Jalón Valley
Locally known as the Vall de Pop (high valley), the Jalón Valley is one of the most beautiful places to visit on the Costa Blanca. With its mixture of traditional Spanish culture, combined with a hint of modern living, the Jalón Valley is the perfect place to base your holiday accommodation on the Costa Blanca.

The Jalón Valley is surrounded by the spectacular breathtaking Bernia and Solana mountains, which from every room in Casa de Libertad offer a different view. The valley officially runs from Benissa to Parcent, and includes the small towns of Jalón, Llíber and Alcalalí. Each has its own individual character, yet all three are only within minutes of each other.

Travel through the Jalón Valley during February and the
unforgettable sight of pink and white almond blossom will
greet you from almost every angle. Visit in early September and you won’t fail to miss the local farmers gathering their grapes from the vines of the valley. The grapes from the Jalón Valley are used to make the famous mistela and muscatel wines of the region. A trip to one of the bodegas (wine cellars), is a must on your holiday to the Jalón Valley, to sample and purchase a few bottles of the locally made wine. From November through to March the orange and lemon trees are laden with delicious fruits. This abundance of fresh fruit is
often sold by the roadside extremely cheaply.

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There are a variety of things to see and do, all within easy reach of Jalón, to make your holiday on the Costa Blanca one
to remember. Below is a list of the main attractions on the
Costa Blanca, which we can advise you on. We also know
plenty of the Jalón Valley’s best kept secrets, from isolated
restaurants serving traditional Spanish food at excellent
prices to walks taking in spectacular scenery to where to do
the best shopping.

Terra Mitica
For a truly thrilling and fun experience you can’t miss a trip to
Terra Mitica near Benidorm. This is a theme park at its best,
with some of the most daring rides in Europe. But you don’t
have to enjoy roller coasters and vertical drops to have fun
at Terra Mitica. There are over 35 shows every day, including
a circus, myths and legends of the Mediterranean and pirates.
There are plenty of shops and restaurants and if you can’t do
it all in one day you can buy a season ticket so you can go
back again and again at a discounted price.

Where: Direct exit, nr. 65A from motorway A7 to Terra Mitica
Contact: 902 02 02 20
Website: www.terramiticapark.com


Mundomar
A great theme park located outside Benidorm, containing
marine and exotic animals. See the dolphins and sea lions,
penguins and many other species. There’s a children’s park
and plenty to do for all ages.

Where: Sierra Helada s/n, Rincón de Loix, Benidorm
Contact: 96 586 01 00
Website: www.mundomar.es


Aitana Safari Park
Zebras, giraffes, parrots, lions, exotic birds, hippos, tigers
and many more both popular and rare species of animals of
the world can be seen at Aitana Safari Park. This is superb
location for a great day out for all the family: there’s a
restaurant, picnic area and children’s play area. Situated on
the outskirts of Benidorm, just past Villajoyosa, visit the
website for directions.

Where: Outskirts of Benidorm
Website: www.safariaitana.com


Parcent Adventure Park
For an unforgettable day in the forests of Parcent visit Vital
Parcentre. There are rope ladders, paths through the trees,
circuits for both older and younger children, climbs, in fact
everything that an active child enjoys. Routes are supervised
and safety equipment is worn. You need to book beforehand.

Where: Parcent
Contact: 625 408 403
Website: www.vitalparcentre.com


Aqualandia

If getting wet is your thing, Aqualandia water park, near
Benidorm is the place to spend a day. There are numerous
water rides (from gentle to daring!), swimming pools, areas
for toddlers, fountains, rides, sunbathing and picnic areas.
And you don’t have to enjoy water – there are plenty of
places to relax and read your book while the rest of the family
soak themselves!

Where: Sierra Helada, s/n 03503, Benidorm
Contact: 96 586 0100
Website: www.aqualandia.net


Fun & Quads
Quad biking, bicycle rental, buggy excursions, guided
kayaking …. there’s plenty of action at Fun and Quads.
Whether you want a relaxing cycle through the beautiful Costa
Blanca countryside or a fun-packed day of adventure, there’s
something for everyone. You can also hire scooters and
motorbikes. Located in Denia.

