Spain Guide

 

Calpe Accommodation

Calpe has a full range of holiday accommodation including big modern hotels, small family run pensions, self catering apartments and villas with pools. The biggest hotels offer excellent facilities including fitness suites, satellite TV, air conditioning and indoor and outdoor pools. If you're traveling on a tight budget look out for "hostal" or "residencia" signs. This type of guesthouse accommodation is usually clean and comfortable (normally with en suite bathrooms) and offers exceptional value for money.

Whichever type of accommodation you choose, don't forget the following few basic rules when traveling to Spain.

  • British visitors need to take with them a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to cover themselves for emergency state provided medical care in Spain
  • Make sure you have full travel and medical insurance cover to cover loss of baggage, theft, medical repatriation and non urgent medical treatment (not covered by the EHIC)
  • You have to carry your passport on you at all times in Spain. The police may ask for it at any time and you'll even need it to pay by credit card in many shops.

One of the resort's biggest hotels is the Roca Esmeralda a three star hotel just 50 metres from the beach on the coast road leading out from Denia towards Moraira. The hotel is half a mile from the port and just over a mile away from the town centre.

 

Its excellent range of facilities includes a health and fitness centre with an indoor heated pool, saunas and spa bath. There's a hairdresser's, café, disco and satellite TV. The hotel provides room service and can arrange car and bicycle hire.

Another big three star hotel is the Galetamar at Lacalalga. It's right on the beach and has a bar, restaurant, swimming pool and air conditioning. The hotel has 65 rooms and 52 suites.

For something a bit different try the Pension Gran Sol a small, family run hotel in a beautiful hillside location three kilometres from the centre of Calpe. The 12 room hotel has superb views of the Mediterranean and the Peñon de Ifach. All rooms have en suite showers and ceiling fans with central heating for the benefit of guests visiting out of season. Live entertainment takes places around the pool in high season and the hotel's Valentina's Restaurant offers both a la carte cuisine and a menu of the day.

Contact one of the many local agents for details of the hundreds of self catering apartment and villa complexes which provide the biggest proportion of Calpe's holiday accommodation. If you're traveling as a group, renting an apartment or villa can sometimes work out much cheaper than a hotel as you normally pay a set price for the accommodation rather than paying per person.

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