone rock formation is home to a wide range of birds, which you can see if you are in the area.

Visitors to Calpe shouldn’t miss out on the chance to get their photo taken at the Red Wall, an apartment building designed by Ricardo Bofill which stands out for its pink, red, and gold colours and for being very close to the Peñón de Ifach natural park in the heart of the Mediterranean.

You can finish off your tour of the town by strolling through the city centre and visiting places like  the Salvador de Calpe chapel, at the very top of a hill, which offers stunning views We also recommend you visit the Old Church, the only one of Gothic-Mudéjar style in the whole of the Valencian Community, the Parish Church, and San Juan de la Cometa chapel on the outskirts.

As you can see in this article, there is lots to see and do in Calpe.   A visit to this peaceful town, which contrasts with the hustle and bustle of Benidorm, will be the icing on the cake of your romantic getaway.   Stay at Grand Luxor Hotel and make it your base for your holidays.

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