AR Diamante Beach

A modern resort with a sleek exterior, the AR Diamante Beach is very much geared towards comfort and luxury, offering guests access to two attractive pools, a spa and a buffet restaurant capable of catering to all palates. Spacious and elegantly-modern bedrooms provide a comfortable base for exploring the nearby beach and village centre, both of which are just a short walk away. The Penon de Ifach rock offers a dramatic backdrop to the caramel sands of the beach, and if you climb it, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the harbour below.

Overview of Calpe

Holidays to the Costa Blanca, down on the south-east coast of Spain, have been popular for decades thanks to the heady mix of guaranteed fun, never-ending sunshine and family-friendly beaches. Add in masses of restaurants and the incredible hospitality that is extended to holidaymakers, and you have the recipe for a perfect break. Calpe, close to Denia, is a rich mixture of history and modern convenience, showcasing ancient ruins and contemporary bars in equal measure. The marina, charming beach and seafood restaurants hark back to the fishing roots of the village, and combine to create a uniquely-eclectic holiday hot-spot.

Things to do in Calpe

Enjoy a day in the sun by visiting the marina, as well as the two beaches that flank it. With a mile of golden sand either side of the luxury boats, you can take your pick as to which end to visit, as both are popular and populated with excellent sea-view restaurants. Away from the modern side of Calpe is the picturesque old quarter, where Gothic churches, traditional cafes and restaurants that are favoured by locals dwell. This is, without a doubt, the best place to find proper paella, for a touch of authentic Spain. Nightlife in Calpe is varied and fun, with the sea-front bars turning up the volume and drawing in crowds for an evening of dancing. For a more raucous night out, hop in a taxi and take a 30-minute ride from the AR Diamante Beach to Benidorm.

Resort Summary

Calpe has been settled for centuries, first by Iberian tribes, and then by the Romans as a colony for salting and drying fish. You’ll still find ancient ruins here, and even today Calpe is renowned for its seafood dishes.

The historic district is surrounded by double-walled fortifications which were built as a defence from pirate attacks. One of the highlights of the old town is a well-preserved bastion, Torreón de la Peça. Inside you’ll find a museum where there are interesting exhibitions of old toys and cameras.

The old town within these ancient walls is a fascinating part of Calpe. It’s a labyrinth of narrow streets and houses with flower-filled balconies. You’ll marvel over the examples of Gothic and Moorish architecture here, as well as the colourful murals on display. There are lots of pretty squares lined with cafés to stop for refreshments.

Calpe also has a modern side with broad boulevards and contemporary apartment blocks. The beachfront promenade is lined with trendy bars, restaurants, and all the amenities you’ll need to enjoy a lively beach break.