Our trail of the 15 viewpoints of Jávea


La Colina de Charly is located in the Guadalest Valley, surrounded by mountains. However, the coast of Alicante is close, less than minutes away you can visit emblematic places bathed by the Mediterranean: Altea, L’Albir, Benidorm, Cala de Finestrat….

We are going to propose you to cross El Mascarat, passing through the Marina Alta region until you reach Jávea, in the north of the province, which has almost 30,000 inhabitants. Many foreigners have chosen this Alicante municipality to live in because of its climate and excellent quality of life.

One of its many attractions is the so-called Ruta de los Miradores de Jávea: a trail along the coastline from Cala Granadella, at the southern end of the municipality of Jávea, to Cabo de San Antonio, at the northern end.

How? If it is done on foot, it is almost 30 kilometres overcoming significant slopes and takes approximately 8 hours. It can be done in stages or by car, as you like.

This is the trail of the 15 viewpoints of Javea:

1. La Granadella Forest Park Location

We start with one of the best known spots in Jávea, La Granadella and its forest park, which suffered a terrible fire in September 2016. The observation point is located in the upper part of the Granadella Forest Park, a mountainous area between the Puig de la Llorença and the Cabo de la Nao.

2. Granadella Castle Location

It is a small fortification built in the 18th century, with the outer wall lined with rough stone, and which was occupied by a garrison of three men and two bronze cannons.

Its viewpoint is located in the setting of one of the best known coves on the Costa Blanca, La Granadella, which has a large natural area of more than 600 hectares.

La Granadella Cove

3. Ambolo Location

From the Torre Ambolo viewpoint you can see a beautiful landscape overlooking the Mediterranean and the Ambolo cove itself, a well-known nudist cove with pebbles and crystal clear waters, which can be reached by a fairly steep flight of steps.

4. Les Pesqueres Location

Very close to Cabo de la Nao we find a small esplanade with trees, protected by a railing, from where you can admire the imposing cliffs of this area of the coast of Jávea.

It is named after the cingle fishermen, an ancient and dangerous fishing technique in which, with the help of precarious ladders and ropes, the fishermen of the Marina Alta used to descend these cliffs supported on a platform of reeds.

Its viewpoint is located in the setting of one of the best known coves on the Costa Blanca, La Granadella, which has a large natural area of more than 600 hectares.

Ambolo Cove

5. Cabo de La Nao Location

At the easternmost point of the peninsula and closest to the island of Ibiza, just 85 kilometres away, is this viewpoint with several observation points: to the south, the island of the discoverer and beyond, the Benitatxell Cliffs.

The lighthouse is another of the attractions to be found in the upper part of the cape, and there are also several sea caves that can be visited by kayak.

Cabo La Nao
Cabo de la Nao

6. Cap Negre Location

Located at a height of 120 metres, it allows us to contemplate at a glance some of the most representative geographical landmarks of this part of the coast, such as Portitxol Island, Cape San Martín and Cape San Antonio.

7. La Falzia viewpoint Location

The height and verticality of its cliffs characterise this viewpoint, which has Cala Barraca at its feet, the distant Cape San Antonio to the north, and Cap Negre to the south.

8. L’Illa viewpoint Location

Although its views are partially hidden by pine trees that have grown in the lower area, this viewpoint owes its importance to its location above one of the most photographed coves thanks to a house with a white façade and a large blue door.

Its name comes from the bay and the island (illa in Valencian) of Portitxol. It has been used for centuries as a natural anchorage, and important archaeological sites have been found in its waters.

9. Portitxol Cross Location

As in the previous viewpoint, the pine trees overshadow the marvellous views, but it is nevertheless one of the most emblematic points on the trail.

In low season it is possible to park near this viewpoint. In high season it is difficult, so once again we recommend this route on foot that starts at Arenal Beach.

Portitxol Cove

10. Caletes viewpoint Location

The Caletes viewpoint is located at the point where the coast of Jávea begins to descend towards Cala Blanca and Arenal Beach, in the town centre of Jávea, giving rise to the impressive cliffs that characterise its wildest and most beautiful coastline.

11. Cala Blanca Viewpoint Location

This former tuna and other species fishing trap is one of the most characteristic coves in Jávea due to its lunar appearance and crystal-clear waters.

12. Séquia de la Nòria Location

Very close to the seashore, you will find this ditch dug into the limestone rock that dates back to Roman times and which allowed seawater to enter the ancient salt mines. Its name is due to the fact that a waterwheel once existed here.

Cala Blanca
White Cove

14. Els Molins de la Plana Location

Within the boundaries of the Montgó Natural Park, in the area known as Les Planes, a total of eleven windmills have been preserved, built between the 14th and 18th centuries. These structures, used to grind wheat and, to a lesser extent, other cereals, used the energy of the wind to convert the grain into flour, a basic foodstuff for the subsistence of the population until very recent times.

They are currently in varying states of conservation, some in an advanced state of ruin, others restored and even used as private dwellings.

15. Viewpoint of Cabo de San Antonio Location

Apart from the distances with the Galician Fisterra, in Cabo de San Antonio you have the sensation of reaching the end of the earth.

This cape is the seaward extension of Montgó, which plunges into the Mediterranean in a way that is as sudden as it is extraordinary, giving rise to cliffs over 150 metres high.

Few places in the geography of Alicante boast such a formidable panoramic view: to the north, the Gulf of Valencia, to the east, the islands of Ibiza and Formentera, to the south, the bay of Jávea.

Cabo de san Antonio
cabo de San Antonio


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