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Spain, Monóvar - Real Spain

Inland from the Costa Blanca, in an area called Vinalopó Medio - named after a river called the Vinalopó which runs through the area - lie the towns of Monóvar, Pinoso, La Romana, Aspe and the Hondons. These towns are surrounded by mountains separated by shallow valleys - the mountains rise to at least 1,000m even though the area is only 40-50km from the coast at Alicante.

These towns are still populated mostly by the Spanish, not having given over to ‘foreigners’ from Northern Europe. This area is towards the southern end of Valencia, a semi-autonomous region where the local language is Valenciano (a variety of Catalan) and where many ‘Spanish’ town names have their Valencian equivalent.

As you drive through the area, the sight of so many almond trees, olive trees and vines is breathtaking, especially in January when the almond blossom is at its best. The main industry is growing and processing almonds, olives and vines. These are still harvested by beating the fruit-laden olive or almond branches with sticks, so the fruit falls onto a net placed on the ground around the tree, or grapes being picked by hand. Every village and town has its Bodega – a co-operative which buys the farmers’ grape crops.

The other industry in the area is marble quarrying, which boosts the area’s economy and infra-structure. Marble is quarried, then cut from huge cuboidal blocks of stone into highly polished worktops and flooring, for export around the world.

For the visitor, this is Spain. Not the cosmopolitan night clubs and trendy beach discos which are the same in Aya Napa, Bali, Manchester and the world over (though if you look, you can find these places here), but the Spain of fiestas where the catchy arabesque-ish music, the Catholic Church’s traditional processions, the long lines of Moors And Christians in their fantastic costumes, the fireworks and the all-night dancing (followed at 7am by hot cups of thick chocolate into which you dunk your locally baked biscuits – before going to bed) go hand in hand. It’s the Spain where you are greeted with an ‘Hola’ as you join the end of the queue in the Bank, or as you pass an older Spanish person in the street. It’s the Spain where you go into the butcher’s for six chorizos (spicy sausages), to find that the man serving the older lady is having a long conversation about how little Luis is doing at school, wasn’t it awful that Loli had the flu and couldn’t be Fiesta Queen this year, and had she heard that Raoul and Maria-Carmen are to be married next month, and ... so on. So, you sit and wait in one of the chairs thoughtfully provided. Quick and efficient it may not be, but very soon you begin to wish that everybody did their business in this way, even in London.

Plus golfing, horse-riding, walking, bird-watching, visiting amazing castles, churches, hermit’s cave, museums and historic houses. And, somewhere, a river called the Vinalopó.

Written by Jonathan Trahair - Owner of Property 402513 in Monovar, Spain

    avg/night
    • 4 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Villa #891150vb
    1
    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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      • 4 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 7
      Villa #4250666
      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Chateau / Country House #6511863
        1
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          • 9 BR
          • 8 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 24
          Chateau / Country House #1138173
          2
          Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
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            • 4 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Sleeps 8
            House #6390399
            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              Villa #1996602
              3
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                • 7 BR
                • 7 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 17
                House #2304378
                  • 9 BR
                  • 8 BA
                  • Sleeps 24
                  Chateau / Country House #8129846
                  1
                    avg/night
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    House #8130018
                    Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (7 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Apartment #532129
                      7
                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 3 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Sleeps 7
                        Multiple rentals Chateau / Country House #58419
                        8
                        Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          Villa #1993139
                          1
                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            House #6815282
                            1
                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 2
                              Apartment #6711657
                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                (6 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 8
                                Villa #1795499
                                6
                                Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (14 reviews)
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                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 8
                                  House #10018
                                  14
                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 5 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 10
                                    Villa #1019248
                                    1
                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 5 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 10
                                      Villa #6865361
                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 3
                                        Barn #6524325
                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Villa #6865363
                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Villa #6865359
                                            1
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              House #1154791
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                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                Chalet #6906695
                                                1
                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                  Villa #1764105
                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (4 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 6 BR
                                                    • 4 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                    Villa #1902233
                                                    4
                                                    Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                      (4 reviews)
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                                                      • 7 BR
                                                      • 4 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 14
                                                      Chalet #1856878
                                                      4
                                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 1
                                                        Cottage #1899209
                                                        1
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Villa #1947299
                                                          3
                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Condo #6792046
                                                            1
                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              Chalet #8106652
                                                              1
                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                Villa #8126441
                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Villa #66060
                                                                  5
                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (4 reviews)
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                                                                    • Studio
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Apartment #1273668a
                                                                    4
                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      House #2549673
                                                                      2
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        House #1438270a
                                                                        1
                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Villa #1873951
                                                                          1
                                                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                            (4 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Apartment #6721420
                                                                            4
                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                              (8 reviews)
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                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                              House #8009268
                                                                              8
                                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (10 reviews)
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                House #6648996
                                                                                10
                                                                                Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                  Apartment #6864484
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                    • 6 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                                                    House #4457864
                                                                                    2
                                                                                    Viewed 94 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                      Cottage #6905907
                                                                                      2
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        Villa #6440013
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Bungalow #1632254
                                                                                          1
                                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Very Good! 4/5
                                                                                            (6 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Villa #1528933
                                                                                            6
                                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              Apartment #6833316
                                                                                              1
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                (17 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 14
                                                                                                Villa #50262
                                                                                                17
                                                                                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Villa #8076727
                                                                                                  7
                                                                                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 7 BR
                                                                                                    • 5 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 24
                                                                                                    House #1670613
                                                                                                    5
                                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    Lovely Villa

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Lovely Villa if a little out the way. Karen was very helpful.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                    Great host and amazing flat!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Rafael was very accommodating and provided excellent information very promptly. The flat was very nice and had everything we needed to have a great visit. Highly recommend!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jan 2017