Just a few minutes from the Racó campsite, in the Rincón de Loix, is the southern entrance to the Sierra Helada Natural Park, the first maritime land park in the Valencian Community.
Sierra Helada is a small but rugged mountain range that divides the bays of Benidorm and L’Alfas del Pi. It faces northeast – southeast, from the lighthouse of L’Albir in its northern boundary and the point of L’Escaleta in the south. The eastern slope with its high cliffs over the sea is crowned by the Alt del Governador at 438 m.
In ancient times, the main use of the Sierra Helada was for mining, based on the extraction of ochre. There is evidence of its use since the time of the Phoenicians. This resource was exploited until the middle of the last century. The main remains are found on the way to the lighthouse of L’Albir and in the Cala del tío Ximo.
Its privileged views made it an important watch point to warn of the presence of Berber pirates in the sea, so the watch towers of Punta Lombarda in the North and L’Escalateta in the South were built.
Combining the sea and the mountains has never been so easy. Walking along the paths that will take us to beautiful coves by the sea or will raise us over cliffs more than 300 metres above the Mediterranean, will allow us to combine the sea and the mountains.
More information in the guide to the Sierra Helada Natural Park
It’s never been easier!