At the western end of Sant Joan d’Alacant, you will find Mount Calvari, one of the most unique enclaves in the municipality. This promontory high above the coastal depression constitutes an extraordinary viewpoint from which you can see Camp d’Alacant. From its 101 meters above sea level you can see some of the most important geographical landmarks of the province. The park is conditioned as a recreational area. It has picnic areas to have a picnic and enjoy the views. The vegetation of the area is shrubby and has a pine forest at its southern end.
La Coix Recreational Area
Dry River Bed
La Concepción and Manzaneta Gardens
This wonderful park is located on the Sant Joan sidewalk, in the section belonging to HernÃ¡n CortÃ©s street. Originally the gardens were part of the La Concepción and Manzaneta estates, two beautiful buildings from the 18th century that were conceived as typical homes of the Huerta Alicantina, and which in the 19th century were transformed into bourgeois homes. It is the most picturesque enclave of Sant Joan d’Alacant, thanks to the spectacular nature of the monumental tree specimens, along with the charm of the buildings.
The safeguarding of the Landscape involves the protection of the natural and cultural heritage of the territory, which is why it helps to preserve the identity manifestations of a population. The tree is undoubtedly a cultural symbol and symbol of union between man and nature, and it is common to find centenary specimens of high significance in municipalities due to their great historical, cultural and social value. To raise awareness among the population of Sant Joan d’Alacant, the Catalog of Unique Trees and Shrubs has been created with the aim of alleviating the attacks that this living heritage can suffer.