Cap de la Nau (or Cabo de la Nao) literally means 'Cape of the Ship' in Spanish. It is a headland located in the southernmost point of Javea municipality.
Cap de la Nau
The sea and a clean horizon of surprising beauty dominate the landscape of Xàbia. To get the best views, there are no better vantage points than the 15 tourist lookout points (Miradores) at Els Molins, Cap de Sant Antoni, Punta del Castell, Séquia de la Nòria, Cala Blanca, Caletes, Portitxol, L'Illa, La Falzia, Cap Negre, Cap de la Nau, Les Pesqueres, Ambolo, Castell de la Granadella and Granadella cove.
Cap de la Nau (or Cabo de la Nao) literally means 'Cape of the Ship' in Spanish. It is a headland located in the southernmost point of Javea municipality. It is rocky, steep and mostly composed of limestone. The cape marks the southern limit of the Bay of Valencia and points towards the nearby island of Formentera in the Balearic Islands, offering fantastic panoramic views. On a clear day you can even see Ibiza, which are about 90km away. Beneath the headland there is a large cave, known as Cova dels Orgues (or Cueva de los Órganos in Spanish) that can only be approached from the sea.
The beautiful white Cap de la Nau lighthouse was built in 1928 and is located 120 meters over the sea level. There are two restaurants near the lighthouse, where you can enjoy the view while having a drink and a delicious Spanish dish.
If you want to work up an appetite first, you can walk along a selection of easy marked cliff top walking paths on the cape. But there are also more challenging walking paths leading down to the hidden coastal bays in the Cabo de la Nao Nature Reserve, one of the Costa Blanca's largest wilderness areas. It is also a great reserve for bird spotting.