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Javea


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There is a unique charm about the tranquil fishing town of Moraira, combining both a sense of timeliness with the opportunity to participate in its choice of activities, such as horse riding, golf and windsurfing. This feeling is unmistakable to the visitor and yet difficult to define in description. Moraira has attracted development of an extremely high quality with no hint of high rise apartment/hotel blocks, and the emphasis is on independent luxury villas providing an idyllic setting for those wanting total peace, and home from home comfort. 
 

Moraira also boasts a significant choice of excellent restaurants at very reasonable prices with the nearby Calpe offering those seeking a more active night life. 


Denia

Renowned for its long sandy beaches, a lofty brooding old castle and 2,500ft of Mount Montgo to climb, Denia offers good facilities for family living and holidays, with some excellent golf courses in the area (La Sella and Oliva Nova), allied to other leisure pursuits such as horse riding, tennis, cycling and walking. Whilst Denia is a large town, it has its old quarter with many small restaurants located on its narrow streets, allied to its bustling tree lined shopping avenues. From the large port of Denia, there are daily ferry services to Ibiza, some 65 miles away. Denia is within easy driving distances of Javea (6 miles) and the smaller fishing port/resort of Moraira (14 miles), whilst the scenic Jalon Valley and Sierra del Ferrer mountains are behind Denia, some 12 miles away (20 minutes), and the larger the tourist attractions of Aqualandia, Mungoland and the recently opened theme park, Terra Mitica, are only 45 minutes drive away (30 miles).


Leisure facilities

Given the topography of this region, it lends itself to a wide range of leisure pursuits and facilities, over and above the more obvious water based sports. These include some excellent golf courses designed by leading Spanish players (S Ballasteros and J Olazabal), along with many horse riding facilities, tennis complexes, hill walking, cycling, bird watching and hunting/shooting. For those less interested in sporting pastimes, there is a great range of shopping experiences from the many local markets with some good quality merchandise available to the many local shops in the towns and cities of Alicante and Valencia.


Local Festivals

 
Throughout the year there are many local festivals and folk celebrations organised over numbers of days in towns and villages - festivals are a 'serious' business and the locals certainly know how to make the most of their traditional customs, with old and young participating with gusto and enthusiasm and offering spectators processions of colourful national dresses, street parties and competitions, allied to many firework displays.

Good examples of the effort that goes into these events can be experienced with the Las Fallas festival during March/April, celebrated by the building of fantastic paper mache scenes during the year leading up to the festival and which are then burnt after the judging. Another of the major festivals celebrated at various times of the year is the Moros y Cristianos (Moors and Christians) with extremely colourful parades involving all ages, together with the dramatic firecrackers and firework displays. 

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