EL PEÑÓN DE LFACH
It seems almost impossible that such a small seemingly insignificant piece of land could have lived as much history as the Penon de Ifach has. Its beginnings go back too far to be completely confirmed, but it is thought that it got its name from the Libyans: Ifach in Libyan means ‘ to the North’ having first seen the Rock of Gibraltar in the south .
In Calpe follow the signs for Park Natural del Penyal d'Ifach. Leave yourcar in the parking place by the entrance of the park, and walk to the information center of the park. (Roadmap of Marina Alta) Distance: 1h30min/5km The 30 meters long tunnel (10min) (200 m) crosses the wall from west to east. Vines, flowers and grass pop out from the cracks of the entrance wall.
Bear left, if you want to visit a projection of the east face of Ifach. It takes five minutes to reach the tip of the projection with views to the cape of San Antonio behind the tip of Moraira and to the last foothills of the Peñon. Here you can observe the sea gulls from a short distance. Large colonies breed and raise their young on the rocks. You can watch them resting on the cliffs, gliding low on the sea and swooping down into the water.