Property in Jalon vary in price as the town is only 18 minutes to the gorgeous beaches of Calpe. Very popular with expats even the local bars have quiz nights, Karaoke, menus in English, and cater for most nationalities. Property prices are a little more expensive as the valley is renowned for beautiful vineyards and fabulous bodegas. Costa Blanca North.
Where is Jalon? Jalon is situated north of Alicante Airport approximately 1 hour’s drive. Easy to get to by car on the main motorway AP7 heading north towards Valencia. Exit junction 63 and take the CV750 to Jalon/Xalo.
There is also a bus from Denia to Jalon which passes through the villages on the way. So you can get a tram from Alicante or bus from Alicante go to Denia and catch the bus to Jalon.
Why is it spelt two ways? Jalon is Castilian and Xalo is Valenciano. There are many road signs with Valenciano on and this does confuse the satellite navigation systems. Such as Calle is a street and then Carrer is also street so when programming your navigation system look out for both.
The Town Jalon is a beautiful picturesque town and only 20 minutes to the coast. Which is why it is such a popular place to be. The town has shops, bars, restaurants, bodegas, banks, doctors, chemists and much more. The old town has typical Spanish narrow streets and most of the countryside properties over look Jalon town as it is in the valley. Jalon Valley is also known as Vall de Pop and is in the valley of Gorgos which means Valley of the cats!
Walking/Hiking is very popular along the valley and you can walk from village to village such as Parcent, Jalon, Benichembla, Murla and many other villages along the way. There is also a walking group in the U3A which is very helpful and they do a guided tour. Other tour operators do work in this valley so well worth shopping around.
Cycling is very popular through this region of Spain as the weather is pretty perfect most of the year. The Valley cycle route goes all the way to Calpe and the other way to Denia. A truly spectacular ride.
Golf Course there are three Golf Courses near Jalon are Javea, Calpe/Benissa, La Sella. In turn.
Javea Golf Course offers a variety of lessons for all abilities, a minimum handicap is normal to play on this course with all the facilities you would expect from a Golf club such as club house, changing rooms, restaurant, putting green, practice area and more.
La Sella Golf Course The golf course was designed by the prolific José María Olazábal in 1991. La Sella is one of the most important courses designed by the double champion of the Masters in Agusta.
Enjoy in Denia a 27-hole round of golf, known internationally for its excellent conditions for playing golf throughout the year. Its 6,289 metres has been played by the top names in European golf.
La Sella Golf has been headquarters of the Peugeot Circuit since 2007 and has hosted national team events and other big events.
It is a wide and varied course, located in an area which is protected. Its design is appropriate for all levels of players.
The 27 holed La Sella Golf Club is surrounded by a Mediterranean ecosystem of woods and mountains and is flanked by the impressive Montgó Natural Park. From every corner of the course you can see different species of olive trees, orange trees and almond trees, which makes this course, along with the pleasant climate, a golfer’s paradise.
Ifach Golf Club well it is more than just a golf club it is a family club with tennis, 9 holes, 18 holes and you can buy shares and go for a relaxing swim after.
Beaches the nearest beach is Calpe which is about 20 minutes by car, the other way is Denia so you have a choice of beaches to go to. You will find your favourite as everybody is different in what they want from a beach. The main thing is all the beaches along this coastline are all Blue Flag Beaches so the water is always clean. Scuba diving, jet skiing, kite surfing, snorkelling, paddle boarding, banana boats or if you want to get away from all that there are plenty of secluded beaches to just enjoy the sun, sea and sand.
Waterparks and Theme Parks. Benidorm has it all, what a great idea go to Benidorm for the day have fun and then drive back to a beautiful un spoilt valley.
Markets Saturday morning is market day where you can buy an abundance of fruit and vegetable for next to nothing. All fresh picked and will last a good week or so if stored correctly.
Lluna Llunera (Valenciano) serving Mediterranean cuisine prices range between 12€-20€.
Tortuga Bar (Turtle Bar) serving International cuisine prices vary depending on what you have. Menu del dia is from 9.95€.
Bar Restaurant Cathy serving home-made Moroccan cuisine.
There are plenty more bars and restaurants to go to, tapas, pizza and much more.
An important part of permanent living in Spain with children, the Lady Elisabeth schools are very popular as they are international and have a very high success rate of passing exams. There is a coach that picks up children from various other towns and takes then to school.