Port Europa

Port Europa offers you everything you need from a holiday in the sun. It has a large pool surrounded by blue loungers perfect for relaxing, and a waterside bar serving up chilled drinks to cool you off. Port Europa’s colourful apartments have all the modern facilities you could need, including kitchenettes. There’s a range of board options – if you don’t fancy cooking for yourself, you can go all inclusive, eating all of your meals at the buffet restaurant. There are activities on offer at Port Europa, too, including a low-key evening entertainment programme and bike hire, ideal for exploring the area. This spacious hotel is located on Morello Beach seafront, less than a mile from the resort centre.

Overview of Costa Blanca

There are many reasons why holidays to Costa Blanca are so popular. The main reason is the stunning golden, sandy beaches that line the coast. Add to that the great weather and upbeat resorts like Benidorm, and it’s easy to see why people return year after year. The area is particularly popular in the summer months, but you will still find quieter areas to relax and soak up the tranquillity. Head to the former fishing village of Calp, which boasts an atmospheric old town, miles of sandy beaches and two national parks. If you stay in the chic Port Europa, you’re ideally located to explore the region’s attractions.

Things to do in Costa Blanca

If you’re staying at Port Europa, you’ll spend most of your time exploring Calpe and the nearby surroundings. Head to the Penon D’Ifach, Calpe’s version of the Rock of Gibraltar. There’s a hiking trail to the top, offering spectacular views across the ocean. At the foot of Penon D’Ifach lies the town’s upmarket marina, where you’ll find seafood restaurants and diving schools. Two sandy beaches stretch out on either side of it. If you want to discover Calpe’s unspoilt side, take a stroll through the old quarter. As you meander through winding lanes lined with brightly coloured houses, you’ll encounter timeworn squares, a fortress and a Gothic church. Enjoy a meal at an outdoor café – both the paella and tapas taste delicious. Costa Blanca will captivate you with its upbeat atmosphere, picture-perfect beaches and long list of attractions. It’s easy to get into the holiday mood here, however you choose to spend your days. Stay at the conveniently located Port Europa and take advantage of the bike hire facilities to explore the stunning locality.

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.