The beaches of Calpe are ready for the summer. Services such as lifesaving, adapted facilities, ecological toilets, scooters, kayaks, floating platform, games and watercraft are ready for the arrival of the tourists.
The security and lifesaving program will run until 15 September. Up to 22 lifeguards will be on duty from 11:00 to 19:00 h. in seven spots of Calpe’s coastline: Puerto Blanco, Arenal, Morelló, Cantal Roig, La Fossa, Calalga y Racó. Six first aids stations and ambulance service will be operative on the beaches, which will also have a passenger car, a 4×4, 4 bikes and a kayak to perform surveillance tasks.
Adapted beach service is available at the beaches of Fossa and Arenal-Bol, with bathing areas especially designed to meet the needs of people with mobility problems, senior citizens and visually impaired. The beaches are equipped with waterproof chairs and crutches, toilets, showers and dressing area, plus two dedicated lifeguards and support personnel. These accessible points are open from Monday to Sunday, from 11:00 to 19:00 h. and have a reserved parking area, also available for senior citizen with no disabled parking card.
Besides the inclusive facilities Arenal-Bol beaches have kayaks rental service and floating platform games and Fossa beach offers jet skis for hire.
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The Bonfires of San Juan Festival 2016 will be held at La Cometa on 24, 25 and 26 June. Check below the complete schedule of activities to be held in the framework of the bonfires festival in Calpe:
Friday 24 June
19:00 h.: Bar opening.
20:30 h.: Mass in honor of San Juan and then Bulls
22:00 h.: Street dinner
00:00 h.: Night of bulls and cows.
01:00 h.: Street music by Illumisound Productions
Saturday 25 June
11:00 h.: Popular bicycle race.
11:00 h.: Bar opening and ambient music.
12:30 h.: Town Party and water games.
13:30 h.: Community lunch: bar service with snacks and tapas.
17:00 to 19:00 h.: Playground with bouncy castles and 1st “Cartell la Cometa 2017” Drawing Contest with free snack for children. Event sponsored by Jproduccions.
19:30 h.: Bulls.
22:00 h.: Town dinner.
00:00 h.: Night of bulls and cows.
01:30 h.: Street music.
Sunday 26 June
12:00 h.: Great Cagada sponsored by Bull’s commission. After that, popular games and playground and bar service throughout the day.
14:00 h.: Paella + drink for 5 €.
17:30 h.: Foam party.
19:30 h.: Bulls.
22:00 h.: Dinner.
23:00 h.: Bulls and cows
00:00 h.: Bonfire burning
139 Blue Flags quality awards (125 for beaches and 14 for ports and yacht clubs) were handed in Valencia Region last week, and we are happy to say that three of them to went to Calpe’s beaches: Fosssa, Arenal and Cantal Roig beaches.
In the ceremony -besides collecting the blue flags- Fossa Beach was awarded with a special mention for obtained the aforementioned blue flag for 30 straight years (from the very beginning of the blue flag awards program creation), certainly a deserved recognition of its sustainable water and environmental management.
Along with Fossa beach, we can mention other Blue Flag awarded beaches in the region such as North Beach Gandia, Raco de l’Albir (Alfaz del Pi), Carrer de la Mar (El Campello) and San Juan de Alicante.
Check below the program of events to be held in Benissa this summer 2016, including festivals, outdoors activities, verbenas, traditional cuisine and more:
22:00 h.: Festivals at the San Sebastian St. with neighborhood dinner
23 June Night of San Juan at Fustera Beach.
21:00 h.: Dinner
22:30 h.: Street music play
23:45 h. Bonfire burning
24:00 h.: Purifying beach swim and music show.
From 8 to 10 July San Antonio neighborhood party
Friday 8: popular dinner at 22:00 h. and live music.
Saturday 9: at 12:30 h. “Murta” parade with flute and drums, at 17:00 h. children activities, at 22:00 h.: dinner and Zeppelin Band performance at 23:00 h.
Sunday 10: firecracker wake up at 09:00 h., gathering at 11:30 h., San Antonio mass and Rollet blessing at 12:00 h. and free giant paella at 14:00 h.
From 15 to 17 July celebrations at Partida de Pedramala
Friday 15: Dinner at the neighborhood.
Saturday 16: Brisca championship, music shows and free chocolate drinks from 18:00 h.
Sunday 17: Firecracker wake up, mass, foot races, children’s games and musical verbena night with dinner for all attendees.
From 23 to 29 July Fiestas of San Jaime Benimarco
Saturday 23: ball game at 19:30 h. and dinner at 22:30 h. with duo Golden music show.
Sunday 24: “Plant del pí” at 10:00 h., and night festival with music performances.
Monday 25: St. James Day with mass at 11:00 h., roosters’ race at 13:30 h., parade at 18:30 h., brisca tournament at 19:30 h. free cakes at 22:00 h., fireworks and big band performance.
Tuesday 26: Street music, paellas contest and Zepellin orchestra show.
26 de July at Partida Santa Ana
10:00 h.: firecracker wake up
11:30 h.: Mass
12:00 h.: Procession
18:00 h.: Pilgrimage
20:00 h.: Dance.
From 29 to 31 July at Partida de Lleus
Friday 29: dinner, party, party proclamation and music from 21:00 h.
Saturday 30: musical evening with the orchestra Iris and snacks for all attendees from 22:30 h.
Sunday 31: Mass at 10:30 h., bouncy castles at 18:00 h. and music from 20:00 h.