Hondon Valley & Costa Blanca South
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Surrounded by Grapes, Almonds and Olives
Hondon de las Nieves and Hondon de los Frailes nest in a beautiful valley growing a wide variety of agricultural delights such as Grapes, Almonds and Olives. It is surrounded by an expanse of stunning mountain views and traditional Spanish countryside. These excellent vistas are a delight in all seasons – just marvel at the changing light and skies. The Hondon Valley is well known for its mild climate and pleasant summer breezes, which is very welcoming in those hot summer months when temperatures rarely fall below 30 degrees. The region enjoys sunshine in excess of 310 days per year, where the air is clean and the pace of life slow… it’s very peaceful and stress free. Love It !!
Hondon Valley Grapes & Almonds Galore!
The area is well known for its Grape Vines, Wine and Almond Groves sometimes called ‘The Valley of the Vines’ . For the ramblers the mountain climb / walks are a superb way of experiencing rural Spain and incredible views.
The village of Hondon de las Nieves has a very attractive (newly renovated) church on the hill. In the square (plaza) below and surrounding streets there are a number of small bars and restaurants, local bakers, butchers, a medical centre, dentist, iron mongers, chemist, banks, optician, solicitor, hairdressers, shoe shop, supermarkets, electrical goods suppliers, petrol station, a post office, school, and a 24 hour shop … all you need really. There is a market twice a week and of course the Wine Bodegas (Try Bodegas Cerda – NEW !!!!) for those very tasty and very inexpensive wines.
Come take a look at the Valley of the Vines, drink the local wine under the bluest of skies and feel the warmth of the Spanish sun on your face ... and you're hooked! We were!!!!
Lots of Traditional Spanish Fiestas
Many Fiestas are held in the village and the Spanish love to party, they also know how to do it well. One Fiesta in August which is a brilliant night is the Medieval Fiesta where there is a Medieval Market and at the end of the night there is a spectacular firework display, which should not to be missed. The decorative street competitions take place which are very colourful, not to mention the amazing costumes worn by the whole family of adults and children.
Hondon & Surrounding Area:
There are many villages and towns to visit too many to list but all within 5 to 20 minutes drive, here are a few to give you a taster of the places to visit around the Hondon Valley.
Hondon de las Frailes is only a 5 minutes drive away, here you can find all local amenities including a private gym, a private Doctor, Physiotherapist, Town hall and a lovely church. Shops include a garden centre, ironmongers (DIY), grocers, tobacconist and a pet shop/vet. And recently a new bar called VientiOcho (28) – recommended for Al fresco Tapas, meals and whiling away the hours – I hear the breakfasts are excellent too !!
Alguena only 15 minutes drive where a local Sunday market is well worth the visit as the Marble Mountain that can be seen from the road into the village is quite amazing.
Aspe, a larger town is approximately 15 minutes drive away with all main amenities available, a large supermarket and market day here is Tuesday and Thursday. This is a very busy place with quite a lot of buildings with character, a central park, a lovely church square and an indoor food market.
Elche is approximately 20 minutes drive and is known as the City of the Palms. It has lovely parks and as the name suggests 1000′s of palm trees almost everywhere! This is also the area where the shoe shops/outlets are in abundance… so if shoes are your thing you are sure to get some here. There is a large modern shopping centre called Al’ Jub with designer shops, children’s shops, jewellers and accessory shops, household shops, pet shops and of course more shoe shops! The centre houses a large food, electrical, clothes and fancy goods supermarket selling almost anything! If you are in need of a drink or a bite to eat then visit the food mall upstairs where there are with many choices of restaurants, bars and fast food bars + a cinema and bowling alley. So there’s plenty to do nearby.
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