Where: Consolat del Mar, 9 Denia
Contact: 96 578 72 28
Website: www.funquads.com


The Rock of Ifach
Rising 332m out of the sea at Calpe, the Rock of Ifach can be
seen for miles on the Costa Blanca coastline. The rock is a
protected nature park yet you are allowed to walk to the top
along the set paths. As you walk you’ll enjoy the many
protected species of plants, wildlife and seabirds that make
their home here. It’s quite a steep walk, so allow about 3 – 4
hours, but once you reach the summit the views are
spectacular. You can also take an easier route through a short
tunnel, which still gives fantastic views.

Where: Calpe
Website: www.calpe.es


Algar Waterfalls
This beauty spot is a must for a day out on the Costa Blanca.
The natural water falls of Algar are being protected and
preserved to maintain their original environment. You can swim
and jump into many of the natural rock pools along the path
of the falls, for a really refreshing dip. Follow the path to the
top where you’ll find a shop and a Mediterranean spice garden.
When you reach the top you can stop and picnic, have a
barbecue, or simply sit and relax and enjoy the waterfalls.
There are also toilets and showers in this area.

Where: Les Fonts d'Algar, Callosa d'En Sarria
Contact: 96 597 21 29


These are only a handful of places to visit. We can advise you on plenty of others, from the cities of Valencia and Alicante to the traditional Spanish villages nestled in this beautiful part of Spain. We look forward to welcoming you
to the Jalón Valley ….


Jalón – once seen never forgotten ….
As you enter the Jalón Valley from the town of Benissa you’ll be greeted by the overwhelming beautiful scenery. The mountains lie on each side of the valley, and constantly change in appearance as the light hits them. At sunrise and sunset the mountains are pink in appearance, and on a moonlit night they glisten in the darkness.

The valley has plenty of beautiful walks, from a gentle stroll to the more challenging. Ask at the tourist information office in the main car park by the river for more information.

Jalón (Xaló)
Since 2008 Jalón has been officially known as Xaló (pronounced ‘Sha-low’). This is the local Valenciano name for Jalón. The main language in the Jalón Valley is Valenciano, which is a local language spoken by most local people that live in the valley. However, you’ll get the chance to practise your Castellano on your holiday to Jalón, as everyone also speaks the main Spanish language, and will be only too pleased to speak Spanish with you.

Jalón – out and about
The town is a mix of both old and new. The modern square
of Las Ocas, with its trendy bar, and couple of modern shops, children’s playground and outside seating area is a contrast to the traditional main Plaza, where the famous blue roofed Jalón church can be found. A stroll through the narrow Spanish streets will uncover plenty of small shops where daily life takes place. There are butchers (for the famous Spanish chorizo and embutidos – a type of Spanish sausage), bakers selling fresh bread and cakes, vegetable shops for freshly picked produce, and newsagents and tobacco shops.

The local market takes place on a Tuesday morning, where you can find a delightful array of Spanish food, clothes and souvenirs. On a Saturday morning the Rastro (flea market),
is held alongside the river bed, and draws crowds from miles around. You can buy shoes, bags, clothes, antiques, plants, jewellery and many other local artifacts.

There are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from,
serving a mouth-watering selection of Mediterranean food
and tapas, and of course plenty of delicious Spanish wines.

Jalón – a real taste of Spain
People are friendly and will always be happy to stop and chat. This is the perfect place to try out your Spanish. Jalón is a town of many nationalities, including English, German, Dutch, French, South African and Moroccan. Many foreigners have made their homes here, and live happily amongst the Spanish.

Visit Jalón in August and take part in the fiestas – the Spanish excuse to party. This is a fantastic experience for all the family, and includes activities for children, street parties, processions, outdoor dining on every street, fireworks, music and dancing.

Jalón is only a short drive from the beach resorts of Calpe,
Moraira and Javea. All of which have a wide selection of
bars and restaurants, clean sandy beaches and plenty to
do for children.

The town is a short walk from Casa de Libertad -
perfect if you don’t want to take the car.