Calpe is located in the north of the Costa Blanca it is about an hours drive from Alicante Airport and roughly 25 minutes drive from Benidorm . The resort Like all coastal towns has grown up from a small fishing village into a large tourist area, Calpe however has had the fortune not to spring up overnight and whilst there is a built up high rise centre to the town there is also a working harbour and an old town and the resort spreads out along both sides of the isthmus. Dominated by the spectacular rock of Ifach(penon de Ifach) which stretches out to sea for almost a kilometre. It looks like ideal rock climbing territory, the rock is actually a protected natural reserve but tours are available. The town was traditionally a popular resort with German tourists, but like the rest of the coast travellers are now moving around more and now tourist areas rarely have a distinctive nationality other than Spanish. The old harbour now plays neighbour to a modern marina which gives the town a very international feel. The choice of food is superb with excellent fish restaurants around the harbour area. Calpe is a lively bustling town and there is plenty of nightlife but definitely not a party town for 18-30s ,so its a resort that the family can enjoy. There are three main beaches in the area Passeo Maritimo, Levante o la fossa and La calagla. They are all excellent blue flag beaches, although the white sands of Levante is our favourite. If you fancy a wild night out there are regular buses to Benidorm which is less than 30 minutes away, or if you want to see some fantastic sites on your travels then explore the narrow gauge railway that runs from Alicante to Denia.