ACTIVITIES

There are many Activities  on offer in Calp.

Calp is a town full of history and culture presenting visitors with opportunities to indulge in hundreds of other interests. Throughout history it has attracted thousands of settlers and travelers.  Due to its location on the coast it continues to do so to this day. Each summer the population increases as Europeans and other nationalities flock to its pristine beaches.  However,it is not only sun sea and beaches that attracts the tourists, Calp has more to offer. For more information about the many activities on offer in Calp and what you can do here, visit the information centre.

If you are interested in Golf, Tennis, Cycling, or other activities then you can find more information on our website

Golf

There are two nice 9 hole courses both with fabulous viewsof the mountains and the ocean and within only a few minutes’ drive of Calpe. Further away 14kms Javea has a 9 hole course and probably the best is Oliva Nova 18 holes, less than half an hour on the A7 (29 kms away)

Golf Clubs near Calp

Golf Clubs near Calp. Thanks to its exceptional climate the Costa Blanca has become paradise for golf lovers. Easily accessibility  ensures Calp area is perfect for golfing holidays.

Of the fifteen golf courses sited on the coast, Club de Golf Ifach, is probably not rated in the top ten list, however it is, never the less a nice easy 9 hole course set in beautiful surroundings with magnificent views of Calp rock and the Mediterranean.

You will find it on the Calpe to Moraira  coast road about 4 kms from Calp . San Jaime golf club as it is also known, can be found near the main road at the Pepe La Sal supermarket.

Golf attracts around half a million people to this area every year.

Ifach is so much more than just Golf, its an experience.  An experience you will discover when you play on its  greens and fairways set among pine trees. If you don’t want to play just come along to this Golf Clubs near Calp and admire the magnificent views

A friendly 9 hole club, with a good bar and an excellent restaurant nearby. Green fees €35 for 18 holes. You can find more information on their website

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Recent Reviews

Romain BOUVIER – Great golf with good greens and fairways, even rough are rough!! The view is great and Kassy is a nice person there !!!
Kevin McGraynor – Very nice course, greens in very good condition and greens running true. Reasonable price and does not get to overbooked.
James Walker – A lovely little course. With fantastic views

Altea Club de Golf

Play golf in Don Cayo – Altea is just 15 minutes drive from our villas in calp

Altea Club de Golf  is only 10 kms, from Calp.  Therefore heading towards Alicante it will only take about 15 minutes’ on the N332.

The 9 hole course is somewhat hilly, but not overly strenuous. In addition if you just want to practice your swing there is a good driving range.  The club house has spectacular views. Before or after you play golf in Don Cayo you can sit and enjoy a drink, a snack or a delicious lunch or dinner. Green fees are reasonably priced at €55 for 18 holes. Visit the  Don Cayo website for more information or continue to browse the activities here.

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Recent Reviews

KBjargo – Love this course. The holes are very different which makes the round interesting and exciting. I never get bored playing at Don Cayo. And the restaurant on is top notch – perfect to sit and admire the view while eating excellent food. Highly recommend it
P Wing – We played this course as a pair twice in our recent two week holiday and what a great course it is. Although a 9 hole course they have 2 different tees for each hole which does make it 2 different 9s. They had a good offer of 2 green fees and a buggy for 98euros on a Sundaymorning. You have to leave enough time to get there as the route is rather up and down.

Other Golf

Club de Golf Jávea

Club de Golf Javea is 14 kms from Calp.

To get there follow the road to Moraira and then head towards Benitachell.

The Javea golf club is a good nine hole, mainly flat course. Most importantly’ it boasts a 250 metre driving range with fourteen bays, mostly undercover. Consequently on payment of a practice range green fee, visitors are most welcome to use this facility.

Visitors are always welcomed however, a valid handicap certificate from player’s home club is required.

