Discover Alicante and its nature: Three natural parks you can’t miss

The province of Alicante has some of the most impressive corners of the Valencian Community. The province located further south has several blue flag beaches on the coasts of some villages such as Denia, Javea, or Moraira, which account for much of the summer tourism in this province. However, Alicante keeps many secret spots and some not so well known that we would love to show you from Flight Mode so that you can get to know them and visit them if you ever decide to visit this wonderful area.

Font Rotja Natural Park and Serra de Mariola

The Font Roja Natural Park is mainly located in the municipality of Alcoy, a town very famous for its Moors and Christians festivals that are worth a visit if you come to the area.

This place, which extends to the neighboring town of Ibi, is a natural environment with abundant and lush vegetation, a forest of kermes oak and gall oak (oak or oak Valencian) that is used as a refuge by the wild cat, the wild boar, the badger or the weasel, so it is an unmissable option for animal and nature lovers who visit the Valencian Community and wish to escape from the city or the heat and crowds that are usually experienced on the beaches at this time of year.

In addition to its obvious natural and scenic value, from Flight Mode, we would like to recommend you to visit some of the samples of traditional architecture that were built in its interiors, such as the Sanctuary of the Font Rotja or the Fridge Coloma.

Very close to this park, in fact, only separated by the river Polop, we will find the Natural Park of Serra de Mariola, which belongs to the municipality of La Hoya de Alcoy and covers almost 17,000 hectares of land.

Its landscape is an example of the traditional use of natural resources provided by the Mediterranean forest. Its numerous and plentiful aquifers generate abundant freshwater sources and springs, and at the sides of the paths grow a great variety of aromatic plants and medicinal herbs, so we recommend that you visit it with a park guide if you are interested in knowing everything possible about plants and the possibilities offered by those you can find in Mariola.

The Algar Springs

In the town of Callosa d’En Sarrià, in Alicante, we find the Fuentes del Algar, a beautiful natural place of great ecological wealth, where the gorges, the backwaters, and even the waterfalls are formed by totally crystalline water.

This natural place where the water is the main protagonist consists of more than a kilometer long along the riverbed where you can enjoy with your family and friends a refreshing day totally different from a beach.

The area also has picnic areas and spaces that make it a very important alternative during the summer months for both the residents of the area.

Moraig Cove

Very close to Jávea, in the municipality of Benitatxell, in the Marina Alta region, is one of the most spectacular and unknown beaches in the Valencian Community, Cala del Moraig.

This small cove belongs to the district of Cumbres del Sol and although you have to get up early to be able to take a place, as it is a small beach, due to the current measures implemented by the COVID 19, the capacity and access is more limited.

Cala del Moraig cove has a car park before the access ramp and is well worth a visit, not only because of the tranquillity of its small beach with white sand and turquoise water but also because it has several exceptional areas for diving, such as a cave with a crystal-clear water spring inside.

Also, this beach has several jumps into the water from the side cliffs as well as several trails to see the entire coast from the top of the mountain, a view that will be worth climbing those stairs you will find.

We do not forget other beautiful places that are worth visiting in the province of Alicante such as Salinas de Santa Pola, El Montgò, Gorgo de la Escalera en Anna, the marsh of Pego or the rock of Ifach, among many others of which we will continue giving you our advice and recommendations from Flight Mode.