Declared Natural Park in 1987, Monte Ifach has become over the years a symbol of the city and is part of one of the most beautiful spots in the Levantine coast.
Dominating the entire city of Calpe, this rocky knoll has been for centuries exerting a strong pull on the human being and the different civilizations that have walked these lands. It has a height of 330 meters and is attached to the coast by just a small tongue of land, creating a very unique landscape and one of the most photographed of this part of the Mediterranean. Peñón de Ifach natural park is home to a large number of species of flora and fauna.
Excursion to Peñon de Ifach natural park
One of the most popular activities in Calpe is hiking to the Peñón. It is ideal for lovers of hiking and climbing. We might divide it into two zones, a first zone that has easy access and a second, from the tunnel, which is more complicated to access. The park entrance is located right at the foot of the mountain in a small car park where you can leave your car. The climbing is spectacular, passing through viewpoints, archaeological remains of an old military fortress and for the ones that are more fit and are able to reach the top, they will enjoy sublime views of the coast, a real treat for the senses.
The 2 km excursion usually lasts about 2 hours though a slope of 291m. We recommend you wear comfortable shoes, and if you plan to walk the second half, wear hiking boots, water, a hat, sunscreen and try not to climb during the hottest hours in the summer.
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