15 Victoria Terrace
Merseyside L35 0LH

UK: (00) +44 7939896098
Spain: (00) 346969953103
Telephone: 0845 1082209

email: info@costablancahomes.org.uk
Design and Hosting by:


Why you should choose us
Client Request Form

What we can do for you
Who we are
>>back >>more

In 1472 the Moors living in Jalón sent a selection of wines to the Valencian Court and negotiated with traders in Jávea the sale of a product which in time would become the base of Marina Alta's economy: raisins produced in the traditional 'riu-raus'. Jalón's wines belong to the 'denominación de origen' of Alicante and raisins are still produced in small quantities. Today Jalón is the capital of the Pop valley and is a lively city with craft shops, wine cellars, restaurants and other establishments offering a range of services to tourists. Each Saturday a large flea market is held in the area of the Azud that specializes in antique furniture.

areas we cover

Jávea is located in the westernmost point of the Valencia's coastline. Frequent attacks from marauding pirates forced Jávea's inhabitants to settle 2 km from the coast in a walled town - these walls remained standing until 1877. The enclosure formed by the former walls now forms Jávea's historical centre, which is situated around the Gothic Church of San Bartolomé surrounded by whitewashed houses with iron grilles and lintels made out of golden porous 'Tosca' clay. In this area the Ayuntamiento, the Food Market, the Cultural Centre, the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and the Chapel of Santa Ana are all located within easy walking distance. Jávea has a 20 km coastline that stretches from the Cova Tallá to the Cala de la Granadella. There is an interesting mixture of beaches with soft sandy beaches (Arenal beaches), small, shingled beaches bordered by pine trees which are suitable for diving (Granadella beaches), and naturist beaches (Ambolo beaches). There are also small coves: Portichol and La Sardinera. A more traditional Jávea is found inland with orange groves that are protected from the harsh continental climate by the natural barrier formed by Montgó mountain, which extends to the north of Jávea and serves as a border between Jávea and Dénia.

areas we cover

is the smallest village (498 inhabitants) in the Vall de Pop region, situated next to the Jalón River (also called Gorgos) in a fertile valley whose northernmost reaches form the Sierra de Bernia and the Sierra del Castell de la Solana. The village has been traditionally linked to the nearby Jalón, from which it gained its independence. Its economy is based on agriculture, mainly dry-land crops, in particular grapes, oranges and almonds, and the traditional riu-raus (drying houses) once used for drying raisins can still be seen. Wine is also produced and marketed under the 'Vall de Xaló' by the Virgen Pobre cooperative; muscatel wines are a speciality.

areas we cover

Teulada/Moraira Teulada was a village populated by 52 old Christian families and dedicated to growing Muscatel grapes and raisins. The villagers built a beautiful late-Gothic church in honour of the patron saint, St Catalina. Prehistoric man, the Iberians and especially the Moors, all left remains in this coastal area. Teulada became a walled fishing village that was located slightly away from the coast for fear of Berber pirate attacks. Today both agriculture and fishing have given way to the tourism industry. The parish church, the hermitage of the Divina Pastora, the defensive tower, which rises over the Playa de la Ampolla and known as the Moraira Castle, are all architectural features of note. After the green fields covered in vines and riu-raus (traditional drying houses) we arrive at the Port of Moraira, a large tourist centre. Here there is a 8-km coastline with fine sandy beaches and transparent water. The San Vicente Ferrer Cooperative produces excellent award-winning wines with its Teulada grapes, the Marina Alta White and Muscatel.

areas we cover

La Nucia
is an elegant residential zone with 69 housing estates inhabited all year by local and foreign residents, though this has not changed the customs and beauty of this peaceful village. The series of small rises (tossalets) that comprise the district are covered in green pine and fruit trees. The Aixortá and the Aitana provide protection from the cold northern winds and ensure an average annual temperature of 15º C. A good time to visit the village is on Sunday mornings when stalls selling second-hand goods stretch over several kilometres, constituting one of the most impressive markets of the province. Trips can be made to the old washhouse and up the road through the white houses, revealing a peaceful village that still enjoys its old customs.

areas we cover

is located on a small ridge that dominates the Alberca Valley and since Roman times the town has been strategically important - a Roman necropolis has been discovered in the vineyard area. Ondara has traditionally been linked to the Marquesado de Dénia, it also formed part of the brotherhood, was depopulated of its Moorish inhabitants in 1609 and was an Austrian supporter in the War of the Spanish Succession. The old town centre has preserved the higgledy-piggledy appearance of its former Moorish inhabitants. The town economy is mainly agriculture (especially citrus fruits), though as it is a medium-sized town it has provides a good level of services.

>>back >>more