Birdwatching on the Costa Blanca

Eurasian Kingfisher. SPIN: Birdlife of the Costa Blanca

Saga Hosted Hotels


Discover why countless bird species flock to Spain's Costa Blanca. Guided by our expert host, we’ll visit Montgó Natural Park, where raptors like Bonelli's eagle and the peregrine falcon soar. We’ll explore The Albufera Natural Park and Pego Marshes, spotting migrant species such as skylarks and kingfishers. We’ll witness flamingos and other visiting birds at Santa Pola's salt pans. And the Steppes of Alicante is where we hope to glimpse the great bustard, golden eagles, and red kites.

Five included excursions
- Montgó Natural Park (half day)
- Albufera de Valencia (full day)
- Pego marshes (full day)
- El Fondo Natural Park and Salinas de Santa Pola (full day)
- Steppes of Alicante (full day)

It’s all about location here. You’re set between the marina and the town centre, with the seafront promenade and sandy beach a couple of minutes’ walk away. In front of the hotel lies the Salinas de Calpe – a salt lake that’s a haven for flamingos. Behind it, you’ll see the looming figure of the Rock of Ifach, rising some 300 metres above the waves. You can spy it from your lounger by the palm-lined pool; some rooms have balconies overlooking it too. There's a gym, Jacuzzi, sauna and an indoor pool, too, which is heated seasonally. There are plenty of bars and restaurants close by, but the hotel puts on live music several nights a week if you’re staying in.

Included with every Hosted Holiday

  • Dedicated welcoming host
  • Resort airport transfers
  • Travel insurance and meals


Saga host

Expert guide talks

Hosted drinks reception

Five included excursions


  • 7 nights

  • Calpe, Costa Blanca, Spain

  • Multiple

  • Multiple

From £1,245 per person

Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction if not required

Eurasian Kingfisher. SPIN: Birdlife of the Costa Blanca
Common Reed Bunting. SPIN: Birdlife of the Costa Blanca

Holiday details

Food and drink

Cuisine at the Hotel RH Ifach is international and meals are served in the main buffet-style restaurant on the first floor. The free bar is open 10 hours a day, serving local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.


Live music five nights a week • Spanish lessons • Calpe Saturday market • Petanque • There is a miniature golf course, free to use for Saga guests, with a returnable deposit for golf clubs and balls


All 194 contemporary bedrooms have a spacious furnished terrace. The satellite television has ten English channels. Rooms have either a pool/sea view or a view inland. All rooms have a shower over the bath. There is a lift to access all floors, and the hotel is fully heated and air-conditioned.


  • Restaurant
  • Lounge
  • Bar
  • Heated indoor pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Petanque
  • Sauna (extra charge)
  • Massage (extra charge)

Holiday location

RH Ifach Hotel Map

Local Area

Calpe nestles along the Costa Blanca between Alicante and Denia and is ideal for those who don’t mind slightly more challenging walks over different terrains. Trains run to both destinations, and you can catch buses to Benidorm, a little way along the coast. If you’d rather stay put, you could explore Calpe’s Moorish castle or admire the imposing stone walls that once defended the town from pirates. For shoppers, there’s a great weekly market, held on a Saturday morning, And for food lovers, there’s a choice of Michelin starred restaurants to try out.


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