Best MaritimJust a short stroll to Calpe Beach in Levante, this hotel has a 2,000 m² spa area and 3 swimming pools. Enjoy meals in the buffet restaurant followed a pleasant evening in the piano bar. As well as dining in the buffet restaurant, you can savour a coffee or refreshment in the Diamante Beach Spa’s cafe. Alternatively, choose between 2 à la carte restaurants and an Italian restaurant. Enjoy the Diamante Beach’s impressive spa with hydromassage cascades, Finnish sauna and Roman thermal baths. Or pamper yourself with several types of healing treatments such as colour therapy and essential oils.
Travels Along the Edge:
40 Ultimate Adventures for the Modern Nomad
From Crossing the Sahara to Bicycling Through Vietnam
by David Noland

translate into these languages - Calpe - Spain Calpe - Spain
click any image below to view imageslideshow

Calpe is a coastal town located in the comarca of Marina Alta, in the province of Alicante, Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. It has an area of 23.5 km² and a population density of 855.45 persons/km². The town is located 67 km from the city of Alicante, lying at the foot of the Natural Park of Peñón de Ifach.

The economy of Calp is mainly based on tourism and fishing. Many Iberian, Roman and Arab archeological sites exist in the town, due to its strategic coastal location. Some of the most important monuments in Calpe are the ruins of Los baños de la Reina - the queen's baths, the flooded salt flats, a bird sanctuary for migratory birds, its Gothic Catholic church and the tower of La Peça, dating from the 18th century.

The Rock of Ifach - meaning "North" in the Phenician tongue - was the impressive natural lookout for the inhabitants that lived in the surrounding areas. Another lookout was the Morro de Toix Mountain, from which the Mascarat Ravine, an essential passage along the coast, could be controlled. The area gained in importance during the Romanisation period of the history of the Iberian Peninsula. The township's proximity to the sea favoured marine trade and fish factories. Evidence of this can be found at the historical site, los Baños de la Reina.

In the period between 1945 and the end of the 50's many holiday villas and small hotels were built to accommodate the flourishing summer tourist trade. The hotel trade in the region is located almost exclusively on the coastal area. During the second half of the 60's, as happened along the rest of the Costa Blanca, there was a tremendous boom in construction in Calpe. This was due to political change and the emergence of tourism as a phenomenon of the masses. It was this transformation that made Calpe what it is today.

See the hotels in Hotels in Calpe

SL Button 60
Secondlife is a Virtual World
Join for Free

© Calpe - Spain. All Rights Reserved.  Created by the black rabbit