Spain is situated on the South-West of Europe.The country has a total surface area of 505.992 square kilometers and a population about 47,27 million of inhabitants.

ALICANTE

Alicante is located on the East Coast of Spain, beside the Mediterranean.
It´s a beautiful city with great variety in terms of culture, heritage and Nature.

IES Leonardo  Da Vinci

Our High School, The IES Leonardo da Vinci, is located in the North of Alicante, in Virgen del Remedio. We have Secundary School and Vocational Training.
The High School serve over 1.500 students, that have over 100 teachers.
There are 2 buildings, 2 football tracks, 1 basket track, 4 car repair workshops, a gimnasium, a laboratory and a cantine.

 

TABARCA ISLAND
Tabarca is situated at about three miles to the south-east of the Cape of Santa Pola and about eight miles from the city of Alicante, the municipality to which it belongs. It is 2 kilometres long and about 400 meters wide. There is a path going round the island which allows visitors to get to know the place and view the coastal landscape as well as follow the movements of marine birds. Its clear waters, abundant flora and fauna and sea floor, highly valued by diving lovers, were determining factors when it was declared Marine Reserve in 1986.
There is a boat service to the island from the port of Santa Pola and also from Alicante harbour.

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SIERRA MARIOLA
The Serra de Mariola mountain range, located between the counties of L’Alcoià, El Comtat and La Vall d’Albaida, is one of the parts of Valencia where particularly significant environmental, landscape and socio-cultural values all overlap.

Made up mostly of lime materials, the intense tectonic activity has generated a massif with a great variety of topography, which reaches its greatest assertiveness at the north-western end, a sector where the greatest heights are also found, towered over by the 1,389 metres of the emblematic Montcabrer.

The important aquifers of Mariola, recognised as long ago as by botanist Cavanilles, give rise to countless springs and water emergences which are scattered about the whole surface of the mountain range.

Through its long history of occupation and human interaction the different uses made on the natural resources of the range have ended up configuring an outstanding mosaic of ecosystems and landscapes, which synthesise, like few territories in Valencia do, the basic characteristics and peculiarities of the Mediterranean mid-height mountain range, an aspect that has made the Sierra de Mariola a genuine sign of identity for the surrounding villages.


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FONT ROTJA
In l’Alcoià county, between the municipal boundaries of Alcoi and Ibi, you will find the Carrascar de la Font Roja Nature Reserve, one of the best preserved nature areas in Valencian territory. The nature reserve 2298 Ha in size, includes the Menejador mountain range, whose 1356 metre peak is the highest point in the park.

Part of the Bético system, the range has a position and geological history proper to this chain of mountains. The massif consists basically of lime rocks from the Tertiary geological era such as the series of cliffs and rubble zones found under the crest of the Menejador. The stony outcrops and the finer materials, that come from the collapsing cliffs and the other limestone rocks, represent the materials of the Quaternary. Keuper’s marls are the most ancient materials in the park (Triassic period of the secondary age), and come to the surface at the road for access to the Font Roja sanctuary and the Tetuán path.


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THE HOCES OF CABRIEL RIVER

The Hoces del Cabriel Nature Reserve, one of the most  remarkable natural spaces in Valencia, particulary significant for its flora and fauna, countryside, geological characteristics and socio-economic and cultural features connected with the traditional rural  life style is located  in the county of Requena Utiel, between the municipal areas of Villagordo del Cabriel, Venta del Moro and Requena.The nature reserve, covering a surface area of 31, 446 hectares, is based on the Cabriel River as its structural axis and natural boundary between the communities of Castilla la Mancha and Valencia.

The lack of anthropic pressure and the presence of good quality water give this natural area great interest, containing as it does ecosystems of great environmental value, with a large number of curious species. We can see the Aleppo Pine (pinus halepensis), the Holm-oaks (quercus ilex sup) and Valencian Oaks. Morover, we can enjoy taking pictures about the golden eagle  and other birds.


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PEÑÓN DE IFACH

The Peñón de Ifac is a huge calcareous rock with a sheer drop down to the sea from its peak 332 m in height and joined to the mainland by a detritic isthmus.

Since the tunnel crossing one of its walls on the northeastern side was bored out early last century, the visitor can climb up a path to the peak 332 m over sea level, a third order geodesic order.

Around it points of interest include the Calpe Salt works which, according to Jessen, formed a lagoon which in the times of the Greeks stretched from the Rock to the closest mountains. Later on, this was closed off by a strand and filled in with sand carried along by the wind. The lagoon was afterwards converted into salt works, which were abandoned in the 17th century to later be recovered again.az clic aquí para modificar.


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SALINAS OF SANTA POLA

The flora and fauna of Las Salinas de Santa Pola Nature Reserve have adapted to the area’s wetness and high salinity.In this respect, it is worth mentioning the large number of flamingos that gather in the area.