It’s a five minute drive from the town of Benitachel. Make sure to ask for “la cumbre del sol” and everyone will know which direction to point you towards. It’s another one of the many gorgeous coves that lie along the white coast in Alicante. The water is clean and always very pretty in color. There are parking lots, scuba diving zones, hiking paths, and food and drink stands. It’s definitely a heavenly place in Alicante that has been somewhat protected from mass tourism and urbanism, which has, unfortunately, been a problem throughout Alicante.
To the right of the Cala Moraig, this cave served as a refuge for marine life as well as a water supply for the village in ancient times. It is protected at the entrance with a kind of dam and tiny artificial stairs and has the longest course of water in Spain. We had to try not to slip on the wet rocks by the sea water. If anyone is interested in more information, have a look at this web page: Http :/ / deco.Alc.Upv.Es/cuevasalicante/pdf/moraig-283.Pdf
You reach this place through the northern part of the beach, climbing over the rocks. Here there are several places from where you can jump from a considerable height into the water, but always take care as you need to be sure it is a safe place. My friend Javier and I did not dare because there was no one to ask. You also have the option of following the path and climbing the cliff. This is a little risky though. I speak from experience, because at times I regretted climbing it.
In the southern part of the beach you will find a cave, where many snorkelers and divers enter the sea. You can take a walk inside where you will find another kind of path that takes you to a spectacular natural lookout, where you can see both sides of the beach and other very interesting nooks. It is a beautiful place where I can easily spend an entire morning or afternoon taking pictures or just enjoying the authentic Mediterranean environment and views.
You get there by going on the road towards the beach. It is, without a doubt, a spectacular excursion which should take a few hours if you linger around and savor it.
The views are spectacular and the trail is great. I’d suggest relaxing and going at a leisurely pace, because if you go racing through it, it’ll be over in 25 minutes.
With each step you take, the landscape and views become more incredible. The little information signs put up by the local authorities don’t serve much use and only distract you from the jaw-dropping views. If it’s rainy out or the trail is wet, make sure to be careful and not slip!
Our thinking to visit Poble Nou de Benitachell Cala was mainly see Cala del Moraig and Cova dels Arcs. However, my photographic curiosity led us to this extraordinary viewpoint that we didn't know about. It is at the end of Calle Hernán Cortés just a few hundred meters on the wall of the cave above. Spectacular views: Moraig Creek beneath our feet; in front of us the incredible Morro de Falqui beneath which is the small Testos cove dels which is only accessible by foot and after 400 meter causeway; in the background the incomparable Cabo la Nao with the small island of Ambolo; to our right the vastness of the Mediterranean Sea. The only sad thing about this visit is to observe the destruction of the nature with uncontrolled constructions that have been carried out on all Spanish coasts.