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El Montgó: a symbol of the Costa Blanca

El Montgó: a symbol of the Costa Blanca

Blasco Ibañez once remarked that El Montgó resembles a giant hand separating the towns of Denia and Jávea. The iconic landmark makes a stark impact on the scenery of the area owing to its impressive height of 753 metres which slopes down into the Mediterranean Sea in Alicante, Costa Blanca. The massif forms a living part of the coast thanks to its history, nature and caves. Acting as a symbol of the Marina Alta region, as well as Alicante and Jávea, the mountain has been inhabited for some 30,000 years since the prehistoric era. Subsequently the Iberians, Romans and Arabs have been attracted to this idyllic place. The area continues to be popular, with the peaceful foothills now being populated by elegant villas which benefit from the beautiful scenery and the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle. Such is this that the Arabs dubbed the nearby town of Caón as delight owing to its fresh sea breezes and breathtaking views. Continue reading


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