THE TOWER OF CAP D´OR

If you´re looking for more than just Spanish sun and beautiful beaches, the Costa Blanca also offers great walking routes such as the famous walking trail of “Torre de Vigia”, which is one of the best known ones in our area.

HISTORY OF THE CAP D´OR TOWER

The tower dates all the way back to the 16th century, standing on the high peak of Cap D´Or, with 11 metres of height.

Its task was, along with the neighbouring towers in Calpe and Jávea, to keep watch over the coastline and warn of potential enemy attacks.

The intriguing route offers different views of the curious tower, seen alongside a clifftop from below which gives it a more imposing air, while once one has reached the summit it seems rather more staid.

The whole construction is solid stone, and it also has the peculiarity of lacking an entrance door, as it was entered using rope ladders. Inside there is one single vaulted room which housed the lookouts.

WALKIN TRAIL “TORRE DE VIGIA”

60 minute walk. The tower can only be reached on foot, a walk of 1600 meters; about 60 minutes. The starting point is located at El Portet.

At the beach you follow the road up to the end at the T junction turn right and then left up to the end of the road. With green and white stripes marked path is fairly passable but you need to wear sturdy walking shoes. The walking path is quite zigzagging, and sometimes you have to almost climb.

You walk through the protected area of ​​the Cap d’Or and find several rare plants which are extensively described in an information site. The true nature lovers will marvel at the partially unique vegetation.

One of the ideal plans in summer is to get up early, reach the summit and see the sunrise of the Mediterranean with the Peñón de Ifach in the background; and of course, after the effort, a well-deserved swim in the spectacular waters of Playa del Portet and a good breakfast by the sea. Can you ask for more?Torre-vigía-del-Cap-dor-Moraira-walking-trail

STONE AGE

Along the way, you can view the special cave “Cova de Cendra” where finds have been made from the prehistoric man from the early Stone Age, as many as 15,000 to 20,000 years ago.

A unique site in Europe where a lot of scientific research has been done.

MAGNIFICENT VIEWS

Once at the top (166 meters) you will not only have the “Torre de Vigia”, but in clear weather you will also enjoy stunning views of the coast and inland, impressive steep cliffs and the overpowering silence.

YOUR IDEAL SUMMER PLAN

One of the ideal plans in summer is to get up early, reach the summit and see the sunrise of the Mediterranean with the Peñón de Ifach in the background; and of course, after the effort, a well-deserved swim in the spectacular waters of Playa del Portet and a good breakfast by the sea. Can you ask for more?

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DE TOREN VAN DE CAP D’OR

Als u op zoek bent naar meer dan alleen Spaanse zon en prachtige stranden, biedt de Costa Blanca ook geweldige wandelroutes, zoals het beroemde wandelpad van “Torre de Vigia”, een van de bekendste in onze regio.

GESCHIEDENIS VAN DE CAP D’OR TOREN

De toren dateert helemaal terug tot de 16e eeuw, staande op de hoge top van Cap D´Or, met 11 meter hoogte.
Zijn taak was, samen met de naburige torens in Calpe EN Jávea, om de kustlijn in de gaten te houden en te waarschuwen voor potentiële vijandelijke aanvallen.

De intrigerende route biedt verschillende uitzichten op de toren , te zien langs een klif van onderaf, waardoor het een imposantere lucht is, terwijl eenmaal de top bereikt is, lijkt het wat rustiger.

De hele constructie is van massieve steen, en het heeft ook de bijzonderheid van het ontbreken van een toegangsdeur, omdat het werd betreden met touwladders. Binnen is er een enkele gewelfde kamer die de uitkijkposten huisvestte.

WANDELTOCHT “TORRE DE VIGIA”

60 minuten lopen. De toren kan alleen te voet worden bereikt, een wandeling van 1600 meter; ongeveer 60 minuten. Het startpunt is gelegen bij El Portet.

Op het strand volg je de weg tot het einde bij de T-kruising rechtsaf en dan links tot het einde van de weg. Met groene en witte strepen is het gemarkeerde pad redelijk begaanbaar, maar je moet stevige wandelschoenen dragen. Het wandelpad is vrij zigzaggend en soms moet je bijna klimmen.

Je wandelt door het beschermde gebied van de Cap d’Or en vindt verschillende zeldzame planten die uitgebreid worden beschreven in een informatiesite. De echte natuurliefhebbers zullen zich verwonderen over de gedeeltelijk unieke vegetatie.

