Calpe is a coastal town located in the comarca of Marina Alta, in the province of Alicante, Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. The town is located 67 km from the city of Alicante, lying at the foot of the Natural Park of Peñón de Ifach, (Ifach Rock).
The economy of Calpe 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. Calpe is a very beautiful Spanish town to visit espeically during Spring!
The Costal walk through greener areas of Calpe hosts phenomenal views. The main town / beach area of Calpe is dotted with tacky tourist shops/bars and restaurants and not much else but it would be nice for a family day on the beach as the sand and water look lovely but lots and lots of tourists perch here on sunny days.
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