Peñón de Ifach is a rock formation and protected Natural Park situated above the bay of Calpe, in Valencia region. It is also a symbol of this seaside town and also of the whole Costa Blanca. In earlier times, this rock was, thanks to the excellent strategic location, used as a watchtower. Currently, the Peñón de Ifach is a great refuge for many plants and bird species. Unfortunately, due to the large number of tourists an access to this exceptional rock is limited. There is a marked trail leading to the top of the mountain, where you can get in 40 minutes. Peñón de Ifach in offering magnificent views of the surroundings, so it is worth visiting. During nice weather it is even possible to see the island of Ibiza from here.
In 1987, the rock was declared a nature reserve and the smallest protected area in Europe, because it covers an area of 4,5 square kilometers. There is a number of endemic species of plant and animals such as sea gulls and falcons.
Peñón de Ifach is a distinct visual attraction on the Mediterranean coast, reaching a height of 332 metres.
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