Make a holiday rental apartment or self-catering villa in Ontinyent, Spain your home away from home
The Spanish town of Ontinyent lies nestled in a valley in the heart of the beautiful Province of Valencia, to southwest of the city of Valencia. The small town is located on the Ontunyent River and surrounded by majestic mountains and valleys farmed with olives, oranges and vines. This area of incredible beauty is an ideal base from which you can explore rural Spain.
Things to do on holiday in Ontinyent, Spain
The lively Spanish town of Ontinyent boasts some of the most spectacular fiestas in Valencia and has a wide variety of bars, restaurants, cinemas and a bowling alley. There are shops where you can beautifully crafted local products such as ceramics, furniture and linen. There are also convenience stores and weekly markets where visitors staying in self-catering villas in Ontinyent can buy food. At shops and restaurants you’ll find a large selection of regional wine, olives and oil. The town itself is home to a remarkable parish church with a lofty square tower, and the Palace of the dukes of Almodovar.
The picturesque, rural location of Ontinyent makes it a superb spot for walking, hiking, horse riding, cycling, painting, photography and bird watching.
If you want to spend time soaking up the Spanish sun the gorgeous Costa Azahar beaches are within driving distance of villas in Ontinyent. You can be enjoying water sports at Oliva beach in just 30 minutes. The lagoon at PouClar is a great place for a picnic. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a round of golf at Oliva Nova Golf Club.
Places to go on holiday in Ontinyent, Spain
Ontinyent villas are conveniently located 50km away from the bustling city of Valencia. Valencia has sizzling nightlife, beautiful beaches and historic monuments such as the Cathedral and Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados. It is also home to a Formula 1 Grand Prix track.
The very messy, legendary La Tamotina festival is held each August in the nearby town of Buñol. If you are renting holiday accommodation in Ontinyent during August this once in a lifetime experience is not to be missed.
Weather in Ontinyent, Spain
Ontinyent enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and cool winters. Its inland location means that temperature variations are more marked than on the coast, with some frost in winter. The average winter temperature is 10°C, while the summer temperatures hovering around 30°C. The rainy season starts in September.
Flights to Ontinyent, Spain
Ontinyent villas are midway between Valencia airport (VLC) and Alicante Airport (ALC), which are 50km away. Ryanair, easyJet and Iberia are just some of the airlines that provide cheap flights from various UK locations to Alicante and Valencia. From the airport you can hire a car and enjoy a scenic drive to your Ontinyent accommodation.