13 Jun, 2019 @ 15:43
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Javea’s Cova Tallada to become first beach in Valencian Community with restricted visitor access due to tourism pressure

A CAVE in Javea will be the first beach in the Valencian Community to have its access restricted this summer.

Cova Tallada, in the Montgo National Park, will from June 15 until September 30 be open to just 482 visitors per day.

CAVING IN: Environmental pressure from increased pressure led Javea and Denia town halls to put heads together in 2018

Visitor numbers will further be limited to just 71 at any one time in the cave.

Reservations will be made through the Montgo National Park website, confirmed a statement from the Generalitat Valenciana.

Each reservation will also be required 10 days before the intended visit.

The Generalitat statement blamed the increasing pressure of tourism on the ‘environment’ and ‘risk of accidents’ for the unprecedented move.

BEACHY: Cova Tallada is the most popular coastal area of the Montgo Natural Park

Despite involvement by Denia and Javea municipal governments, plans are stalling over who will police the site.

Both town halls have said they cannot send Policia Local to the cave during summer months, according to Spanish press.

The 482 person limit includes 112 visitors by kayak, if the rules can be enforced.

Joshua Parfitt

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