Palmera

Palmera is a municipality in the Valencian Community, Spain. Belonging to the province of Valencia, in the region of La Safor. A very traditional and Spanish town with plenty of amenties.

Where is Palmera and how to get there.

Palmera is very close to Gandia and the town is approximately 5km to the blue flag beaches. From Valencia and Alicante airports follow signs for the AP7/AP70 and exit at junction 61 signposted Oliva. Take the N332 signposted towards Valencia and Palmera is the second town you come to.

By train from Valencia to Gandia and the bus station and train station are at the same location. A short bus ride to Palmera which means that no car is required.

Palmera town has the following facilities.

Local park, swimming pool, junior school, baker, grocery store, various coffee shops and bars, Pharmacy (speaks English), Doctor (speaks English), Repsol petrol station, local supermarkets, Lidl and Family cash (L’Alqueria de Comtessa), larger supermarkets in Oliva, Bellreguard, Gandia and Piles. Garden centre (Bellreguard), Town hall housing local council, police, and post box service. Vets in L’Alqueria de Comtessa (speak English)

History 

With the expulsion of the Moors should be completely depopulated.

During the nineteenth century, after overcoming the crisis of silk and transform its agriculture to the cultivation of oranges, achieving population to double to 458 in 1900. Your local history lacks relevant facts and is immersed in the historical duchy of Gandia, whose manor belonged to desvinculadoras laws of the Cortes of Cadiz in 1814.

Economy
Its richness lies in agriculture, irrigation and all of it a matter of monoculture specialized in the production of citrus. It also has some cattle chains. The property is divided, and accuse the typical plots of land minifundismo Valencia.

Until the 1990s the people lived almost exclusively on orange cultivation. In the early twenty-first development is based on the creation of a resting area for the inhabitants and residents of Gandia. It’s beautiful orange groves are losing importance in favor of an urban wild predator naturalize. Hoy days between the industrial estate and the new residential double the surface of what was the town in the 90s.

Monuments
Parish Church. It is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception.

Local celebrations
Major Festivals. Local festivities in June.

Activities

Cycling a very popular cycle track (Oliva-Gandia)

Beaches Water Sports there are a huge selection of beaches to choose from, Oliva, Piles and Miramar 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. Also there is a yacht club called Club Nautica at Gandia.

Equestrian Centre there are 3 main centres where you can have lessons, a hack out or show jumping.

Tennis courts are located at the local sports centre in Palmera. Next to the swimming pool.

Shopping Gandia is the closest main 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. There are of course closer supermarkets and facilities in immediate neighbouring towns.

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.

New Hospital in Gandia which is just a few kilometres away and has state of the art equipment.