The vast majority of us who live in the Mediterranean know what the Peñón de Ifach is and where it is, but surely there are many details about the Natural Park that you didn’t know. Here we leave you the 5 curiosities that you don’t know about the Peñón de Ifach.
5 curiosities that you didn’t know about the Peñón de Ifach
The Peñón de Ifach was an island
Many years ago, the Peñón de Ifach was separated from the Peninsula, as it was a small island / islet. In Roman times it had already been joined by a small tongue of land, although if you look at it, currently the union between them is very small and, in fact, it is a very flooded area although at the moment it is full of buildings.
Tourist Symbol of the Costa Blanca
Its 332 meters high that rise from the Mediterranean Sea, has made this Natural Monument one of the most important on the Costa Blanca. If you look at the Peñón, it appears in almost all the tourism publications of the province of Alicante since it can be seen from many places in the province.
It is the smallest Natural Park in the Valencian Community
With about 50 hectares of extension and 1 km in length, it is the smallest Natural Park in the Valencian Community and it is also one of the smallest in Europe. However, given its uniqueness, it is one of the most visited, with more than 100,000 registered visits per year.
The large rocks that have been falling from the Rock to the sea have formed a steep bottom full of arches and tunnels like a labyrinth. That is why it is one of the favorite places for divers to do their dives. If you like snorkeling more, you can also enjoy the marine life in Cala Racó, in the southern part of the Peñón.
El Peñón has more than 35 climbing routes, and climbing right from the sea has to be an impressive experience.
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