INFORMATION ON THE COVA TALLADA (CUT CAVE)
Cova Tallada is a marine cave located on the northern slope of Cape Sant Antoni, between the municipalities of Dénia and Xàbia.
It is located within the Cape Sant Antoni Marine Reserve, under the influence of the Montgó Natural Park, so it is essential to follow the recommendations of visit and respect the rules. You have access restrictions on certain dates that are convenient to consult.
The cave is formed by a natural part and an artificial part derived from the extraction of crude stone, a calcareous rock that was used for the construction of buildings in the area. It is divided into different rooms, some of them dry, where neither seawater nor sunlight penetrates. In the interior rooms you can see pots that store fresh water drips.
Inside the cave were found lamps from the 11th-12th centuries and an inscription that recorded the visit of spanish King Philip III in 1599.
Its access is difficult, the route is not recommended to people not accustomed to walking in the mountain. The civil responsibility for the visit and the security will be the responsibility of the visitor.
For more information on the route read the FAQ.
AUTHORIZATION IS REQUIRED TO ACCESS
Due to the fragility of the cave and the excessive increase of visitors, access to it has been regulated.
It is necessary to apply for a permit to access both land and sea: 9 to 25 April, 28 April to 5 May, 15 June to 15 October.
Except if you visit the cave in a group with one of the companies authorized by agreement.
The rest of the year is not necessary a permit.