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Rock Climbing in Calpe: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Explore the best climbing spots on the Costa Blanca.

Situated on Spanish Mediterranean coastline near Alicante, Calpe is a charming beachside town. Once an ancient fishing village, it is now one of the most popular vacation spots on the Costa Blanca. It’s also home to the Peñón de Ifach, a giant limestone rock formation that’s perfect for rock climbing.

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FAQs: Rock Climbing in Calpe

What should I know about Rock Climbing Calpe?

Climbing the Peñón de Ifach is a must-do in Calpe. It is 332 meters high and there are a few different routes to the top, both for climbing and walking. The great thing about this climb is that there are a number of multi-pitch routes that will suit the beginner and the more advanced. The views you’ll get of the Mediterranean Sea as you climb are simply unbeatable, on a clear day you may even get to see Ibiza.

Why should I choose Calpe for my Rock Climbing adventure?

Peñón de Ifach

Also called the Penyal d'Ifac, this huge limestone formation juts out off the Calpe coastline. It’s popular with climbers and is also a nature reserve home to birds of prey like Falcons and varied plant life.

Culture and history of Calpe

In the picture-perfect town of Calpe, you'll find archaeological ruins from Roman and Iberian times and other places of historical significance. Throughout the year the town holds fiestas, and during these times the town comes alive with music, colors, and traditions.

**Great beach life **

The sandy beaches of Calpe attract visitors from all around the world. The sand is golden and the water a bright blue. The area also maintains a mild climate for much of the year. For obvious reasons, you can also expect to eat fresh, delicious fish while you’re there.

What can I expect from the weather during my Rock Climbing trip in Calpe?

Calpe has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. Expect averages of 26 degrees celsius during summer, though it can get much hotter in the day. The temperature doesn't dip much below 12 degrees celsius in the winter.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Calpe region?

Catalan and Spanish

What currency is accepted around Calpe?


How can I get to Calpe?

Fly to Alicante Airport then take the bus or drive to Calpe.

What's the country code for the Calpe region?


When is the best time to travel to Calpe for Rock Climbing?

You can climb here all year round but it may be best to avoid the hottest summer months of June, July and August.

What people are saying about Rock Climbing | Calpe



Picus was an excellent guide and the trip was incredible! Highly recommend.



We were rained out, so I can't honestly review my experience with Penon de Ifach. It will have to wait until another time. However, weather is beyond Jorge's control and he went out of his way to make sure I was informed the entire time on the possibility of needing to cancel well before my trip. In addition, he handled all previous logistics excellently and provided that nature did not intervene I have no doubt this would have been a phenomenal experience. Jorge also made sure that my deposit was refunded with expediency shortly after cancellation. I would recommend using this service to seek adventure in the beauty of Spain, as they clearly use highly trained and professional individuals to make sure that your safety is of main priority.



Great day out. Our guide Sergi was very knowledgeable and patient, and the whole day was a fantastic trip overall.





I just spent 4 days climbing in Costa Blanca with My guide, Ruben Sanchez.  I have been climbing for 25+years, and have worked with a lot of guides around the world.  Climbing with Ruben was truly one of the best guided experiences I have ever had. He has a  rare combination of easy going, encouraging personality mixed with very safe and competent climbing/guiding skills. I told him what I wanted to accomplish during our time together, and he more than met my expectations.  I was challenged,  but always felt safe, and I had a great time.  The bonus was working on my Spanish for 4 days (he was incredibly patient with me!). I would HIGHLY recommend Ruben as a guide to anyone looking to climb in Spain.  Thank you so much for making the connection for me!

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