Various cultures have been established on the Peñón de Ifach since ancient times. On the western slope there is evidence of an Iberian settlement, which was abandoned during the Roman era and moved to the bottom of the isthmus. There are also indications that the slopes were occupied during the Middle Ages until the inhabitants descended to the town and created a new walled defense system due to attacks by sea. The Peñón de Ifach was also owned by various individuals until 1987, when it finally became the property of the Generalitat Valenciana, which declared it a Natural Park.