Over the centuries, the town of Calpe has passed through many different hands: Iberians, Phoenicians, and Romans, for starters. The town grew around the Peñón de Ifach. This is a fortified complex dating from the 15th century which protects the old town. You can see parts of the medieval fortified wall as well as the Peça Tower. Don't miss the parish church, the only existing church in the gothic-mudejar style in the Valencia region.
The ancient Roman settlers in the region relied heavily on the sea and salt: It formed the basis of their trade. This trade gave rise to the planning of a town, including these very baths. The site is made up of three parts: the Roman Vicus, the thermal complex of the Muntanyeta and The Baths of the Queen.
These facilities, testifying in particular to the luxury of the time, constitute a truly cultural heritage.
The nature lovers that you are will be able to discover these 45 hectares of protected space. From a size point of view, the park is one of Europe’s smallest, but it’s not the least interesting! Its bioclimatic characteristics, its position and its orientation allow the development of a unique and diverse flora. It’s for this reason that the park is one of the most visited in the Valence region. Among other things, you can admire around 80 different species of birds that are either breeding, migrating or that are simply wandering.
The Salt flats of Calpe are a naturally wet space. They are made up of a lagoon created by a double tongue of sand. The location of the Rock of Ifach, right nearby, played a decisive role in the formation of this area.
For a long time, this natural space remained an economic resource for the city because of the salt: it was used to store fish that was then offered for sale.
Today, the salt flats are a land-based maritime zone. In particular, it is home to many species of birds, especially the pink flamingo.
Mirador Monte Toix has one of the most beautiful views on the Costa Blanca. You can admire the Rock of Ifach, the towns of Calp and Altea as well as the mountains behind Benidorm.
The deep blue Mediterranean is also a wonder to behold.
A stunningly beautiful view, where you can appreciate both the natural character of the region and the way it has been developed.