|The zigzagging route to the top of the Ifach
rock departs behind the nature reserve's facilities (Centro de
Información del Parque Natural) (75 m). It is easy to follow, but in
some places difficult to walk, especially after the tunnel. Rails and
ropes help to negotiate the way through slippery bedrock and stones to
There are two lookout spots before the tunnnel. You can see the bay
Sierra Helada, la isla de Benidorm, Villajoyosa, Alicante and the cape
of Santa Pola (south); Sierra de Aitana, Cometa, Oltà, Mascarat, and in
the front Morro de Toix (west);
Montgó and the cape of Moraira (north);
and when the weather is clear Ibiza (east). Naturally you have fine
views also over the the town of Calpe,
its harbour and beach.
The 30 meters long tunnel
(10min) (200 m) crosses the wall from west
to east. Vines, flowers and grass pop out from the cracks of the
When the path forks (20min) (235 m), go right, if you want to
continue to the top (40min) (332 m), where the panorama encompasses all
the great peaks and the coastline all the way to Alicante.
Bear left, if you want to visit a projection of the east face of
Ifach. It takes five minutes to reach the tip of the projection with
views to the cape of San Antonio behind the tip of Moraira and to the
last foothills of the Peñon. Here you can observe the sea gulls from a
short distance. Large colonies breed and raise their young on the rocks.
You can watch them resting on the
cliffs, gliding low on the sea and
swooping down into the water.