Lesson are available from the club Pro, currently it is  37 year old Stephen Redford who holds this position. Stephen began playing golf when he was ten years old. At the age of 16 he went on to become the Club’s youngest Champion. After studying in Madrid  he qualified as a P.G.A Teaching Professional.

Club cleaning facilities and a pressurized air gun are also available.

Members may use the the practice bunker and turfed area adjacent to the driving bays.

Further information  and tokens may be obtained from the caddie master.

Handicap limit: men 26, women 34. Green fees €55 for 18 holes. For more information why not visit their website

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Las Rejas Benidorm

Las Rejas Benidorm  is 21 km from Calp.

The Benidorm  club is a Par 3 course with a Driving Range & Practice area.

This 9 hole golf course is located in Playa de Poniente (Poniente Beach), about one kilometer from the beach. Therefore it is perfect for experienced players who want to strengthen their skills and novices who want to enjoy the game.

Head for  avenue Vicente Pérez Devesa  near the Mediterranean Institute.

Because Las Rejas Golf Club is integrated into the town center, on Calle Presidente Adolfo Suárez, 5.  Therefore it is convenient for all visitors to Benidorm.

Consequently it is the ideal course for those learning this sport and ideal for experienced players who want to perfect their short game. 

Green fees €20 for 18 holes.

Visit their website or continue browsing on Calp villa pages

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Golf Oliva Nova

Club de Golf Oliva Nova is about 30 kilometers from Calp situated on the main road from Calp to Valencia.

This flat course was built in 1995 by the late Severiano Ballesteros and is a pleasure to walk.

However, on the first 9 holes the course can by quite tricky through the many water hazards.

Club de Golf Oliva Nova with its left hand character, covers around 50 hectares of gently undulating features. Including  wide sprawling fairways, smooth greens and water hazards.

Teeing off  on this 6,300 m long course is comfortable on most of the holes. However, the strokes close to the greens require  more cunning.

The sea is not visible from the course. However, golfers are influenced by it’s breeze.  Consequently this determines the strategy for each hole and the choice of club.
It is the blue sky and the palm trees reflected in the ten lakes you will remember most.  Further more the lakes are hosts to numerous species of fish and birds.

Green fees are €105 for 18 holes. Visit their website here

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Water Sports -Scuba Diving

Les Basetes Dive Centre

Well equipped and ideally situated for scuba diving enthuisasts The Les Basetes Dive Centre has everything. Hence it offers a full range of Diving Courses on the Costa Blanca -from Beginner to Instructor Level.

This famous Calp Dive Centre has been established right on the sea front for many years.

Conveniently based as it is, at Puerto Les Basetes, on the Moraira road between Calp and La Fustera. Therefore only a 5 minute walk from our villa Los Pinos .

Here you will find the dive boats moored directly outside the centre because its the only dive centre in Calp with this facility. The centre has outstanding facilities designed to make your diving a memorable experience.

A full range of equipment, including two seven metre Valiant RNB Dive boats, complete with a boarding ladder and the latest safety equipment.

For more details about scuba diving in and around Calp follow this link. Alternatively you can go to the Les Basetes Dive Centre  Website

Scuba Diving in Calp

 

You can enjoy Scuba Diving in Calp from a variety of places. In town or on the road to Moraira at Les Besetas.

One such school is Cemas, who operate from the centre of town. You can find them in C. Gibraltar no 4, Calpe.

Cemas offer several different diving courses at all levels of proficiency.

Hence, on completion of the course they will provide the diver with an internationally recognised certificate (CMAS).

Certificates are awarded according to the level the student has completed. Therefore, a beginner diver for example, would earn 1 star, whereas an expert would be given 4 stars.

Courses are also available for PADI, SSI and ACUC.

