Pego

Where is Pego? Pego is on the Costa Blanca North and 25 minutes inland from the stunning BLUE FLAG BEACHES.

From Alicante Airport follow the AP7 towards Valencia and exit junction 62 follow the N332 towards Valencia and exit at the CV700 which will take you to Pego.

From Valencia Airport follow the AP7 towards Alicante and exit junction 62 follow the N332 towards Valencia and exit at the CV700 which will take you to Pego.

For public transport please ask for more details.

About Pego the town is self-sufficient with bars, restaurants, supermarkets, fiestas, schools, banks, chemists, community swimming pool, tennis club, sports centre, tourist information Pego.

History 

Arciprestal Church of Our Lady of the Assumption (16th century) built in the Renaissance style, built on the ruins of an earlier church, the Chapel of Ecce Homo (18th century) in the Baroque style and designed by the Valencian architect Fray Francisco Cabezas, the Church of the Sagrada Família, the hermitage of San José (19th century), the hermitage of San Miguel (17th century), the Castillo de Ambra (Castle Ambra) thought to originate from the early 13th century and the Parque Natural de la Marjal de Pego-Oliva (Natural Park of the Pego-Oliva Marshes).

Culture
Pego celebrates a number of fiestas and festivals throughout the year and these include the Moors and Christians (late June), Porrat de Sant Antoni del Porquet (January), Carnival and the Pinyata (burial of the sardine).
Some typical local dishes include "Crosta" (rice baked in the oven with pork parts), botifarra (blood and onion sausage), chick peas and beaten eggs (baked on top at the end), "arros caldos" (soupy rice with beans, turnips, chicken, and pork) and paella with land snails and rabbit and many other varieties of paella. Tapas such as "pichinettes" (colorful tiny freshly caught clams’ sautéed in EVO with tomato, onion and lemon). "Caragols" land snails sautéed in tomato, tortilla shells with various speciality fillings such as tiny shrimp from the local river.

Market

Thursday is market day in Pego, the square and surrounding streets are full of stalls selling all sorts of things from new leather goods to second hand books. Fresh fruit and vegetables are in abundance, bags of fresh produce for a few euros.

Monte Pego

Is an urbanisation that comes under Pego, this urbanisation has street lights, tarmac roads and most of the villas and other properties have either amazing coastline views or valley and mountain views. Overlooking the Marjal National park which is a nature reserve that cannot be built on means that the views of the coastline will not be taken away. There are several restaurants, Swiss, snacks and coffee shops, tennis courts and the people are really friendly. With mixed nationalities German, French, English, Spanish, Dutch and many more.

Pego Town

The town has a variety of property, modern apartments, old town houses and on the outskirts villas. This is a popular place for tourists and there are several B&B’s around to help you get a feel for the town.

Golf Courses

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.

Or La Sella Golf course near Denia, both are to be of very good standard and quality.

Beaches

Depending on where you buy in Pego will depend on the nearest beach. 

Monte Pego the nearest beach is Les Marines on the outskirts of Denia, these beaches are about 15-20-minute drive.

International School

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.

Local sports cenre has tennis courts, outdoor swimming pool and if you need to know anymore information there is a local tourist information centre.