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05·JAN·2016

A day out in Calpe

When you book your honest and transparent all inclusive car hire at Alicante airport or Mallorca airport with Drivalia you open up a treasure trove of amazing places to visit and around 75km from Alicante airport you will find the beautiful fishing town of Calpe.

If you like seafood then Calpe is a great place to visit with an array of restaurants near the port and in the town offering the finest and freshest “marisco” (seafood). It can be a little pricey but well worth it as a treat during your stay.

The two churches of Calpe are certainly worth a visit.  They are close to each other, the Iglesia Antigua and the church Senora de las Nieves are both located in the center of Calpe. 

Dating back to the 15th century, the old church had been reconditioned many times over the past centuries after various attacks by pirates. Calpe’s archeological museum can be found just opposite at the plaza de la villa showing various findings of the 4th until the 8th century. Alongside you find ruins of the romans and the ruins of the “baño de la reina”, together with rests of an old tower, the torreon de la peca.

Calpe’s two main beaches, the cantal roig and the playa arenal are widely known for its fine sand. Together with the other two beaches, la fossa and the bay of Gasparet which also belongs to the city, Calpe offers many kilometers of excellent swimming and surfing possibilities.

Then for those of you who are feeling energetic why not visit the famous “Calpe Rock” otherwise known as Penyal d´ifac.  As well as being a protected nature reserve the rock which can be seen for miles is popular with both walkers and climbers alike.  There is parking just before the asscent but this is limited. When we were there we witnessed a car get scraped by another trying to squeeze in.  Remember however that if you book the Drivalia all inclusive car hire at Alicante airport you don´t need to worry if there are any little incidents as you´ve got it covered!  

Once you have parked your car you can treck up the (slightly steep) path enjoying the beautiful trees, plants and birds as well as the various view points that give you what must be the most amazing views of the whole of the coast and crystal clear blue waters until you reach the tunnel.  Once you manage to clamber through the tunnel you can admire the views or, when open, for those who are a little braver you can follow the path all the way to the very top (we would not recommend this unless you are very experienced and have safety gear!).

Spain and it´s Costas really do offer some amazing places to see and great things to do and booking your all inclusive car hire at Alicante airport or Mallorca airport with Drivalia not only gives you what is arguably the best value and most transparent way to hire a car but also gives you the freedom to really get the most from your holiday.  

Don´t forget as well that Drivalia Ultimate makes debit card car hire at Alicante airport and Mallorca airport completely possible.  With Drivalia Ultimate the price you see is the price you pay because Drivalia Ultimate really is truly all inclusive car hire.  Because it is all inclusive there is no need to buy extra insurance, no need to leave a deposit meaning you can have a relaxed, stress-free holiday and get out and about and enjoy your car hire.