Calpe is characterized by the 332 meters high rock El Peñon de Ifach, which protrudes into the sea and can be seen from miles away. The rock is part of a small bird sanctuary. Calpe is a tourist destination because of its ideal climate. You will find numerous apartment buildings on the promenade, as well as cafés, restaurants and disco bars. The surrounding hills were crammed with villas. The old center is still intact and still contains traces of Moorish domination. The fishing port is located near the center.