Wednesday, 26 January 2011

A day out on the Costa Blanca

The Jalon Valley

The weather held out and the rain stayed away so we took a drive through the Jalon Valley today. This wonderful piece of Spain is located slightly inland from Denia and Oliva.

There's a group of small villages and towns that nestle against the valley, including Jalon, Parcent, Alcalali and Orba. Each one offers something different.

Driving through the valley is a pleasure; the roads are great considering the rural nature of the area. The road is lined with almond blossom that's just coming to an end. Dotted inbetween are trees laden with ripe oranges and lemons.

As we reach the end of the valley and come within 15km of Benidorm, we took a slight detour from our planned route and visited the Waterfalls of Algar. Known locally as the Fuente de Algar, this has long been a tourist attraction.

Strangely enough, the falls featured on TV last week in the comedy series Benidorm when all the guests took a coach trip there.

We looked hard but couldn't see Madge on her mobility scooter... she had long gone.

We took some stunning photographs which you can see here, and you can watch our short video here.

Our next trip
Weather permitting we will be spending the weekend in Benidorm and reviewing a hotel. Our reports will follow shortly afterwards.

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