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Alicante Calpe

Calpel sits on the border of the Mediterranean ,surrounded by the beauty of its countryside and vineyards.Being an important point of the paysage the Rock of Ifach.
This one is a big calcareous rock of more than 300 m high, that enter in the sea and from where the town take its name.The best views from Calpe are the ones from the top of the Rock of Ifach.
For its ecosystem this region has been declared Nature Reserve.
Various old civilisations settled down here in the Marina Alta region of Alicante, witnesses of these settlements are the historic remains that still exist as the Roman baths "Baños de la Reina" (Queen's Baths).
The old quarter of Calpe is enclosed in the old walls, built in the 15th century to defend the city against pirate attacks. Close to the Moorish quarter of El Arrabal, part of the medieval walled precinct is preserved, some fronts and the large Tower of Peça.
There are also a few religious monuments that are quite important and interesting to visit such as the:

- Church of Vírgen de las Nieves from the 15th c.which is the only Gothic-Mudejar style church of Valencia.
-the hermitates of La Cometa and San Salvador from the 17th century.

Calpe has become a quite important tourist destination on the Costa Blanca with its mild climate and its 11 kilometres of coastline where the cliffs are quite present , with beaches and coves, a marina and a beautiful natural environment.

Facilities for various water sport can be found all along the beaches of La Fossa and Arenal, like windsurfing boards and jetskis.
If you are a diver you must not miss the beautiful caves with its crystal waters.We suggest the followings: Les Bassetes, La Manzanera and Les Urques.

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