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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  • Go very early in the morning and you will have a wonderful sunrise. Make sure you take water and do not go in middays as it is fully exposed to the sun and you boil up there. The Ifach is not for fain...  more »
  • Great view from every vantage point and a comfortable path to walk on up until the tunnel. I didn't venture up to the highest vantage point, but if there had been som more ropes or chains to hold onto...  more »
  • This rock at the end of the beach and next to the small port in Calpe is also known as Gibrarlterette or Little Gibralter because of its similarity in shape. Not as big at 993mtrs. but a good climb/sc...  more »
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  • Following the path to the top is a must. Go further once passed the tunnel at your own risk. Avoid during seagull nesting season. Amazing views from every spot
  • A marvellous view from the top, and the trek up is just challenging enough to make it an achievement. Bring good shoes with a sole with good grip, as much of the stone on the way up is slippery.
  • A great place for a day hike! It only takes about 3 hours max to get to the top at a leisurely pace. Be sure to take a left when you get to the fork and check out the back side of the mountain. Watch out for the feral cats at the top that are know exactly what aluminum foil is for haha
  • Absolutely gorgeous view, 100% worth the climb (well the clmb is not for everyone - if you have vertigo, stay clear from the upper part)
  • Stunning views from the top, well worth the effort, gets difficult 3/4 the way up, good footwear required.

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