The Sierra Helada mountain range is located between Benidorm, Albir, Altea and since 2005 it has been recognized as a national park. The mountain coast, part of the sea and the three islands includes Sierra Helada. The main attraction of the park is the lighthouse of Albir, which is also an information center where hiking routes of varying complexity converge. Before going on the trail, carefully study the map and take a supply of water with you.
Here you can not only walk, but also swim. Near the rocks under water, divers enjoy a wonderful view of the marine flora and fauna, where you can meet moray eels, octopuses and many bright fish. Sometimes even dolphins swim in these waters. And from the port of Altea and Benidorm there are pleasure boats with a transparent bottom, where you can enjoy the underwater life without diving. The fauna is no less interesting above water – on the rocks gulls, peregrine falcons, and predatory swifts nest and hunt.
The opening hours of the park depend on the season and the day of the week, for example, in the summer it is open from 9:00 to 13:00 from Monday to Friday, but you can come there in the evening only from Wednesday to Saturday. All details are available on the official website, detailed descriptions and maps of walking routes are also located there. It’s easy to find the park, the N-332 highway leads there, and the signs will not let you get lost. Near the entrance to the park there is a free convenient parking.