The school is located in theMultiadventure Centre of Calpe,  at the foot of the Peñón de Ifach, about 100 meters from the port and between the two main beaches ofCalp. To learn more about scuba diving in calp follow this link

For details of scuba activities and excursions organised every day of the year visit this.Website

Kitesurfing in Calp

Kitesurfing in Calp is a fast growing sport so much so that the Calp town hall has designated a Kite Zone at the western end of the town beach. This is away from the tourist beaches which can be crowded in summer. Therefor  it is not permitted to fly here during peak tourist season.

All along the Costa Blanca Coast line weather permitting, one can see kites flying. For more on kitesurfing and other activities click here.

If you are a beginner and can’t kite then please don’t fly in Calp – Go to Oliva beach instead. Website

Sailing in Calp

Sailing in Calp is incredibly popular. Whether you are an ocean going sailor or a dinghy sailor you will find every variation of the sport here in Calp.

Take a trip to the Club Nautica or Calp’s largest boating centre Euronautica on the main N332 road. Here you will be able to learn all there is to know about sailing and boating opportunities. Teach the kids to sail in an exciting optimus dinghy.

Find out about Sailing courses, sail a TOM 28, a 28-foot boat (8.48 m.) With capacity for 5/6 people, they are safe and fast to navigate.

Enjoy the Mediterranean coast of Calp its landscapes and a few hours of exciting fun aboard a TOM! There is much more information on water sports and sailing here.

Alternatively why not rent a Dufour 40 for up to 8 people, with or without a skipper? For more information about Sailing in Calp check out this website 

Kayaking from Calp Beach

Kayaking from Calp Beach is somthing you will be sure to enjoy. You can rent all the equipment, for about €30 including life vests, etc from the operator.

Kayaking gives you the opportunity to explore the coast and many creeks and crevises. As well as silently observing close up, the cormorants and seagulls that live on the rock that dominates Calp,

If you want to  try kayaking from Calp Beach you can get the equipment from the renters known as Yumping. You can find more watersports activities here or for more information specifically on kaying go to this .Website

Levante Beach SUP rentals

Playa Fossa or Levante Beach SUP rentals in addition to other beach activities.

If you want a beautiful beach with a few shops and restaurants the Levante beach or fossa beach comes highly reccommeded.  If you just want to relax you can rent a Sun bed on the beach for about 5 euros each a day

Renting  a SUP Standup Paddle board on Calp’sLevante (Arenal) beach during the summer months is ideal. Because there are qualified Monitors to help you get started and a ninety minute rental only cost around €20.

 

This is a great beach, cleaned daily by a tractor raking the sand and any washed up  sea weed. In addition, Kayaks, pedalos  can be rented. Moored 30 metres off shore is an inflateable floating activity center offerring fun for all ages. In fact you will find something for everyone here on the Levante beach.

You will find many more activities in the Calp area here.

Prices start at €20 for up to 90 minutes, for the latest information the Levante beach offers visit their .Website

Las Antipodas Nautical centre Calp.

Las Antipodas Nautical centre Calp is the home of all things nautical. Here you can also try your hand at Wakeboarding or Stand-Up Paddle Surfing (SUP).

If you have the know how, then there are also opportunities to rent a windsurfer, a catamaran or a dinghy. Perhaps you would prefer a Kayak?

The Calp Sailing School can be found in les Besatas about 3 kilometers from Town. It is on the coast road to Moraira (Just 5 minutes’ walk from villa Los Pinos).

Here you are offered the easiest, quickest, greatest fun opportunity to learn to sail on either a Windsurf board, a Catamaran, or paddle a Kayak. For more activitities of a nautical nature continue to browse these pages. For more about Las Antipodas Check out their Website 

Club Nautica Calp

Club Nautica Calp’s yacht marina provides sheltered permanent berths for members. However Club Nautica Calp also welcomes visiting yachts,
Anyone  can drive a boat with a motor of up to 15 hp (More than enough power for this kind of boat) without a license.

Alternatively the boats can be hired with a driver (captain). He or she will take you around the coast and show you the best places to drop anchor for a swim. Incidentally there is no need to have a boat license for the rental of a sport boats in Spain. It is necessary however, to show your nautical qualifications for larger vessels.

