Marchuquera

Marxuquera/Marchuquera postal code 46728
 
Where is Marchuquera? Located on the Costa Del Azahar just north of Costa Blanca North and it lies just 9km from Gandia City and the stunning family beaches.
Directions from Valencia Airport the main AP7 exit 60 onto the N332 just north of Gandia CV686 towards CV60. One junction on the CV 60 is the exit to Marchuquera.
Directions from Alicante take the AP7 towards Valencia exit junction 61 follow N332 towards Gandia take the CV686 towards CV60. One junction on the CV 60 is the exit to Marchuquera.
Public transport is easy to get from Valencia to Gandia and then a taxi may be needed. A car for this area is recommended.
 
The Area
 
Marchuquera is classed as countryside it is urbanised which means there are street lights and surrounded by beautiful mountains and orange groves which mean the winters are never freezing and the summers are pleasant. The urbanisation is not isolated as there are many locals that live there and have a lovely friendly community meeting for quiz nights and various other activities at the local bars and restaurants. Gandia and the beaches are around 15 minutes away.
 
Places of interest
 
Royal Monastery of Sant Jeroni de Cotalba  Alfauir in a neighbouring village with the building dating back to 1388 it is one of the most prestigious Monasteries in the Valencian region. It is now open to the public through an agreement with the Valencian government.
 
Collegiate Basilica of Santa Maria of Gandia also known as La Seu build started in the 14th Century it is Gothic style and well worth a visit.
 
Borja Palace this is a beautiful example of a palace. It shows the grandeur and simplicity of the lifestyle of the royal Borja’s. There is a full tour of the Borja footsteps of plenty of places to visit and see.
 
Markets 
 
Gandia has a variety of markets throughout the year. Medieval market is normally around the latter part of the year and a great time to go shopping for Christmas presents. They have a typical market on Saturday mornings at the bottom of the Passeo.
 
Restaurants
There are two local restaurants in walking distance of most properties on this urbanisation.
Bar El Coto and Bar Carril with a range of food and beverages, outside seating and inside air conditioning.
 
Other local restaurants include restaurant Moli Canyon  in Potries a beautiful restored building with an abundance of character.
 
If you want a traditional English pub then the White Swan in Ador/Palma de Gandia and another traditional Spanish restaurant is Monte Corona.
 
Tapas galore just head to Gandia either the city or the beach Grau de Gandia.
 
Walking and hiking are two great activities in this area, beautiful mountain walks or a stroll through the orange groves, a great place if you have pets and enjoy the countryside way of life. 
 
Cycling is another big activity in Spain with plenty of cycle routes in and around the region.
 
Water Sports  there is a huge selection of beaches to choose from, Daimus, Grau de Gandia are the closest beaches, jet skiing, wind surfing, dinghy sailing from the marina, kite surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking basically anything you can think of is just 15 minutes’ drive away.
 
Equestrian Centre  around Gandia there are several places to go horse riding or show jumping.
 
Tennis is a popular sport various villages around Marxuquera have sports centres and social clubs.
 
Shopping Gandia is a city and has all the shops expected of a city, indoor shoping complexes with cinemas, Calle Major and streets off have around 800 different shops, Grau de Gandia for beach shopping and on the outskirts are the DIY shops, car showrooms, garden centres basically various industrial estates have everything you need.
 
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.