Gata de Gorgos is a small market town located on the northern Costa Blanca close to the popular large seaside resorts of Javea and Denia.
Set inland, Gata is in-between the inland towns of Pedreguer and Teulada.
Many people also want to know information about Gata because they are staying or living on the large urbanisation just outside the village called Gata Residencial.
Where is Gata de Gorgos?
Getting to Gata de Gorgos is easy because the N-322 passes right through the town and you can also easily access the AP-7 autoroute/motorway if you are coming from either Alicante airport or Valencia airport, both are one hours drive away.
Once at the airport you have a range of different airport transfer options to Gata including private shuttle buses, taxis or Gata car hire.
To get a taxi from Alicante airport to Gata de Gorgos costs approximately €135.
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Gata de Gorgos is the place to go if you want to go furniture shopping. It is known for its cane furniture, wicker furniture, American style furniture and beautiful Balinese furnishings and accessories can be found in La Cluse.
If you need to furniture shop for your villa, Gata de Gorgos certainly has it all. Tucan too has a large store. And there is Mico Mobles just to name a few of the popular furniture stores.
The high street is a colourful parade of shops with basket ware, handicrafts and goods filling the streets. Price ranges suit all tastes and wallets. There are also good lamp shops like Lamparas Esteve.
Restaurant wise there is La Tosca Café Bar and the Bar Arraval on the main street of Gata.
Gata de Gorgos has all the usual amenities of a typically Spanish town, a Camp de Futbol, a Masymas supermarket, pharmacies, Cam bank and a tourist office. Even Cath Kidston clothes and accessories can be bought here.
Gata makes a good base for exploring the northern Costa Blanca. You can rent an apartment or villa and yet the closest resort of Javea is only about 5 kilometres away.
Javea is a popular seaside resort at the foot of the Montgo mountain with beautiful beaches, a good promenade with restaurants, bars and beach shops, miradors with amazing views and much much more.
The bigger town of Denia has a beautiful marina, castle and good fast ferry connections to Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca and Formentera, as well as beaches and good shops.
Golfing fans will be able to tee off at the Marriott Resort and Spa with its golf course and driving range just a five minute drive away in the resort of La Sella near La Jara. Javea golf course is also close to Gata.
Gata de Gorgos is situated on the northern Costa Blanca which has superb weather for most of the year.
Certainly in the summertime Gata has little to no rainfall and the majority of days are clear with vivid blue skies. The summer is the time to visit this area as temperatures will be in the twenties if not over thirty degrees Celsius virtually everyday.
Accommodation and Where To Stay – Gata Residencial
The local tourist office offers a service where they can help you find accommodation in Gata de Gorgos. There are Gata de Gorgos hotels, pensions, apart-hotels and hostels. There are lots of Gata de Gorgos rentals with plenty of Gata de Gorgos apartments for rent and Gata de Gorgos villas for rent.
Renting a villa in Gata de Gorgos is easy as there is a large urbanization called Gata Residencial on the hillside over looking the town, with many villas of different sizes and price ranges with pools for rent during the season.
The nearest beaches of Denia and Javea are a mere ten minute drive away.
Real Estate Agents
Whether you’re looking for a place to rent or to stay at permanently, you can take advantage of the services from the real estate agents in Gata de Gorgos who are more than willing to help you in finding your ideal residence.
Moving to Gata de Gorgos
If you are thinking of moving to Gata de Gorgos, then you must read our expat interview with Vanessa Crocker-Dean of Hello2Spain below:
Vanessa, what would you say would be the advantages to living in Gata de Gorgos compared to other Costa Blanca towns?
Gata de Gorgos is situated approximately 1 hour from Alicante and Valencia airports exit Junction 62 off the AP7.
The town Gata de Gorgos is well known for wicker baskets and wicker made furniture. There are some fabulous furniture shops and wicker baskets galore. Apart from wicker, the town is very Spanish with all amenities such as supermarkets, banks, bars, restaurants and is just 15 minutes to the STUNNING BLUE FLAG BEACHES. A beautiful town that gives you a great place to unwind and relax.
Are there many facilities such as doctors and dentists, shops etc?
La Sella Golf Course
The situation of the golf course is at the foot of the Montgo National Park and Mountain; the views are breath-taking from the course with Mediterranean SEA one way and the National park the other.
The course is rated to a high standard with quality certificates and environment standards.
With 27 holes in total designed with three different names all based on types of wind.
La Sella Tennis Club
Players of all ages and levels come here year after year for Tennis holidays. Not only for holidays as many locals are members and play on a regular basis all year round.
Marriott Hotel and Spa
A great place for rest and relaxation, with saunas, Jacuzzi pool, swan necks and various jets to massage your muscles.
The Gym which is fully equipped and you can hire your own personal trainer.
Sunday is market day, the market is held in the poligono part of town which is easily accessed off the N332.
What places of interest can you recommend?
Montgo National Park and Mountain
The lands of Montgó belongs to Dénia, Xàbia and even Gata de Gorgos. The Montgó Nature Park extends among these three municipalities, a protected area of outstanding environmental value, with an area of 2,117 hectares and an altitude of 753 metres above sea level.
What are your favourite things to do in the area?
The Senda del Racó del Bou, the Ruta Amarilla and the route that goes through Cova de l’Aigua or through Cova del Camell are of special interest. If you visit the Nature Park of Montgó, you will see in your path typically Mediterranean plant species such as kermes oak, lavender, maritime fennel and the Valencia rock violet. As far as fauna is concerned, in this protected area are seen birds as the yellow legged or the Audouin seagull, royal owls, kestrels and all types of reptiles, amphibians and mammals.
Can you give us some insider tips to the best bars or restaurants?
The Arenal area of Javea is a thriving beachside resort with an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants. Our favourite for breakfast is the Champagne Bar where the staff are friendly, multilingual and are always pleased to see you. The full English breakfast is just delicious.
Cabo de Nao is a picturesque location with the historical lighthouse at the top, rugged cliff faces and stunning views across the sea. Some beautiful villas can be found amongst the woodland but with easy reach of all amenities.
Old Port is another picturesque location with traditional Spanish streets with bars and restaurants and of course the mooring of smaller yachts and boats.
Vanessa, thank you so much for sharing this information on your experiences in Spain to our readers. If you want to contact her, you can find her details below.
Gata de Gorgos Tourist Information Office (Oficina de Turismo)
Gata de Gorgos Tourist Office
Address: Avenida Marina Alta 14, 03740, Gata de Gorgos, (Alicante – Alacant)
Telephone: +34 965 757 317
Opening Times: Winter, from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 18:00 h. Saturdays from 10:00 to 13:00 h. Summer, from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 13:00 h. and 17:00 to 20:00 h. Saturdays from 10:00 to 13:00 h.
The tourist centre office in Gata de Gorgos can help you will local information such as maps, guides, brochures, help with accommodation and they can answer any questions you have about dates for festivals, fiestas, weather information, transport and airport transfers to Gata de Gorgos.
Below is a video showing one of the many fiestas in Gata.
Gata de Gorgos Map
Below we have an interactive guide and map of Gata de Gorgos for visitors and tourists visiting the town of Gata de Gorgos on the Northern Costa Blanca in Spain.
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