Calpe has been voted one of the most iconic resorts in the Alicante region. It's famous for its Peñon de Ifach, the Old town with its historical buildings and for its long white sandy beaches.
Calpe offers a wide scope of cultural and artistic events that you can enjoy. The town is famous for its flamenco dancing shows, medieval markets, and concerts in the Plaza Mayor, which is free to the public.
When the Arabs conquered this region they built a castle in the Mascarat area to protect it´s population and named the area around it Kalp. It was recaptured by the Christians in 1244 under James I of Aragon. In 1687 The town was plundered by Barbary pirates, a historical event that has been replayed at the beaches every year which is a major festivity.
Calpe population is 21.500, 60% are mainly foreigners, including Belgium, French and British.
Calpe has three markets, these are on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
Calpe: vibrant, alive, exciting, traditional, unforgettable!