Peñón de Ifac Natural Park, Calpe

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Get outdoors at Peñón de Ifac Natural Park, where the highlight is an impressive limestone outcrop emerging from the sea. Trek behind the outcrop to find a lagoon, where you can swim and watch the wildlife. Look closely for the rare plants and animals, including over 300 species of birds. While ascending the outcrop will award you with breathtaking views, keep in mind it’s a challenging climb and visitors should wear appropriate hiking shoes. Add Peñón de Ifac Natural Park to your Calpe travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Calpe tourist route planner.
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  • The rock of Calpe makes unique landscape! The good news is that if you go to Calpe to spend the day on the beach, thanks to the rock if it is windy on one of the beaches you can go to another! Always be okay in one of them or both because the rock protects them!
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  • Take your time. Enjoy the views and smell the coffee. Good boots a must. If your partner insists on walking 10 foot ahead threaten divorce. It is a bit scary but the rope offers some comfort. You must...  more »
  • Fantastic! Lovely picnic area before you do a good walk as far as the tunnel! From that point on it's adults only as there are some very narrow paths on the way up - people flout this rule but they re...  more »
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  • Very nice place to visit. Huge contrast with Calp. It's often windy. There are many seagulls. The climb to the top is fairly easy, but bring good shoes as some parts require some easy climbing. When rainy, the rocks must be incredibly slippery. Some parts of the trail are quite exposed. When we summited the Penyal, there was a cat all the way on the top.
  • Absolutely stunning location. But be warned, the walk to the top is short but really quite hard and somewhat dangerous
  • The smallest natural park in Europe. The Ifach Rock is free to climb and the views are well worth the effort. It took us 90 mins to get to the summit.
  • Tierra, Mar y Aire... E S P E C T A C U L A R ---------> CALP.
  • nice walk and nice view. there are tables for pic-nic but no restaurants.