For rates and contact details please go to the club website

Alternatively should  you want to know more about nautical activities in Calp got to this page

Rent or buy a boat – Euronautica

Rent or buy a boat – Euronautica  is Calp’s biggest boating and camper centre.

Situated conveniently on the N332 highway, easy to find just off the roundabout opposite the Petrol station.

offers many water sports opportunities, from Yacht rental to power boat rental. This Jeaneaou Sun Odyssey 54 takes up to 8 people and is available with or without a skipper, for a day or a week.

If you prefer a motor boat then they have a great range from the Whaly 500 which does not require a licence to bigger boats that do require a licence like the Bayliner VR6.

If you do not have a license Euronautica can arrange a quick half day course to overcome this problem.
Whether you Rent or buy a boat – Euronautica will have something for everyone. Their fleet of boats is located in the Greenwich marina (Campomanes) about 4 kms from Calp. For more information on nautical venues in Calp continue to browse here

During the summer months a shuttle bus is provided to transport customers to and from Calp. You can get more details from their  Website

Rock Climbing

Climbing Calp Rock

Climbing Calp Rock can be relatively easy if you approach from the Eastern slope. However, there are many very challenging alternative routes for the serious climber to test his or her skills.

Each year people come to grief trying to conquer this monsterous rock. If you attempt to climb make sure you take senisible safety precautions.

The views from Calpe’s Peñon de Ifach are breath-taking – climbing it is an unforgettable experience. The most iconic feature of the entire Costa Blanca coast line without doubt.

This impressive 332 metre limestone rock rises out of the blue sparkling waters of theMediterranean sea like a gigantic pillar of stone.

For more information on the subject  Climbing Calp Rock or Rock climbing topics follow this link  For details of other Valencia region rock climbing facilities go to this Website

Climbing Calp Rock

Climbing Calp Rock can be quite easy, no equipment needed. However, for the true climber there are a number of more challenging routes to the top.

The North face is of white limestone,  but from the 1st of April to the 31st of June there may be restrictions due to bird nesting. However, most routes are concentrated on the southern face with its orange limestone and impressive overhangs.

The views from Calpe’s Peñon de Ifach are breath-taking – climbing it is an unforgettable experience.

The Rock is without doubt, the most iconic feature of the entire Costa Blanca coast line.

This impressive 332 meter limestone pillar rises out of the crystal waters of the Mediterranean sea like a gigantic rock.

You can find more rock climbing opportunities here or look at the Rock’s own Website

Climb Calpe’s Mascarat gorge

Climb Calpe’s Mascarat gorge and then hang up your gear.

This popular climb was named after the notorious bandit named Mascarat. Therefore be prepared for a challenge and a climb into history.

Senor Mascarat, occupied these cliffs and because of its extraordinary enclave of fissures, cracks and galleries used them for his action base.

Over the course of millions of years the sea and weather has created

Consequently there are a variety of routes which will challenge most climbers. hence, This venue attracts climbers from all over the world to test their skills.

At the summit, you will find the remains of the watchtower called Torre del Mascarat.

In its day this was watchtower used by Mascarat and his bandits to spot potential invaders. There are more climbing challengers in and around Calp, follow this link to discover them. For more information on climbing this gorge check out this Website. 

Wine Tasting

Bodegas Jalon

The Jalon valley lies about 7 kms from Calp  which is accessed from the N332  on entering the town of Benissa.

Here you will find Vineyards and Orchards and an oasis of fertile agricultural land, only 20 minutes inland from the sea. This is superb wine country. As a result of the climate and soil type you will discover award-winning reds, whites,and rosés. Try the cava and mistelathe localsweet wine made from the Muscatel grape. In the Jalon bodega (Bodegas Xalo). You can taste wines straight from the barrel before deciding which ones to buy. You can find more information on bodegas near calp on our webpage.

