Calpe in the province of Alicante is an ideal destination for a family getaway, either for a weekend or during the vacations. In this article we'll show you great things to do and see in Calpe with children.
If you think of Calpe, surely you also think of its impressive rock formation, El Peñón d'Ifach. Did you know that there is a hiking trail that goes to the top of the Peñón d'Ifach? We do not recommend doing it with small children, in fact you can not go up with minors, but you can get as far as the the tunnel which is also a great adventure with kids.
You can plan your visit on the official website.
In addition to visiting the Peñón d'Ifach you can visit the salt mines of Calpe. They were formed millions of years ago and have been exploited as a salt industry. They are very close to the Peñón de Ifach Natural Park. Nowadays it is an ideal place for bird watching as many migratory birds spend a season here, even flamingos!
Let's go to the beach!
Calpe is known for its beaches: it has 13 km of coastline with 14 beaches and coves. Enough places to enjoy a swim with children. We recommend the beaches of Arenal-Bol and La Fossa-Levante if you like urban beaches with fine sand.
You can not miss a bath in Los Baños de la Reina. It is quite an experience to be able to take a bath surrouonded by Roman architectural remains.
Visit the historical town center
Many people are surprised to learn that Calpe has a beautiful historic center. The old town of Calpe is located about two kilometers from the coast. There is a marked tourist route that runs through its streets and passes along ancient buildings such as its churches, walls and Roman ruins.
Other activities for families in Calpe
- Solve the "mystery of the lost hat" with an interactive guide where you can enjoy audiovisual content and augmented reality.
- Go to the fish auction at the fish market in the port of Calpe.
- Visit the Russian Orthodox Church of the Archangel Michael.
- Climb the Morro de Toix and enjoy the views.
- Take a boat trip with underwater view, from the port of Calpe (only in summer).
- Playing in the main square
Accommodation in Calpe
The Suitopia Hotel in Calpe is ideal for families with small children and/or teenagers. They have an animation programme and games for all ages. The hotel has 4 swimming pools: two of them are for children, one with slides and the other with the Bubble, a fun installatoin in the middle of the pool that you can climb on.
We hope you'll enjoy your stay in Calpe!