Cabo de San Antonio marine reserve
Cabo de San Antonio marine reserve sits between the municipalities of Dénia and Xàbia/Jávea on the northern Alicante coast. Defined by 150m-high cliffs that fall precipitously into the sparkling Mediterranean, the spectacular scenery will take your breath away.
Underwater, the reserve boasts a diverse topography that is home to a large number of plants that you would expect to find on the rocky coastline, such as coral, gorgonia and meadows of Mediterranean tapeweed. Animals such as langoustine and groupers call the waters their home.
The protected area spans some 900 hectares that is of environmental and scientific interest. The cape also attracts visitors looking to go diving and swimming in the beautiful waters. Both of these activities are permitted as is sailing, provided your boat has no engine, and mooring at the buoys available.
At the easternmost point of the cape there is a fish reserve. The area covers almost all the rocky coves of Les Rotes. In this area, fishing and diving is not permitted unless you have authorisation.
Cova Tallada is another incredible part of Cabo de San Antonio. Located in the cliffs, this great cave with its unique columns is a sight to be seen, particularly from the inside. Given the popularity of the spot, access is regulated to avoid overcrowding. During your time in the nature reserve, make sure you take care of the area to protect it for years to come. It's up to all of us to play our part.