When you think of the Spanish province of Alicante, you might first think of the beaches of the Costa Blanca and busy cities such as Benidorm. But if you look a little further, you will find a varied province full of nature that is certainly worth exploring on foot.
Province of Alicante
El Hondo Natural Park.
Beautiful swamp area near the town of Elche. Walk through the lagoons and salt marshes on the boardwalks and marvel at the large numbers of birds. There are lookout points at various places to admire the birds. Some of the species you can see here are the marbled duck, white-headed duck, knobby coot, bastard eagle, Iberian gray shrike and wryneck. The park is wonderful for a walk, short or long, with a view of the mountains in the distance.
Natural Park of the Serra Gelada.
A stone's throw from Benidorm is the protected coastline of the Serra Gelada park. Consisting of rugged cliffs, mini-islands, a lighthouse and many seabirds. Also special is the fossilized dune and the cave systems in the rocks. You can explore the park on foot during a beautiful hike.
Natural Park of Montgó.
In the northern part of the province, between Denia and Jávea, lies the Mongtó mountain range, which reaches 750 meters above sea level. A wonderful place to hike and enjoy the enormous biodiversity. Besides the natural beauty, the history is also very interesting. The area has been inhabited since prehistoric times and rock paintings have been found in the caves in the mountains!