AR Galetamar

Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly escape or a base camp for sightseeing in Calpe, the AR Galetamar is a top choice thanks to its two pools and by-the-beach setting.

Within the hotel grounds, there’s everything you need to enjoy your holiday. There are big rooms, a pair of good-sized pools, plus a restaurant and a separate bar. Both pools are heated during winter, too, so you can always enjoy a dip.

During the day, staff arrange games and activities at the kids’ club, and there are also plenty of sports to play. After dark, expect singers and acoustic musicians.

Overview of Calpe

Holidays to Costa Blanca have been popular for decades now and Calpe, one of Spain’s most intriguing seaside resorts, is a particular favourite.

Calpe enjoys 325 days of sunshine every year, so it’s a year-round retreat. Plus, as it’s home to more than 10km of beaches, there are plenty of places where you can put down your towel and soak up the sun.

If you’re a culture vulture, then there’s lots of history to uncover near the AR Galetamar, too. The old town’s a unique part of this bustling resort where the ancient and modern worlds collide.

Things to do in Calpe

The AR Galetamar is a great base for exploring Calpe as a couple of beaches are only a short stroll away. Calpe is a paradise for water-sports enthusiasts, and there are so many activities available, including jet skiing, kayaking and wakeboarding. Boat trips to the nearby coves are also available and the Rock of Ifach boasts several famous diving sites.

In the old town, history is everywhere you look. It’s surrounded by double-walled fortifications and is full of narrow streets and houses with flower-filled balconies. You’ll marvel over the examples of Gothic and Moorish architecture, as well as the colourful murals on display.

Rock formations, ruins and miles of coastline all combine in Calpe to create a destination the whole family will love.

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.