Walking in Calpe
Explore the beautiful and mountainous terrain of the Costa Blanca where we'll hike ascending hillside trails and walk through varied landscapes of cliffs, woodland, and villages. Follow trails with striking limestone ridges as our backdrop, offering a contrast to the rural countryside. Take in breathtaking views from The Rock of Ifach and the Summit of Sierra Olta. Stroll along sandy beaches, cliffside paths, and secret coves.
Five included guided walks
The Rock of Ifach (half day)
Remote Tricannes (three-quarter day)
Tarbena (three-quarter day)
The Summit of Sierra Olta (full day)
Fleix (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 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
Local expert guide
Welcome drink reception
Five included guided walks
All inclusive: All meals
Free bar open up to 10 hours a day
Wine, beer, soft drinks and bottled water at lunch and dinner
International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports
Return transfers direct to your hotel
Calpe, Costa Blanca, Spain
From £845 per person
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction if not required
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.
During your stay, enjoy the following programme of activities and entertainment. Some activities may be at an extra charge and activities may change from time to time. 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. Golf is available nearby (please ask in resort for details and prices).
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.
- Heated indoor pool
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Sun terrace
- Sauna (extra charge)
- Massage (extra charge)
Calpe nestles along the Costa Blanca between Alicante and Denia. 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.
Optional excursions can only be booked in resort and are subject to minimum numbers
The Rock of Ifach
Distance: Four and a half miles Ascent: 410 feet The Rock of Ifach, rising to 1082 feet, has been designated a protected nature reserve. The mountain dominates both the village of Calpe and the harbour which lie at its foot. From your hotel, the route of the walk follows the promenade to Calpe harbour. A track and woodland path then lead steadily uphill to a good viewpoint about one-third of the way up the mountain. From this position there are superb panoramic views of the village, harbour and coastline. After returning to sea-level, the route explores the sandy beaches, cliff paths and tiny bays as far north as the picturesque inlet and tiny harbour at Les Basetes. The return route follows the same coastal path and promenade to your hotel.