A visit to the Peñón de Ifach is one of the obligatory activities within your itinerary if you travel to the Costa Blanca. In fact, it has become a key element of the coastal landscape of the Alicante Province. If you want to know more about it, do not miss our explanation here.
Characteristics of the beautiful landscapes of the Peñón de Ifach
The Peñón de Ifach and all the natural park that surrounds it is located in the municipality of Calpe, Alicante. This geological formation is one of the last foothills of the Betic mountain ranges. It has the peculiarity of jutting out abruptly towards the sea and has a height of 332 meters.
If you are not only thinking about visiting the Peñón de Ifach, but would also like climb to its top, you must know that you can do it without inconvenience as long as you are in a good physical condition. From its highest point, during clear days, it is possible to see the Cape of Santa Pola and the islands of Ibiza and Formentera. Without a doubt, it is worth the effort.
Nature of Peñón de Ifach: flora and fauna
This rock has managed to develop an extensive endemic rock vegetation. Within it, it is possible to distinguish the typical Valencia horseshoe, rock scabiosa, thyme or silene of Ifach. There also grows the black juniper, the dwarf palm or seagrape, for example.
A large number of birds depend on this vegetation. In fact, this rock and its natural park is the main refuge of shags, gannets, Eleanora hawks and pilgrims, pale swifts and yellow-legged gulls.
Certainly, visiting the Peñón de Ifach is a unique experience. So, if you are going to visit Calpe and you are a nature lover, don’t forget to spend a day getting to know it in depth.