Dolphins, Cliffs and Ancient Ocher Mines on the Way to Albir’s Lighthouse. Alfaz del Pi. Costa Blanca

The route is featured by its easy access via a paved road and signposted. The car can be parked in a parking lot at the end of the housing estates of Playa del Albir and from there up to the lighthouse. The tour takes approximately 5 km, round trip. The end of the path leads to the lighthouse, which is still in operation and can be visited from 10 am to 13:30 pm Tuesday to Sunday. You can also make use of the first dolphin-spotting telescope to have been installed in the Valencian Community.

albir_lighthouse_costablancaspain.orgBefore you get to the end you go past the cliffs leading down to ocher mines. The Phoenicians were the first who exploited them. Later on, the Romans continued with the extraction. In the 40′s they were re-used by locals until they were abandoned in the seventies. There are two deviations from the Old Lighthouse Road leading down to the Ochre mines. In the first path reddish find several caves where the mineral was extracted, although we recommend better down the second path, in which we find remains of the buildings constructed for the transport of ocher. This place is also very popular with fishermen, as there is a small cove that takes the name of the mine.

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