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STONE AGE

Onderweg kunt u de speciale grot “Cova de Cendra” bekijken waar vondsten zijn gedaan van de prehistorische mens uit het vroege stenen tijdperk, zoveel als 15.000 tot 20.000 jaar geleden.

Een unieke plek in Europa waar veel wetenschappelijk onderzoek is gedaan.

PRACHTIGE UITZICHTEN

Eenmaal aan de top (166 meter) heeft u niet alleen de “Torre de Vigia”, maar bij helder weer kunt u ook genieten van een prachtig uitzicht op de kust en het binnenland, indrukwekkende steile kliffen en de overweldigende stilte.

UW IDEALE ZOMERPLAN

Een van de ideale plannen in de zomer is om vroeg op te staan, de top te bereiken en de zonsopgang van de Middellandse Zee met de Peñón de Ifach op de achtergrond te zien; en natuurlijk, na de inspanning, een welverdiende duik in de spectaculaire wateren van Playa del Portet en een goed ontbijt aan zee. Kun je om meer vragen?

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THE TOWER OF CAP D´OR

If you´re looking for more than just Spanish sun and beautiful beaches, the Costa Blanca also offers great walking routes such as the famous walking trail of “Torre de Vigia”, which is one of the best known ones in our area.

HISTORY OF THE CAP D´OR TOWER

The tower dates all the way back to the 16th century, standing on the high peak of Cap D´Or, with 11 metres of height.

Its task was, along with the neighbouring towers in Calpe and Jávea, to keep watch over the coastline and warn of potential enemy attacks.

The intriguing route offers different views of the curious tower, seen alongside a clifftop from below which gives it a more imposing air, while once one has reached the summit it seems rather more staid.

The whole construction is solid stone, and it also has the peculiarity of lacking an entrance door, as it was entered using rope ladders. Inside there is one single vaulted room which housed the lookouts.

WALKIN TRAIL “TORRE DE VIGIA”

60 minute walk. The tower can only be reached on foot, a walk of 1600 meters; about 60 minutes. The starting point is located at El Portet.

At the beach you follow the road up to the end at the T junction turn right and then left up to the end of the road. With green and white stripes marked path is fairly passable but you need to wear sturdy walking shoes. The walking path is quite zigzagging, and sometimes you have to almost climb.

You walk through the protected area of ​​the Cap d’Or and find several rare plants which are extensively described in an information site. The true nature lovers will marvel at the partially unique vegetation.

One of the ideal plans in summer is to get up early, reach the summit and see the sunrise of the Mediterranean with the Peñón de Ifach in the background; and of course, after the effort, a well-deserved swim in the spectacular waters of Playa del Portet and a good breakfast by the sea. Can you ask for more?Torre-vigía-del-Cap-dor-Moraira-walking-trail

STONE AGE

Along the way, you can view the special cave “Cova de Cendra” where finds have been made from the prehistoric man from the early Stone Age, as many as 15,000 to 20,000 years ago.

A unique site in Europe where a lot of scientific research has been done.

MAGNIFICENT VIEWS

Once at the top (166 meters) you will not only have the “Torre de Vigia”, but in clear weather you will also enjoy stunning views of the coast and inland, impressive steep cliffs and the overpowering silence.

YOUR IDEAL SUMMER PLAN

One of the ideal plans in summer is to get up early, reach the summit and see the sunrise of the Mediterranean with the Peñón de Ifach in the background; and of course, after the effort, a well-deserved swim in the spectacular waters of Playa del Portet and a good breakfast by the sea. Can you ask for more?

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THE TOWER OF CAP D´OR

If you´re looking for more than just Spanish sun and beautiful beaches, the Costa Blanca also offers great walking routes such as the famous walking trail of “Torre de Vigia”, which is one of the best known ones in our area.

HISTORY OF THE CAP D´OR TOWER

The tower dates all the way back to the 16th century, standing on the high peak of Cap D´Or, with 11 metres of height.

Its task was, along with the neighbouring towers in Calpe and Jávea, to keep watch over the coastline and warn of potential enemy attacks.

The intriguing route offers different views of the curious tower, seen alongside a clifftop from below which gives it a more imposing air, while once one has reached the summit it seems rather more staid.

