L'Alqueria de la Comtessa

L'Alqueria de la Comtessa/ Alquería de la Condesa is a traditional Spanish Village with a population of just 1500 based on figures in 2011 and is located just one hour’s drive from Alicante and Valencia Airports. The nearest city is Gandia just a few kilometres away.

How to get there: From either airport follow the AP7 and exit Junction 61. Follow the N332 towards Valencia and the first town is L’Alqueria de la Comtessa. BEWARE it has signs in Valencian.

The village has all amenities which include bakers, butchers, hairdressers, banks, bars, beauty salons, mini markets, doctors’ post office and much more.

The main meeting point is the village square which has been reformed recently making this a pleasant place to meet and have a drink.

Beaches

There are many different beaches in the local area all within a few minutes in the car.

Piles, Bellreguard, Miramar, Oliva, Daimus they all offer golden sand and a variation of water sports.

Golf Course  Oliva Nova Golf Course has 9 or 18 holes and you can choose which you wish to play, designed by world famous Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros. The course is next to the beach situated on a 5 star complex, there is a driving range, professional coaches for lessons for all abilities.

Walking, Hiking and cycling the winter months here in Spain are ideal for these activities as the weather is beautiful temperatures can still be in the early 20’s during the sunny days and we do get a lot of those. Castle walks, hiking groups, and cycle routes the area is very popular for these activities. There is a group called the U3A that have these groups look at their website and become a member for just a few euros a year.

Market

Oliva is just a couple of kilometres away and has a busy market on a Friday morning selling an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables. Other bargains, such as clothes and gifts are also on sale. Cheap sacks of Oranges and Lemons which are locally grown are a must to buy after all this is the Orange Blossom Coast Costa Azahar!

Festivals and Events

ENERO: SAN ANTONIOJANUARY: SAN ANTONIO

MARZO: LAS FALLASMARCH: THE FAILURE

JUNIO-JULIO: FIESTAS PATRONALESJUNE-JULY: FESTIVITIES

AGOSTO: FIESTAS EN LA CALLEAUGUST: STREET PARTY

SEPTIEMBRE: FIESTAS EN HONOR A LOS SANTOS DE LA PIEDRASEPTEMBER: FESTIVITIES IN HONOUR OF THE HOLY STONE

SEPTIEMBRE: MOROS Y CRISTIANOS DE L'ALQUERIA DE LA COMTESSASEPTEMBER: MOORS AND CHRISTIANS OF THE Comtessa L'ALQUERIA En este pueblo no paramos un momento.

OCTUBRE: FESTIVIDAD 9 DE OCTUBRE, DÍA DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANAOCTOBER: 9 OCTOBER FESTIVAL, DAY OF THE REGION

International Schools

There are several schools in and around the area but the nearest International School is the British School Gandia which offers the following:

Complete language immersion from Pre-Nursery to Year 13 (0 to 18 years of age)

Personal and individualized education, with continuous supervision and curricular adaptation to each pupil’s needs.

A comprehensive education which covers learning in all curricular and extra-curricular subject areas designed for artistic and physical development: judo, ballet, tennis, violin, etc.

Teaching values that are reflected in our pupil’s behaviour and attitude.

Continuous contact with our pupils’ parents, informing them of all aspects relevant to their child’s education.