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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

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Fantastic!!!!

5 of 5
Spectacular!!! We were welcomed with a platter of nuts and local wine and beer. We’ve never had so much given to us anywhere else. That’s the owners’ hospitality. We were a group of 4 families and this house was just perfect. We had an excellent stay! We felt so welcome in their home! The pictures don’t justify how lovely the property is in real life. The pool is shaded by some big palm trees. The outdoor kitchen, which was our favorite place to cook is fully equipped for a big group like ours. There is enough seating in the kitchen itself and more than enough seating outside. The rooms were comfy and clean. Cots were provided for our little ones as well as lots of toys, ride ons and floats! You could spend all day at the house. There is more than enough provided for beach days. We were just not prepared for the hot days, so having the pool was fantastic as our adult kids and adults just had a dip all through the day. Carrefour is just around the corner and a midsize mall. The town of Elche is just 10 mins away and Alicante is a 30 minute drive. We were overwhelmed with Spanish hospitality. The owners are so friendly and accomodating, we felt very safe and well hosted. Josè the father and Patricia the daughter did everything possible to make our stay comfortable. We had a bit of a problem with the WiFi and they got another provider and reception was better. We’ve been to many countries as a big group but to be honest José and Patricia surpassed them all. Cannot recommend this house enough!
  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2018

Nice villa. Great pool!!

5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay here. Villa was everything we expected. Very quiet area. With 2 lovely villages on the doorstep containing all the facilities needed. The Urbanization has a great bar/restaurant on site also. The only criticism I have is that it would be great if the owner made sure that there was some bottles of water in the villa so that the first thing you have to do on arrival is not go shopping. Overall we would definitely return
  • Review Submitted: Jul 07, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2018