Peñon de Ifach natural park

Today has beacome a symbol of the city and the protagonist in the most beautiful postcards of Calpe.

Peñón de Ifach Natural Park

Calpe is a small seaside town on the Northern Costa Blanca, located between Altea and Javea, since the dawn of time has been dominated by the mighty rock outcrop of the Peñón de Ifach Natural Park.


Aereal view of Calpe from Penon de Ifach


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.


Calpe sKyline


panoramic view of the beach of Calpe and Peñon de Ifach


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.



Popular places to visit in Calpe

La Peca tower and old walls of Calpe

La Peca tower in Calpe

Calpe old town

Old town of Calpe

Peñon de Ifach

Levante beach in Calpe