Calpe has a Mediterranean climate with warm summers ideal for beach-related activities, water sports, and sun-bathing, and mild winters with low precipitation, ideal for golfing and leisurely walks and hikes. The annual average low and high temperature typically varies from 8°C/48°F to 28°C/82°F.
The municipality of Calpe in the Alicante province in the Comunidad Valenciana has a population of 22,000 inhabitants, of which 47% are expatriates mainly from the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany.
Calpe's economy is based primarily on tourism and fishing, like many of the coastal towns in the Costa Blanca region.
Calpe’s geography is unique, with its inland lagoon and 13-kilometer long coastline. It is home to Blue Flag beaches like the Levante-Fossa and Arenal-Bol. The town also has many cute and picturesque coves, including Cantal Roig and Cove Morello.
The CEIP Azorín is a private school located in Calpe. Other private institutions located within easy driving distance include Sierra Bernia School S.L., Elian's British School La Nucía, and Collegi Internacional Costa Blanca. The private institutions usually provide bus service for pick and drop, so commuting is not a problem for students.
Calpe is within quick reach of popular golf courses in the region such as the Altea golf club, Club de Golf Ifach, Club de Golf Jávea, and Oliva Golf S.A.
Calpe offers a variety of medical facilities, and The Hospital IMED Levante in Benidorm can be reached within 25 minutes by car. There are also private facilities offered in nearby Albir and Denia.
Calpe has two big shopping malls in town, which are ideal for picking up the latest in luxurious and fashionable merchandise, they are the PLAÇA CENTRAL Calp and Centro Comercial Aitana.
Orobianco, Beat, Komfort, and Audrey's are some of the Michelin Star Restaurants where you can savour both traditional and exotic delicacies such as esgarraet, putchero de polp, arros amb fesols i penques, el arros del senyoret, and el putxero.