Lighthouses have always been a singular element and characteristic of the coasts. To their important function of guiding the sailors and preventing them from crashing against the rocks, is added the affable character and the passion that many people feel for them. However, there are some more emblematic than others or occupy really beautiful and privileged places. And, undoubtedly, one of them is the lighthouse of the Cape of San Antonio in Jávea. This Alicante city, a mecca of tourism especially in the summer months, can offer you a great diversity of attractions and among them is the nature, the Sierra del Montgó, where is located, precisely, this important and beautiful lighthouse.
Tourism in Alicante. Attractions of the Cape of San Antonio
Tourism in Alicante is constant throughout the year, however, there are certain times of the year, such as the summer months, where it rises and shines in all its splendor. If you are wondering what to visit in Alicante we recommend you to save at least one day to get into the natural wonders of San Antonio Cape. Declared a Marine Reserve in 1993, both its water resources and its landscapes on land are truly spectacular. You can look out at impressive cliffs and find really quiet and peaceful coves to enjoy the best Mediterranean climate.
The 2117.68 hectares of the Natural Park of Montgó, which extends through the municipalities of Dénia and Jávea, give an idea of the relevance and magnificence of this place. In addition, being one of the most eastern areas of Alicante, and also the most abrupt and unpopulated, you will find it in the middle of nature and you can feel really free.
Moreover, from its highest points you will have truly impressive views of the Costa Blanca. And even on sunny days you can reach to see, on the horizon, the islands of Ibiza and Formentera. In fact, Denia is a common point of departure of boats towards them.
What to see in Alicante. Jávea and its enchantments
Such Jávea – Xàbia in Valencian – as Denia are formidable places to get lost for a few days and live authentic experiences at every moment. Thus, in the historical center of Xàbia you will find many white facades beautifully decorated with all kinds of plants and pots. The Mediterranean, in the background, will serve as inspiration and guide to go towards it.
Arenal beach may be one of the best known. But we also advise you to venture towards other smaller and coquettish coves that you will find bordering the coast as much towards the north as towards the south.
The Cape of San Antonio and the city of Jávea are, in short, an ideal destination to spend holidays as a couple, with friends or with the family. Everyone will find their place.