The Jalon Valley is located in Spain’s Northern Costa Blanca, west of the resorts of Denia and Javea and about 90 minutes from Alicante. An ideal rural location this is the perfect destination for those seeking peace and quiet in a beautiful country setting. The Jalon Valley features vibrant
farmland, vineyards, orange and lemon groves, almond, fig and cherry orchards and magnificent mountains. Accommodation here ranges from friendly rural hotels to converted country houses and comfortable smart villas.
The region attracts visitors looking for plenty of outdoor activities in a mild sunny climate. The Jalon Valley is particularly popular with walkers, cyclists and artists who come to paint pictures of the amazing countryside, vineyards and orchards. The region also offers excellent horse riding, fishing, golf and watersports on the coast. Walkers can enjoy the trails in the spectacular Barranco del Inferno Gorge, the amazing open ridge walks in the unspoilt limestone mountains of the Marina Alta, visit the quaint traditional villages of Lliber, Guadalest, Orba, Alcalali and Parcent, and take a welcome break at the beauty spot of Algar Falls. Nature lovers will love the abundance of flora and fauna at Montgo Park near Javea and the Pego marshlands. For the more adventurous who love an adrenal rush there is paragliding and rock climbing in the Coll de Rates Mountains.
The Jalon Valley is an ideal base for visiting the coastal towns of Javea, Altea,Denia and Moraira, all of which are quite traditional with really great beaches, including Blue Flag beaches and secluded little coves. And of course you must visit the sleepy market town of Jalon which is renowned for it’s locally produced honey and cured ham, and sample some wine at the local bodegas (wineries). The Jalon Valley region has many restaurants, cafes and tapas bars where you can sample local specialities like almond pastries, cakes, cured ham, sausages, locally produced honey and local vintages of wine.
The Jalon Valley makes an excellent base for family holidays as there are plenty of attractions in the region to keep everyone happy. The whole family will enjoy trips to Spain’s popular Terra Mitica theme park, Aqualandia, Mundomar and Vergel Safari Park when on their holiday packages to Spain.
The Jalon Valley enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and sunny days throughout the year. To enjoy the outdoors on your cheap package holidays, the best time to visit is in the spring or autumn when the days are warm with between 6 and 9 hours of sunshine a day.