I've visited this place about four times now, and I can honestly say that it is high up on my list of favourite places to go for a summer break. Calpe is an old Spanish town which is located along Costa Blanca - separated into two halves by the astonishing Calpe Rock. Calpe provides a modern-day holiday, whilst maintaining the traditional elements of the country. I am lucky to have the opportunity to stay in a beautiful villa which sleeps up to eight people ; it's enclosed and surrounded by colourful plants, as well as being a ten-minute walk away from a secluded cove. We travel to this place every couple of years and plan to do something different during each visit.
Over the years we have experienced the midnight bull run (scary but SO exciting!), jumped into revitalising waterfalls, found new beaches, and took train rides on the old coastal train to other stunning towns. However, after all these years of returning to Calpe, our 2016 trip was the best by far...
A city full of excitement and new possibilities! We visited Valencia to explore the amazing collection of museums - it took us two trips to complete the whole site! This is a great day out for everyone, especially kids... and even people who hate museums. It's a day full of creativity and adventure, all in one place - and for those who love modern architecture and design - this place is a sight to behold!
Benidorm (it had to be done)
Majority of us have seen the programme on the TV and all of us secretly wish to visit... just once. So, since we were heading to the city, we thought it would only be polite to have a quick drive through (yes we saw Neptunes Bar). Our main purpose for travelling to Benidorm was to go to Mundomar (the first time) and Aqualandia (the second time). Mundomar is an animal park where you have the chance to swim with dolphins and watch breath-taking shows, have photos taken with sea lions, and to wander amongst the tropical rainforest-like pathways surrounded by exotic birds and other beautiful animals. Aqualandia on the other hand is an AWESOME waterpark which is perfect for thrill seekers - think saltwater, outdoor pools, sunbathing areas, waterslides that are practically vertical, and food to die for. As well as speedy rapids built into the rocky hillside, which are home to some of the most model-esque lifeguards I've ever seen.
One of the first things you will notice about Calpe, is that one : pedestrian crossings mean nothing to locals, and two : the locals. Here, you will find amazing people with amazing stories about their lives, and they are always willing to help you find your way around the surrounding area. So, if you are looking for a great family/friend summer holiday, a long-weekend break, or a quick stop between your old destination and your new one - Calpe is the place to go! (just think how great your Instagram will look by the end of the trip)