A dozen natural parks are located throughout the province, marked by unique valleys and mountains.
Sierra de Mariola, Font Roja, Marjal Pego-Oliva, Peñón de Ifach, Sierra Helada, Montgó, the lagoond of La Mata and Torrevieja… These are just some of the ten natural parks located in the Costa Blanca, providing the region with unique and varied landscapes with certain peculiarities that are guaranteed to surprise visitors, such as its archaeological heritage, which includes cave paintings and Iberian and Roman archaeological remains.
Being the second most mountainous province in Spain makes the Costa Blanca an exclusive region, allowing visitors to travel between a valley and a mountain of over 1,000 metres in altitude (such as the Aitana, 1,550 metres, or the Puig Campana, 1,436 metres) in the sameitinerary. The region also offers visitors the chance to discover its unique, native flora as well as forests which are protected and scarce in Europe, such as the lime tree forest in the Mariola mountain range.
This natural park in particular offers spectacular views and a natural herbarium of aromatic and medicinal plans that cannot be found anywhere else. In addition, we suggest visiting the Maigmó mountain range, which offers one of the best views of the coast.
And from the mountains which measure over 900 metres in height, we turn to focus on the valleys which give these mountains a sidelong glance. La Vall d’Alcalà, Vall d’Ebo, La Vall de Laguar, where the Barranc de l’Infern is located, La Vall de Pop, Vall de Gallinera and the Valle del Vinalopó, whose table grape has a guarantee of origin and quality mark, are full of natural resources that are not to be missed.