Montgó Nature Park in Javea. The 2100+ hectare reserve is located 9km to the North of the Arenal beach, situated between Xabia and Denia. Parc Natural del Montgó or Montgó Nature Reserve was declared as such in 1987, due to it being home to a vast variety of wildlife and important archeological discoveries such as cave painting and the remains of Iberian settlements. It is also, however, more notably home to Mt Montgó or ‘Montgó Massif’! An iconic, 753 meter high mountain, debatable the most recognizable feature of this beautiful municipality due to its unique shape.
The mountain itself is said by many to resemble the head of an elephant, with a large cave near the peak acting as the eye and Cap de Sant Antoni as the trunk stretching out into the sea. Weather permitting, I feel that climbing Montgó is a must when visiting Javea, as the feeling of achievement when you reach the summit and are free to gaze upon the unparalleled views of the surrounding areas is truly breathtaking. This isn’t the only way to explore the reserve however, as there are a variety of walking trails available to the public, all with varying difficulties.
For more information on these trails, feel free to contact Montgó Nature Reserve for expert route advice on – 966 467 155.
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What to bring to Montgó Nature Park
Before venturing out into the Montgo Nature Reserve, there’s a few things that you should bring with you to ensure your day goes smoothly! The first of which being comfortable footwear. This is essential when hiking across the rocky trails, as a twisted ankle this far away from any form of local rescue could cause some issues!
The next one is weather dependent and that would be sun protection! Whether it’s a hat and sunglasses or a strong SPF sun cream, it’s vital to come prepared as shaded areas are few and far between and heat stroke could cause a potential threat when isolated half way up a mountain!
Finally, our last recommendation would be to bring food and water! These are a must as staying hydrated and energised are pivotal when walking for prolonged distances.
How to get to Montgó Nature Park
The main parking area for Montgó Nature Reserve 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’. Follow the road as it weaves for approximately 2.4km, at which point take a left down the dirt road signposted with ‘Parc Natural del Montgó’. After 200m the track splits into 2, where you will take the right track which will lead you to the parking area and the start of your walk!
Direction from Javea Arenal to Montgo Nature Reserve
Montgo area in Javea
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