Alternatively you can also check out the bodegas Jalon  Website

Bodega, Museum and Restaurant Maserof

 

Waiting at Bodega Museum and Restaurant Maserof is a treat for all visitors.

There is a museum and a fine restaurant besides the tasting of the wine.

Being situated  only 5 minutes drive from the village of Jalon. High in the Sierra Bernia hills, Maserof attracts many wine tasters.

The Maserof farmhouse, built in the seventeenth century, is crammed with relics and antiques.

Hence it’s attraction as a museum. However, most importantly the fine wines of Maserof are still produced using traditional methods

The best time to visit is September when you may be able to see the grapes being gathered. In addition you can take part in the  treading of the grapes.

You can find details of other wine tasting venues here.

For more details on the Bodega museum and restaurant Maserof try their Website

Bodega del Garroferal

La Bodega del Garroferal is a great place to visit, they have wine samples you can try before you buy. From Jalon continue your wine tasting journey towards Alcalali, Parcent and Murla – just ten minutes’ drive inland.

Set in the countryside in a charming location between these three villages is La Bodega del Garroferal. You will be greeted warmly at the Bodega and of course, tasting the wines is always a real treat.

Some fantastic local wine at great prices. Staff are very helpful and speak good English. Some days in September you get the local farmers bringing their grapes after the harvest.

Peter Arnold and his wife Helen established the Bodega in 2002 when they relocated to Spain from South Africa where Peter had an illustrious career as the winemaker at Cape Chamonix,

Here he produced wines that won  both national and international awards, (especially his Chardonnay)

There is a market held on the car park opposite selling fresh local produce at very cheap prices. Dont go to the local Mas Y Mas ( More & More) Super market. keep the local farmers in business or they may have to sell their land to developers .

The Jalon Valley is very beautiful with the four typical Spanish villages of Murla, Parcent , Orba and Jalon (Xalo)

For more information please see this website or continue browsing calp villa activities

 

Tennis

Tennis in Calp

There are plenty of choices for tennis enthusiasts in Calp. Many clubs offer lessons for adults & children in both English and Spanish. From young competition focused players wanting to excel on the Spanish circuit to those who just want to improve their social tennis.

However just ten minutes from Calp in Moraira  you will find the Sol Park Tennis Club.

This is good alternative because it is open to all comers and offers five artificial-grass courts. In addition you can take part in Summer tournaments, on floodlit courts. Most importantly individual & group tuition, is available for those who are learning.

Sol Park has a fine restaurant for social gatherings, as well as an 18-hole mini-golf course.

Visit the Sol Park  website or continue browsing other activities in Calp here

Club de Tenis Calp

Here we are fortunate to have our very own Calp tennis club. It is known locally as the Club de Tenis Calpe. You can find the club on the Avenue Casanova on the right hand side.

To find it head to the Plaza central shopping centre, almost opposite Mercadonna. Follow the Avenue Casanova and you will come to the club about 100 metres beyond the roundabout.

Incidentally this is the same route from town to Villa Jasmines and Villa Largarta .

The club is about half a kilometre from the Plaza Central shopping centre. Which is open to members and non-members alike. The club offers 6 Tennis courts, 5 of these are clay and one is astro-turf. In addition you will find volleyball and an all weather pitch for five-a-side soccer. Other facilities include Padel Courts and Fronton Courts. However, ifthis is not enough you can also enjoy its large swimming pool and for kids a playground and an indoor ball pool

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Maryvilla Tennis Club

Many people find tennis in Calp to be a popular sport to play on holiday. That is why Calp is a great place to visit because here you can learn the basics, or brush up your game with expert teachers.

Suter Tennis club Calp is located in the Maryvilla urbanization. This is found below the north facing Toix mountains. Follow the route to Puerto Blanco then pick up the road signs from there.
Maryvilla Tennis Club offers a range of services to meet the needs of tennis players of all ages. Facilities include coaching for experienced players. In addition lessons are offered to adults and children. Irrespective, whether you are an outright beginner or an experienced player, you will be welcome here.

