The Cova de l'Aigua de Dénia: where it is, how to get there and what to see
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The Cova de l'Aigua de Dénia: where it is, how to get there and what to see

August 22 from 2023 - 10: 01

The Cova de l'Aigua, or Water Cave in Spanish, is the most popular and most visited cave in Dénia (taking into account that the famous Cova Tallada is in the municipality of Xàbia). The excursion to the Cueva del Agua is an affordable and short-term tour, very frequented by the Dianenses themselves.

Location

El Cartographic Institute of Valencia has prepared this location map of the routes of all the Montgó caves. Marked in yellow, the route to the Cueva del Agua. It is a short route, which is especially worth it for the panoramic views of Dénia.

How to arrive

Within the urban area of ​​Dénia, take the Avenida del Montgó and start going up the Path Pou de la Muntanya. There is a moment when the path deviates to the right, with indications of ascent to Montgó. This new way is called Camino de la Colonia, and leads to a dirt track with a chain where the route to the cave itself begins (PR-CV 152). You can get here by car and park it next to the Pare Pere Hermitage, but it is a journey that you can also perfectly do on foot.

Once you have taken the PR-CV 152 trail, the path to the cave runs parallel to the vertical wall of the mountain and lasts between 30 and 45 minutes.

Features

La Cova de l'Aigua it is on the north face of Montgó, about 350 meters high. If it has recently rained, drops fall from the roof like rain. It has two rooms and a small pond at the bottom. At the entrance there is a Roman inscription dating from 238 AD, unfortunately badly treated.

History

It is known from the remains found that it was already used in Iberian times. Later, the Romans used it as a place of worship, and Arab remains of the Taifa of Dénia and its use as a reservoir have also been found. Some sources suggest that between the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries it had a canalization of mud pipes to supply the population that lived on the slope.

Once we have seen the cave we can return along the same path or continue the circular route through the Cova del Gamell and the Camí de la Colònia.

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  1. Vicente says:

    Remember that in the middle of a Heat Wave and without a Wave, simply in the summer heat, it is advisable not to do any physical activity during the hours of the day with maximum temperatures. If you have to explain why turn off and let's go….
    Why are these types of activities advertised?

  2. Ernesto says:

    Do we really want to turn the Cova de L'Aigua into an amusement park? Perhaps it would be sensible to reconsider the idea of ​​promoting these places, thus avoiding the invasion of crowds. Those truly interested in hiking surely know how to get informed without the need for advertisements.

    Let's stop selling these natural spaces as if they were something new at a fair. We have witnessed the disasters caused by overcrowding, and the last thing we want is for the cave to become a scene for large bottles and wild parties. Let's be serious about conserving natural beauty instead of turning it into a circus.


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