3 Natural Landmarks Around the Town of Jávea
Picturesque headlands and coves reward further exploration of the coast around Jávea and today we adventure further away to enjoy hiking paths and admire dramatic rocks and capes and islets that offer great views of
Picturesque headlands and coves reward further exploration of the coast around Jávea and today we adventure further away to enjoy hiking paths and admire dramatic rocks and capes and islets that offer great views of the shore.
Cabo de San Antonio
A magnificent space declared a natural reserve in 1993 and occupying an area of 110 hectares, located in front of the town of Jávea, Cabo de San Antonio is a natural park. The cape rises abruptly to up to 150 metres above sea level and is home to various ecosystems, terrestrial and marine. At the end of the cape, at the top, there is the lighthouse, lit for the first time in 1855, next to a viewpoint from which you can see the city of Dénia and the Gulf of Valencia to the north, and to the south Bay of Jávea.
The Discoverer’s Island
La Isla del Descubridor is the divers’ paradise and is an elongated island with a surface of 2.5 hectares located on the south side of Cabo de la Nao. It is entirely stony and almost unapproachable. Its name comes, according to popular history in honor of a local sailor, named Bartolomé, who was in the crew of one of the ships commanded by Christopher Columbus in his discovery of America.
Cap de la Nau
Cap de la Nau is the Valenciano name for a near vertical headland that divides the Gulf of Valencia from the Gulf of Alicante. In Spanish it is called Cabo de la Nao which roughly translates to Cape of the Ship in English. Directly offshore is the Balearic island of Formentera and is the nearest point on the mainland to Ibiza. The limestone cliffs that make up this majestic rocky outcrop are impressive and dramatic, reaching a height of around 120 metres and topped off by groups of exclusive cliff-top houses. The lighthouse was built in 1928 and tops off the headland. There is a section of the cliff-top that has be clearly marked as paths for walking along the headland and are very popular with those who want even better views of the area. The paths lead to small bays and take you through parts of the Cabo de la Nao Nature Reserve.