Calpe is a good destination for Easter

The Alicante city of Calpe, where you can visit the Peñón de Ifach, although in addition to this natural rock formation there are other attractions to enjoy

In the north of the province of Alicante we find Calpe, a city designed for tourism, which hides truly spectacular corners. A beach area that each year gains more prominence as a tourist destination in the Valencian Community, since it has one of the unique points, not only in the Alicante region, but probably in the entire country. The Peñón de Ifach is a rock formation that juts out into the sea and which turns out to be one of the main natural and tourist attractions of the town.

One of the things that can be done in this Alicante town is, precisely, to climb to the highest part of the rock. From there you can get a spectacular view of the coast, and even when the sky is very clear, the island of Ibiza can be seen on the horizon, although the weather conditions must be very clear to be able to see it. There is a marked path to climb to the top, although on occasions it may be closed due to seagull nesting or, as has been the case for several months, due to reconditioning of the accesses. In any case, the climb is a very intense experience, since during the route there are several viewpoints that allow you to enjoy the views.

Calpe has many incentives to enjoy a weekend getaway combining the beach and natureThe Peñón de Ifach Interpretation Center It’s about half way. In it you can find everything you need to know and understand the fauna and flora of the place. But Calpe is much more than the Rock, which dominates the town from wherever we are. Las Salinas are another natural place worth visiting. These are located in the beach area, a few meters from one of the most important in the town. The origin of these wetlands is in some old salt pans, which have left the freshwater lake near the sea.

In this place there is a great variety of birds, from seagulls to flamingos, together with the inevitable ducks, which gather many fans of bird watching. Another option is to take the ecological path between Calpe and Moraira. This trail starts at the beach”calalga” from Calpe and leads to the urban area of ​​Moraria. Next to the sea are also Los Baños de la Reina, some Roman ruins that could be saltwater pools, connected to the Mediterranean, or old fish farms where fish were raised for food.

The visit to the old town is another of the attractions of a visit to Calpe, where there are medieval remains and buildings that keep part of history of the population. A good option to alternate with walks on the beach, sunbathing and the possibility of immersing yourself in the always pleasant Mediterranean.

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