Real De Gandia
Where is real de Gandia?
Approximately 50 minutes south of Valencia and 1 hour 20 minutes north of Alicante. Real de Gandia is just west of the city of Gandia and is easily accessed by public transport from Valencia a train to Gandia and then a bus from the station. Or by car following the AP7 and exiting at junction 61 signposted Oliva.
A very pretty town and quite busy with all the traditional fiestas and celebrations, yet with a friendly feel to the town.
Local bars and restaurants serving traditional tapas and local beers. Many of the locals will go for breakfast around 11.00 for toastada and a brandy or beer.
The local sports centre has a community pool open in the summer months and of course with a little bar and restaurant serving snacks.
Town hall is modern and stylish and they provide various services such as Spanish lessons and of course they are great within the community.
There are two churches in Real de Gandia. Parroquia de la Visitacion de Nuestra Senora and Buenavista Hermanitas de San Jose.
Real de Gandia has an array of orange groves, mountains and valleys, yet just 5 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Beaches are around a 10-minute drive they are Miramar and Daimus, both are award winning blue flag beaches with a promenade that runs up to Gandia the main local city.
Gandia is a good size city for clothes, boutiques, shoes and general shopping with the pretty streets winding though the historical city passing the Borja Palaca, College of the Borja, stunning cathedral and many more attractions.
Cycling is a very active sport in Spain and as the coastline is fairly flat with plenty of cycle routes to explore or for the more adventurous mountain biking through the mountain tracks is probably more of a thrill. Either way the outdoor way of life is very pleasant.
Golf courses, Gandia has a golf course just 2km from the city and then going south is Oliva Nova.