This is an all-year-round destination, thanks to a very mild climate that rarely dips below the mid-teens; hot and sunny in the summer, pleasantly warm in late spring and most of autumn. The area enjoys nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine in an average year, which compares to less than 1,500 hours for most locations in the UK. So whether you’re here in January or July, a holiday here is perfect at any time of the year.
Families: Calpe holidays are ideal for families seeking somewhere with a quieter atmosphere and easy access to different theme parks.
Couples: With a good range of restaurants within walking distance, lively bars near the beach, and excellent transport links to other Spanish resorts by tram, Calpe is well suited to couples who simply want to relax and would prefer not to hire a car on their holiday.
Nature lovers: With great beaches and beautiful natural attractions well within reach, Calpe is also an ideal base if you love the great outdoors.
Language: Spanish. Like other resorts in the Costa Blanca, you can expect at least a basic level of English to be spoken in most tourist venues like hotels and seafronts bars and restaurants. However, if you're keen to practice your Spanish and impress the locals during your holiday, feel free to download an app or buy a phrasebook and try out a few basics.
Currency: Change your Stirling into Euros, or get a Thomas Cook Cash Passport and top it up with Euros to use while you’re on holiday.
Local time: One hour ahead of the UK, like all of Spain.
Fly to: Alicante Airport, 76km from Calpe.
Flight time from the UK: It takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes to fly from the UK to Alicante Airport.
Tourist Information: Find out more tourist information on Calp holidays here https://www.calpeonline24.com/.
Visa and Health: For the latest visa and health requirements, click here https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain.
By Bus: There are regular buses between Calpe's train station and the resort's other neighbourhood, which are run by Autobuses Ifach S.L.
By Tram: You can take the tram to Alicante in about 90 minutes and enjoy terrific views of the coast as you go. Trams also connect Calpe with Benidorm, Altea and Denia.
By Taxi: There are many situations where travelling by taxi can be quite convenient, especially when you're travelling with lots of luggage to or from the airport. Just make sure you agree the fare before you set off.
By car: If you'd prefer more independence and the flexibility to travel at your own pace during your holiday, then hire a car from Alicante Airport or the resort itself.
Like other towns and cities across Spain, Calpe celebrates many festivals throughout the year, from spectacular fiestas like the Virgen Del Carmen in July, to the Oktoberfest Beer Festival from late October to early November.