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  Cabo de San Antonio view over Jávea
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  • Cabo de San Antonio view over Jávea - Alicante
      Cabo de San Antonio view over Jávea
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  • Thick vegetation surrounding the car park - Alicante
      Thick vegetation surrounding the car park
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  • Our picnic spot & distant peak of Mount Montgó - Alicante
      Our picnic spot & distant peak of Mount Montgó
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It was about 11:30 AM when we finished exploring the grounds surrounding the lighthouse at Cabo de San Antonio and hunger pangs were starting to set in. Fortunately, the nature park connecting the nearby peak of Montgó with the Cabo features a very nice car park area on the edge of a sharp 160 meter drop-off, providing both excellent views and a place for a picnic in our car.

Speaking of Montgó (as seen in the 3rd photo), Wikipedia says it "is a mountain in eastern Spain which rises to 753 meters (2470 feet) at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. It is the last spur on the Betics Mountain Range and is located in the Marina Alta region in the north of the province of Alicante between the towns of Denia and Jávea. The mountain rises dramatically from the valley floors surrounding it and dominates the skyline for miles around. Its craggy cliffs are home to some of the most unique flora and fauna in Spain. The mountain is renowned for its rock formations, cliffs, caves and natural harbours."

Favorite Dish: As is usual with us on many of our road trips, we had stocked up with a few basic groceries from a supermarket to bring with us in our car so we could stop and prepare sandwiches when and wherever the urge hits us. In this case, we had whole wheat bread, tomatoes, Gouda cheese and mayonnaise for sandwiches and a small cup of wine each as we enjoyed the wide sweeping vista spread out before us. Only one other car stopped briefly during our stay there, so it was a very peaceful spot.

Comparison: least expensive
Directions: Above the eastern side of Javea at the overlook beside the Cap de Sant Antoni lighthouse
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 4
Theme: Grocery Store/Market

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 24, 2009
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