Berber incursions forced to build lookout towers to alert coastal populations.

Situated at a height of 499 m. above sea-level, in the Sierra de Irta its origins seem to date back to the XVI century when Berber raids forced the construction of watchtowers, so that from these vantage points, villages on the coast could be warned against some form of raid, which affected coastal villages with looting and people taken captive for whom high ransoms were asked.

It was constructed on a circular base of 5.5 m. in diameter, and rises up to a height of 8.5 m. Inside you can observe the remains of rooms which could be reached by ladders. From there you can see Peñiscola, Alcalà de Xivert, Torrenostra, Montes del Desierto de las Palmas and of course all of Alcossebre.

It can be reached by the El Pinar road, and by the nearby road which goes to Sta. Lucía y Benet Hermitage, by using the existing path, a pedestrian can cover this route in 45 minutes (2.5km. approximately).

The Cap i Corb tower is to be found in the hamlet of the same name, in the municipality of Alcalà de Xivert. Xivert Castle has a large group of towers which form what is called the alert and lookout network of the castle. Among these, the most well-known was Cap i Corb.

There is information that the commander of the Montesa fray Luis Despuig Order ordered it to build it on 28th April 1427 at the estuary of the San Miguel river next to the coast, in writing before Miguel Villaforta.

It has a quadrangular floor, and a height of 13 metres. It is easy to reach from the Cap i Corb path or the Atall path crossing the river estuary, from this spot, you can enjoy the beaches holding the same name as the tower.