Gandia, Spain, is a beach resort on the northern Costa Blanca with a genuine Spanish orientation, with wide, white sandy beaches and a fascinating town to explore. It is an unspoilt Spanish town where the architecture gives you a genuine insight into old Spanish culture, yet there are all the facilities and parks, and villas of modern standards.
Away from the world-class beaches, the town of Gandia is a lively Spanish town, with some great attractions. The 14th Century Palacio Ducal de los Borja is a major attraction, with tours available every half hour, which is a great way to discover the history of the region surrounding your Gandia holiday accommodation. The tree lined promenade which follows the beach is filled with fountains, cafes and shops, as well as benches from which to rest and watch the world float by.
Playa Nord in Gandia reaches for over 3km from Gandia Sailing Club, and has claims as the best beach in the whole of Spain. The beaches of La Naranja and L’Alqueria are very close to town too, offering a little more space during the peak season of July and August.
Gandia is a rich sporting location too. If you are lucky enough to be staying in a Gandia holiday property or indeed any of the holiday accommodation in Gandia, try to catch a game of Pilota Valenciana, which is played in all the towns and villages surrounding Gandia.
Staying in a Gandia rental villa allows you to get your fix of golf too. The small coastal course is open to the public, and although it is not a full 18 holes, there is a driving range, putting green, pitching green and a couple of restaurants to enjoy.
Valencia is the biggest city in Spain, famous for the beaches at the heart of the city, where sun bathing compliments the swimming and sunbathing from the city centre. The bustling nightlife, city golf courses, cycling routes and wealth of historical monuments means that a day trip from a Gandia villa is an excellent option.
Bunol, the location of the famous annual La Tomatina Festival is also within easy reach of a self catering villa in Gandia should you feel like hurling tomatoes at perfect strangers!
Temperatures during the summer can be incredibly hot, often reaching 40˚C, so many of the Gandia villas have pools. Due to the heat, Gandia beach apartments are in high demand, and rightly so. Winters are very mild, with temperatures staying above 6˚C for the vast majority of the time.
Valencia Airport (VLC) is 60km the front door of a holiday rental villa in Gandia. Accommodation can be reached in 45 minutes from the Airport, which receives a range of daily cheap flights from the UK.