Calpe Bowls Club is beautifully situated close to the Playa Levante in Calpe on the Costa Blanca North coastal region of Spain. It has a wonderful backdrop of the Peñon de Ifach, known as Calpe Rock, which is the smallest national park in Spain.
A friendly bowls club with an active membership of around forty five people. Members meet three times a week for a 'roll-up' and also players in the Costa Blanca Northern League, as well as inter club cup matches.
The club also has its own members cup competitions which are run, along with the league and cup competitions during the 'bowls season' from October through to the end of March.
Claimed by its founding members to be the oldest club on the Costa Blanca, the green at Paraiso Mar was set down as part of the apartment complex in 1986. When Paraiso Mar advertised in November 1986 for interested local bowlers 20 attended the start-up meeting and the first formal meeting to establish the bowling club was on 8 January 1987.
The President appointed was Eddie Edwards, and the Captain was Doug Grewcock. The first rule that the Committee passed was that the Club must be a mixed Club, probably to get away from the strictly segregated bowling that most had experienced in the UK.
According to records there was an older bowling establishment at Hotel Bahia Vista at Javea but that folded shortly after Javea’s “Inn on the Green” opened. This was closely followed by the opening of nearby Benitachell Bowling Club and El Cid Bowling Club.
In 1989 Calpe ( Paraiso Mar) joined the Costa Blanca Northern League.
The club name was changed to Calpe Bowls Club (Paraiso Mar) in 20**.