Tourist activities

Located in La Marina Alta in the province of Alicante, Ondara is one of those places that take you aback time and time again. Start planning a getaway to see all of its historical sites and discover a place that will remain etched on your memory for years to come. 

What to see in Ondara

During your explorations of Ondara centre, make sure you don’t miss the Clock Tower, which is the only part of the old castle that is still standing. The Islamic fortress once dominated the town: in the present-day head to Plaza del Mercado to see the bell tower and clock. Another fascinating building that is well worth seeing is Fuerte House, also known as El Mayorazgo House, which sits on the corner of Dénia and Sol streets.

Not far away is Santa Ana Parish Church, an 18th century place of worship, and Mínimos Convent, which is now the Town Hall. Then there’s the Bullring, which is where lots of local festivals and events take place. All of these sights will get you reaching for your camera. You’ll also want to stop off at the old Llavador, a public wash house that is a reminder of what life was like in yesteryear.

In the outskirts of Ondara, there’s a leafy botanic garden and a number of weirs named El Assut de l’Alberca and El Assut del Molí Nou, both of which date back to the 18th century. These cool places are teeming with life and well worth a visit.

Not far from Ondara you’ll find historically important archaeological sites as well as caves, namely Colom Cave, El Corb Cave and Fosca Cave, from the palaeolithic and neolithic periods. The remains of Pla de la Font, Pujades i Vinyals, are Roman. Most of the findings discovered at the latter are now housed at Dénia’s Archaeological Museum. So how about it? Do you fancy coming to explore this charming municipality?

Cabo de San Antonio Marine Reserve

Diving at Cabo de San Antonio is an experience like no other. Discover more about this spectacular nature reserve.

Cabo de San Antonio marine reserve sits between the municipalities of Dénia and Xàbia/Jávea on the northern Alicante coast. Defined by 150m-high cliffs that fall precipitously into the sparkling Mediterranean, the spectacular scenery will take your breath away.

Underwater, the reserve boasts a diverse topography that is home to a large number of plants that you would expect to find on the rocky coastline, such as coral, gorgonia and meadows of Mediterranean tapeweed. Animals such as langoustine and groupers call the waters their home.

The protected area spans some 900 hectares that is of environmental and scientific interest. The cape also attracts visitors looking to go diving and swimming in the beautiful waters. Both of these activities are permitted as is sailing, provided your boat has no engine, and mooring at the buoys available.

At the easternmost point of the cape there is a fish reserve. The area covers almost all the rocky coves of Les Rotes. In this area, fishing and diving is not permitted unless you have authorisation.

Cova Tallada is another incredible part of Cabo de San Antonio. Located in the cliffs, this great cave with its unique columns is a sight to be seen, particularly from the inside. Given the popularity of the spot, access is regulated to avoid overcrowding. During your time in the nature reserve, make sure you take care of the area to protect it for years to come. It’s up to all of us to play our part.

Mount Montgó Natural Park

The Park, which has an area of 2117 hectares and is located between Dénia and Xàbia, is home to more than 650 SPECIES OF FLORA AND VEGETATION. As for the FAUNA present in the Natural Park, this is intimately linked to these landscape units and to the plant communities that develop in them.

The Dénia Tourist Office is a COLLABORATING INFORMATION POINT (PIC) of the Montgó Natural Park. This means that we offer quality and truthful information regarding the characteristics of the Natural Park, itineraries and activities that take place in it. The PIC is the result of close collaboration between the Ministry of Infrastructure, Territory and Environment and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport with the aim of providing the highest quality in visitor care in the Natural Parks of Valencia Region.

Mariano Benlliure, 6,
03760 Ondara, Alicante
(+34) 965 76 63 13 / 966476767