Calpe’s Peñón de Ifach, discover this amazing rock over the sea

When in Calpe, you cannot miss the opportunity to visit El Peñón de Ifach, the Rock of Ifach, a calcareous rock emerging from the sea to a height of 332m linked to the shoreline by rock debris. A landmark which has become a symbol of Costa Blanca.

It is a natural reserve in its own right since 1987 giving shelter to a great number of rare plants and over 300 species of animals, including some endangered species. It is also a nestling site for many colonies of sea birds. Besides a varied flora and fauna, you will find the remains of an Iberian villagedating back to the 4th century BC and the “Windblown pines”, i.e. trees growing in unusual shapes. This magnificent mountain was a standpoint against pirates’ attacks and Barbary raider. A surveillance point called the Northern Rock by the Phoenicians to distinguish it from Rock of Gibraltar, its southern counterpart. Seguir leyendo

Rebeca Alonso

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