The whole construction is solid stone, and it also has the peculiarity of lacking an entrance door, as it was entered using rope ladders. Inside there is one single vaulted room which housed the lookouts.

WALKIN TRAIL “TORRE DE VIGIA”

60 minute walk. The tower can only be reached on foot, a walk of 1600 meters; about 60 minutes. The starting point is located at El Portet.

At the beach you follow the road up to the end at the T junction turn right and then left up to the end of the road. With green and white stripes marked path is fairly passable but you need to wear sturdy walking shoes. The walking path is quite zigzagging, and sometimes you have to almost climb.

You walk through the protected area of ​​the Cap d’Or and find several rare plants which are extensively described in an information site. The true nature lovers will marvel at the partially unique vegetation.

One of the ideal plans in summer is to get up early, reach the summit and see the sunrise of the Mediterranean with the Peñón de Ifach in the background; and of course, after the effort, a well-deserved swim in the spectacular waters of Playa del Portet and a good breakfast by the sea. Can you ask for more?Torre-vigía-del-Cap-dor-Moraira-walking-trail

STONE AGE

Along the way, you can view the special cave “Cova de Cendra” where finds have been made from the prehistoric man from the early Stone Age, as many as 15,000 to 20,000 years ago.

A unique site in Europe where a lot of scientific research has been done.

MAGNIFICENT VIEWS

Once at the top (166 meters) you will not only have the “Torre de Vigia”, but in clear weather you will also enjoy stunning views of the coast and inland, impressive steep cliffs and the overpowering silence.

YOUR IDEAL SUMMER PLAN

One of the ideal plans in summer is to get up early, reach the summit and see the sunrise of the Mediterranean with the Peñón de Ifach in the background; and of course, after the effort, a well-deserved swim in the spectacular waters of Playa del Portet and a good breakfast by the sea. Can you ask for more?

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THE TOWER OF CAP D´OR

If you´re looking for more than just Spanish sun and beautiful beaches, the Costa Blanca also offers great walking routes such as the famous walking trail of “Torre de Vigia”, which is one of the best known ones in our area.

HISTORY OF THE CAP D´OR TOWER

The tower dates all the way back to the 16th century, standing on the high peak of Cap D´Or, with 11 metres of height.

Its task was, along with the neighbouring towers in Calpe and Jávea, to keep watch over the coastline and warn of potential enemy attacks.

The intriguing route offers different views of the curious tower, seen alongside a clifftop from below which gives it a more imposing air, while once one has reached the summit it seems rather more staid.

The whole construction is solid stone, and it also has the peculiarity of lacking an entrance door, as it was entered using rope ladders. Inside there is one single vaulted room which housed the lookouts.

WALKIN TRAIL “TORRE DE VIGIA”

60 minute walk. The tower can only be reached on foot, a walk of 1600 meters; about 60 minutes. The starting point is located at El Portet.

At the beach you follow the road up to the end at the T junction turn right and then left up to the end of the road. With green and white stripes marked path is fairly passable but you need to wear sturdy walking shoes. The walking path is quite zigzagging, and sometimes you have to almost climb.

You walk through the protected area of ​​the Cap d’Or and find several rare plants which are extensively described in an information site. The true nature lovers will marvel at the partially unique vegetation.

One of the ideal plans in summer is to get up early, reach the summit and see the sunrise of the Mediterranean with the Peñón de Ifach in the background; and of course, after the effort, a well-deserved swim in the spectacular waters of Playa del Portet and a good breakfast by the sea. Can you ask for more?Torre-vigía-del-Cap-dor-Moraira-walking-trail

STONE AGE

Along the way, you can view the special cave “Cova de Cendra” where finds have been made from the prehistoric man from the early Stone Age, as many as 15,000 to 20,000 years ago.

A unique site in Europe where a lot of scientific research has been done.

MAGNIFICENT VIEWS

Once at the top (166 meters) you will not only have the “Torre de Vigia”, but in clear weather you will also enjoy stunning views of the coast and inland, impressive steep cliffs and the overpowering silence.

YOUR IDEAL SUMMER PLAN

One of the ideal plans in summer is to get up early, reach the summit and see the sunrise of the Mediterranean with the Peñón de Ifach in the background; and of course, after the effort, a well-deserved swim in the spectacular waters of Playa del Portet and a good breakfast by the sea. Can you ask for more?

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