Cape San Antonio, Xàbia and Cala del Moraig (rocky cove)
You can easily make this trip in your own car and you can also travel from Dénia to Xàbia by bus or even by boat, as there are regular boat trips leaving Dénia harbour to several destinations along the coast, including Xàbia.
By car from Dénia, take Les Rotes road and turn off to Xàbia. Carry on along the mountain road known as Les Planes for about 10 minutes until you come to a left turn signposted Cabo de San Antonio. Be sure to drive very carefully on this bendy mountain road.
We can also take a mini-cruise Dénia-Xàbia-Dénia from the port of Dénia with numerous departures per day. (Excursions Mundo Marino, phone. 96 642 30 66)
San Antonio Cape
160 m high cliffs with fantastic views can be shown on the way. At the foot of the cliffs remains the San Antonio Marine Reserve, a protected area of special environmental, scientific and ecological interest and importance. Enjoy this beautiful view for a while and then go on towards Xàbia town. On the way to it is worth visiting the old windmills which are an apprecied part of the heritage of this area.
Recommended route. The town of Xàbia is made up of three separate districts: the Old Town, the Port and the Arenal Beach.
The Old Town is worth visiting and three buildings are of particular interest: the Indoor Market is an old convent recently restored; San Bartolomé church, built in late Gothic style, is an outstanding beautiful example of Gothic architecture; so the Town Hall of Xábia itself.We also have to visit the Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum "Soler Blasco" (located in a palace of the early 18th century) and the particular church of Nª Sra. del Loreto (roof in the shape of an inverted vessel).
Another interesting tour is the visit of the 15 viewpoints of Xàbia. The tour begins on the Cabo de San Antonio and ends up at La Granadella cove, covering a distance of 25 kms. of coastline.
Cala del Moraig (cove) and Cova dels Arcs (cave)
From Xàbia follow the signs for Poble Nou de Benitatxell. The coastal strip of the village is especially attractive because of its sheer and abrupt cliffs, reaching a height of more than 100 m.
To get to Cala del Moraig and the Cova dels Arcs, follow the signs at Benitatxell for the Urbanization Cumbre del Sol; when you pass this Urbanization, go on until you reach the cove.
The cove is stony and the colour of the sea changes imperceptibly from green to blue. At the far end of Cala del Moraig is the Cova dels Arcs, one of the most important marine caves on the Alicante coast.