Calpe, also known as Calp, is a popular resort on Spain’s Costa Blanca. The town is a nice vacation spot for outdoor activities like cycling, hiking, and rock climbing during the relatively mild winters, and the warm summers make for the ideal beach vacation.
Calpe’s history began in the Valencian Bronze Age, roughly 1,500 BC. Romans established the first town later, directly below the Calpe rock. Today, tourists can still visit archeological sites like Baos de la Reina. Additionally, it is believed that the Romans once used the Salt Lake, home to the famous Calpe flamingos, as a salt extraction facility.