Our Luxury holiday apartment rental in Calpe Spain - Mon 13th December 2010

We wanted to rent a villa in Calpe Spain within walking distance to everything because we didn't want car hire. Eventually we decided on an apartment rental which turned out to be spanking new, very clean and made a lovely holiday home, with simple but comfortable furnishings. The larger than average balcony overlooking the beach had some shady parts but caught the sun for most of the day. There was plenty of room on it for a table and four chairs, plus four sun beds. Also, I'm sure most people, like me, love people watching especially in the sun when they can hide behind their sunglasses and no-one knows who you are looking at. I can see the male readers squirming now because they think we don't know when they are oggling the bathing beauties!!! Mind you, works both ways … ha ha!! Plenty of six packs to be seen from our balcony. The kitchen was the last word in technology although with so many tapas bars and restaurants surrounding the flat no-one felt much inclined to cook.

Downstairs there is an outdoor pool, great for doing lengths, but adjoining it is a wonderful covered heated pool/Jacuzzi with almost a dozen water jets. We had such fun swimming around it turning on the jets to massage various parts of our anatomy. Calpe beach is fabulous sandy and slopes gently into the sea.

If you walk along the beach to old Calpe you pass the fishing port and in front of it are half a dozen or so fish restaurants where all the fresh catch of the day is laid out on trays, so once you have picked a restaurant you can select a fish. The old town of Calpe is an artists paradise, and many buildings have wonderful frescos painted on their outside walls depicting the battles between the Christians and the Moors amongst other things. In earlier times Calpe was the haunt of Ernest Hemmingway and today still boasts some great restaurants and has a certain glamour about it. For that very special occasion, I suggest you go up the coast to Benidorm Palace, possibly the best cabaret restaurant in Europe. You can get tickets and a coach to take you there from the neighboring hotel, and although it is mass catering, the food and wine, which is all included in the ticket price is good value. We will certainly be returning and may try a Calpe villa holiday next time.


Posted by Diana Jarvis, London




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