Cova Tallada, located at the base of Cabo San Antonio is a partially man-made cave system, roughly 75m wide with an average height of around 15m, although at some points reaching up to 40m! The cave consists of multiple ‘rooms’, some dry and others filled with seawater. Originally created due to the extraction of desirable, rough stone, which was used in the construction of various local buildings, including the Church of San Bartolomé or ‘Inglesia de San Bartolomé’.
La Cova Tallada can be accessed by Javea but the main route and organised excursions depart from Denia. The caves can also be accessed via kayak or canoe, however it is important to note that the caves have restrictions for visitors in the summer months, made mandatory by the Generalitat Valenciana, from June 15th until September 30. To book an excursion between these dates, follow the link at the bottom of the page. Otherwise outside of the dates, the caves are freely accessible.
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What to bring to Cova Tallada?
Sensible closed-toe footwear is a must as the terrain is somewhat uneven and unpredictable. The last thing you want is a sprained ankle or stubbed toe when exploring these magnificent caves!
Sun protection, be it a hat and sunglasses or a high SPF sunscreen is vital in the summer months, as the walk offers little to no shade or cover from the blazing Spanish sun.
Less is more! In some parts of the walk you will be going over rough, uneven rocks and added weight will do your ankles, back and shoulders no good! All you need in your backpack is some food, water and if possible, a first aid kit incase of emergencies. (Be sure to take any litter you bring, back home with you to be discarded properly)
How to get to Cova Tallada?
The best parking area for Cabo San Antonio is located just over 9km NorthWest of the Arenal Beach. To get there from the Blanca Cars office one must…
Head southwest on the ‘Avenida Arenal’ and take the 1st exit on the roundabout joining ‘Ctra. del Cap de la Nau Pla’, then take the 2nd exit on the following roundabout and continue straight. At the next roundabout, you will once again take the 2nd exit and follow the road until you reach the next roundabout, where you will take the 2nd exit. Take the 2nd exit at the following 2 roundabouts, followed by the 1st exit on the next one. Follow ‘Avinguda del Trenc d’Alba’ to the next roundabout, where you will take the 1st exit and follow the road as it turns right after just over 100m, becoming ‘Ronda Sud’. The road will bear left becoming ‘C.
Trinquete’ and then left once again becoming ‘Calle Rda. Nte’, where you should then take the following right joining ‘Carrer de la Mare de Déu dels Ángels’. Continue until you reach the roundabout taking the 1st exit to join ‘Ctra de Denia’ or the ‘CV-736’. After just under 2km, the road will fork into 2. You should take the right hand road. Continue on the road for just under 3.5km and you will have arrived at your destination!
La Corona area in Javea
Urbanisation La Corona in Javea has a good infrastructure, a social club, sports facilities and a playground for children. Located just 2/3 km from the port of Javea. La Corona area is famous for its impressive luxury villas and the houses built are exceptional, many with architectural projects with style from villas with marked Mediterranean style to modern villas with large windows that allow panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the entire bay of Jávea, Costa Blanca.
Urbanisation La Corona in Javea has still some plots for sale to build, taking into account that they are sloping land, since they are located on the mountain and most of them need to make important clearings in order to get the most out of the views. It is practically impossible to find flat plots, although there are some but at exorbitant prices that not everyone is willing to pay.
It is very close to the Port area – Duanes de la mar de Javea. It has a good infrastructure and facilities. Most villas are luxurious with wonderful views of the bay of Jávea and Cabo la Nao. Normally prices are around a million euros upwards, it is also true that some can be found below that price but either because it needs to be reformed or because they do not have any type of views. View properties for sale in La Corona in Javea
Contact information Cova Tallada
Phone: 679 19 64 61
Address: 03730 Xàbia, Alicante