The courts are clay and are floodlight at night.

Suter Tennis believes everyone can benefit from and improve their game at their Maryvilla Tennis Club.  To find more information go to their Website or continue to browse other Tennis posts here

Buenavista Tennis Club

There are many opportunities to Play tennis in the calp area. Following are just a few examples. Most importantly you should know that Buenavista tennis club is a privately owned club. You will find it  located on the coast road between Calpe and Moraira.

If you are looking to play tennis in the Calp area then Buenavista may be for you. As well as tennis it offers many more activities. These include a bar restaurant and barbeque. It has six clay courts and two padel courts. There is also a gym equipped with vibrating fitness machines. Other activities also on offer here include Dancing, Pilates and Yoga . For more information please visit the Buenavista Tennis Club Website.

Or continue to browse our activities pages for details.

Cycling

Calp is a biker’s heaven

Cycle tourism in Calp is provided by SolyBike an established company. Their slogan “Calpe is a bikers heaven,” has been proven to be true.

Hundreds of cycling professionals choose Calp as the place to train for their big events. Why? – Because here conditions are ideal.

Whats more you don’t have to be a pro. In fact  everyone young or old, can enjoy riding around Calp.

SolyBike offers for rent all types of bikes. In addition they also provide a bike shop, accommodation and mechanical assistance managed by professionals.

Whether you simply tour around the town, take to the mountains, or cycle along the coast, you are sure to enjoy some of the best cycling experiences in Europe. In addition, challenging routes through valleys and over the mountain passes can easily be encountered.

The company’s customer base is aimed at cycle tourism in Calp, including individuals or groups. In fact anyone who wants to turn their favorite sport into a memorable holiday occasion.

You will find SolyBike situated in Calp, at the foot of the Peñón de Ifach. Also for villas to rent with cycling options  check out here  or visit the solybike Website

Rent a bike in Calp

Ciclotel boast the widest range of all sorts of bikes on the Costa Blanca Rent a bike for a week and get free delivery from Ciclotel in Calp. They also provide a helmet and lock free of charge. Calp has numerous tracks along country roads, gravel roads, and rocky sections. Or you may like to go mountain biking in the nearby villages around Jalon, Lliber and Parcent. You can rent a mountain bike with a guide for 60€ per day. Calp provides routes for beginners, as well as the more experienced bikers. Website

You may also like to check out where to rent a villa offering bike services

Hang Gliding

Tandem paragliding near Calp

Tandem paragliding near Calp starts at the Melia hotel in Alicante. From here you will be taken to the launch area where the fun begins.  The Costa Blanca has a climate which allows you to fly all year round. Consequently the Costa Blanca has to be your number one choice.

Powered only by the thermal air currents. Paragliding is a unique and unforgettable experience .

Therefore allowing you to fly like a bird without any effort. Besides, surrounded by the mountains or spectacular views over the Mediterranean ensures an unforgettable experience.

Hence, you should rent a villa in Calp and spend your holiday practising tandem paragliding

Alicante province is one of the best places in Spain to practice paragliding, From as little as 75€ per person. The meeting point it’s in front of the hotel Melia in Alicante. Website

Hang Gliding over Calp

Hang Gliding over Calp

The coastline from Altea to Moriara is beautiful and once you are in the air you will discover breathtaking views of Calp.

Admire its famous Rock. not to mention the impressive ridge of the Sierra Bernia mountain. You take off from the headland separating Altea from Calpe.

Once in the air you will fly, lifted high with the thermals among the Morro de Toix headland features then glide over the  Mascarat Gorge, for another breath-taking view.

It follows consequently that you can rent a villa and go hang gliding every day of your stay

Then down to the beach for landing. This tandem glide cost only €140 per person. Check out the Website