The beautiful region of the Jalon Valley (Vall de Pop), is situated in the north of the province of Alicante (Valencia , Spain) and comprises of the seven mountain towns and villages of Alcalalí, Benichembla, Castell de Castells, Lliber, Murla, Parcent, and Jalon.
This charmingly traditional and breathtakingly scenic region, with it’s backdrop of pine and olive trees, combined with orange groves and vineyards, boasts some of the most outstanding scenery in Spain.
The Jalon Valley is just a short drive from the striking white sandy beaches of Javea, Moraira, Calpe and Altea which are positioned on the northern Costa Blanca region of Spain. The towns of the Jalon Valley are extremely popular with people who do not wish to live on the coast with their frenzy of summer months, instead preferring the harmony, serenity and calm of the valley and it’s surroundings.
The Jalon Valley has been regarded as one of the most beautiful areas of Spain with many of its locations having been declared as areas of natural outstanding beauty by the local Government.
With each season comes a diverse change in colour – February and March for example bring with them the almond blossom with it’s astounding cover of pink and white (see our picture gallery for more information).
The valley is of course also well known as a wine region producing some first-rate wines including the fine sweet white Moscatel, the full bodied reds and subtle, smooth rose wines. It’s famous bodegas are well worth a visit, giving you the opportunity to try before you buy.
The main town of Jalon offers some great shopping and has some fantastic bars and restaurants. It’s a delightful and charming town and the perfect place to witness the traditions and local culture of the real Spain! The famous rastro is held each Saturday alongside the dry river bed, whilst the local market with its array of fresh fruit and veg is held in the main square every Tuesday. Jalon also has a fascinating and exciting local cuisine and is famous for its sausages and pastries.
The Jalon Valley truly is one of Spains best kept secrets!
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Come and discover a thousand stories hidden among the vines, the almond trees and the imposing mountain ranges.