Calpe is a relatively small city near a small town called La Fustera in Spain, which is where I lived before I became a teenager. The defining visual part of Calpe is the Peñon De Ifach, or Penyal D'Ifach in Calp. You might find various spellings and pronunciations in a lot of my Spain posts because there are two main languages spoken in the region of Valencia; Spanish and Valenciano, which is an offshoot of Catalan. A lot of the signs one will see there are both in Spanish and Valenciano but the ones that are only in Spanish are usually tagged up with spray paint or thick markers by locals with the Valencian spelling - it is taken very seriously there.
The Ifach rock is a very large rock that sits right at the end of one of the most popular beaches in the Costa Blanca region in Calpe. It separates the beach on one side and the small port area on the other where one can find a lot of local restaurants and nightlife. The rock is a bird sanctuary but they let anyone hike and climb it. The rock itself is nearly 1,100 feet tall and is one of the most under-photographed places in the world, as far as I'm concerned.
Calpe is a touristy town that has some book-worthy moments in history but rarely will one read much about the area. It was a place that was often attacked by pirates in the early centuries, during a time when the Christians and the Moors were somewhat at peace with each other. I do believe that it also has some Roman history as well but I don't have any information on that subject.
Okay, I've blabbed on long enough so I'll get to the photographs now. If you have any information you would like to leave in the comments then please do so.