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Calpe Festival Village 2015

If you visit Calpe between 21-30th March you will see some unusual things. 120 buses parked beside Levante beach with 8500 Portugese students celebrating the end of their studies and filling up Calpe's beaches and hotels, visiting theme parks, doing beach sports, competitions and generally having a great time.

Portugal's top D.J.s and music bands join them in Calpe Festival Village.

Calpe poniente beach sunset

Calpe sunset on Poniente Beach with the Peñon de Ifach in the background.
Every year more people choose the mild Mediterranean climate of the Costa Blanca for a second or retirement home and immediately improve their lifestyle with year round sunshine, open beaches and boulevards, and friendly welcoming people. The northern Costa Blanca shares the same privileged climate as California, South Africa and Southern Australia with average temperatures ranging from 25ºC in August to 12ºC in January and an average of 320 sunny days per year.

Spain's Northern Costa Blanca is characterised by it's miles of sand beaches, spectacular mountain ranges and terraced almond and olive orchards leading down to the lowland orange and lemon groves. The symbol of the Costa Blanca is the Peñon de Ifach (Calpe Rock) - the natural stone outcrop that stands out in the sea to a height of 332m providing an outlook over the whole of the coast. The summit can be reached by following a narrow path that passes between the nesting sites of the more than 80 species of local and migrant birds. Calpe Rock is a favourite destination for the international climbing community as is the nearby Moro de Toix.

Calpe combines outstanding natural beauty with famous sand beaches and a lively year round town making it a frequent first choice among foreign buyers for a second home or permanent residence.

Calpe Fishing Boats and Fish Auction

Calpe fishing boats and fish market auction. Calpe has grown out of a traditional Mediterranean fishing village and Calpe port is still an active part of local life. The boats go out each night with the catch being sold at a Dutch style auction to supply Calpe's many speciality restaurants (168 at the last count).

Fish restaurants Calpe port

Calpe's original and very popular seafood restaurants beside the port serving the complete range of fish and seafood dishes. The traditional mid day choice is of course Paella, that can be Mixta with seafood, chicken and peppers etc. or Marinera with just seafood. Either way it's a delicious dish to enjoy with a jug of local Valencia, Calpe, Alicante, Altean wine. Popular alternatives are Calamares (octopus) either "A la Romana" (rings fried in batter) or in a garlic sauce, or straight forward fried Sardinas with bread, olive oil and an "Ensalada Valenciana".
The restaurants serve fish straight from the boats and offer free Sangria to passers by. The fish and seafood dishes on offer are presented in iced street front cabinets showing the price of each, and you are invited to order right there while you drink your sangria. The area is packed in summer with Calpe residents and visitors from throughout the Costa Blanca.

Calpe Street Market

Calpe market takes place every Saturday morning from 8.00am in Calle del Norte (parallel to the dual carriageway into town). The top has flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables, lower down, pickles, dried meats, honey and spices, then Paella pans, baskets, shoes and clothing. Shoes from €3 and dresses from €2.99 !! Man statue, handlebar moustache man.