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.
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.
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.
Catalan and Spanish
Fly to Alicante Airport then take the bus or drive to Calpe.
You can climb here all year round but it may be best to avoid the hottest summer months of June, July and August.
Stay up-to-date on the best adventures!