Whilst the Montgó natural park, monumental vantage point, enjoys the intensive emotional relationship between sea and land, imagination and the capacity for surprise still allow us to discover natural routes, half unknown, above the sea or penetrating into the mountain and exploring the twists and turns of the hills, in search of the best view or the most outstanding combination of colours.
Montgó is the great landmark of Javea. Approaching the area from the national road 332 or the A-7 motorway involves following the line of the rocky outcrop. To climb to its summit, one should take the Javea Denia road. A winding path will be first track for the climb.
Discovering Montgó is an experience which must be enjoyed on foot. The summit, 753 metres high, will always be in sight. Continual changes in vegetation will lead us to the penya Roja, a limestone wall and mid point of the climb. Beyond this point, it is impossible to take in the whole view all at once, from the Peñon de Ifach and the Serra Gelada in the south, to the Segaria mountains and the gulf of Oliva in the north passing through the Coll de Rates and Aitana in the west and the Javea coastline and even the island of Ibiza in the east.
If Montgó dominates the bay, Granadella, the most southern area of the municipality, hides it. It is Javea great natural reserve. This cove, on whose hills stand the ruins of an 18th century castle, can be reached from a turning on the La Nau road. Its spectacular gullies lead to a small beach, at the rear of the cove, which is one of the most privileged scenes of Javea coast.