Posted on Thu, 29-Dec-2022Wed, 04-Jan-2023 by pamCalpe on Costa Blanca We are on the 5th floor of a highrise on the north end of Calpe, with Peñón de Ifach – that big rock – to the south. From our balcony we are enjoying Sunrises on Mediterranean Sea. There is a wonderful nature trail to the north for several miles. This is one of the coves where you can get down to the sea – the Cala les Bassetes. There is a long promenade on the south side that leads to the rock. We head to the Natural Park Peñón de Ifach for a close up look. There are a lot of gulls here on the cliff sides of Natural Park of Peñón de Ifach. Enjoying the sea from the Natural Park of Peñón de Ifach. From the Natural Park looking back to the North at the section of Calpe we are staying. On the south side of Peñón de Ifach is a longer beach with lots of sun seeking European tourists. The Romans were even here! Baños de la Reina were from around 200 BC. There is no mistaking these as Spanish Steps, leading us to the old town part of Calpe. Walking back to the apartment, there is an inland salt marsh with year around Flamingos.