Pedreguer

This page is dedicated to Pedreguer tourist information.

While Pedreguer does not have any world famous sights nor is it on the coast, it is a pretty and scenic base from which to enjoy a great holiday on the Costa Blanca with many great tourist attractions nearby.

Where is Pedreguer?

Pedreguer is close to the beaches of Javea and Denia yet it is away from the maddening crowds and so it makes for a good holiday location if you want to enjoy the northern Costa Blanca.

Pedreguer is surrounded by orange groves and vineyards and a trip inland to the Jalon Valley or Orba Valley is highly recommended.

Pedreguer also benefits from being just off the A-7 motorway (autoroute) so Alicante airport to the south or Valencia airport to the north are both just about an hour’s drive. You can easily get to Pedreguer by arranging an airport transfer to Pedreguer. Once at the airport you have a range of different airport transfer options to Pedreguer including private shuttle buses, taxis or Pedreguer car hire.

Pedreguer is the gateway to the beautiful Orba Valley famous for its orange groves. Pedreguer has a sports centre and a culture centre that stages many exhibitions and acts.

In the summer month of July Pedreguer holds fiestas dedicated to Sant Bonaventura with bull-running throughout the town. Pedreguer also hosts the fiestas of Sant Blai and Sant Antoni.

Pedreguer

Pedreguer

What to See and Do

Pedreguer is a typical Spanish market town located at the foot of the Muntanya Gran. The village is surrounded by abundant agricultural farming land on which fruits and vegetables are grown.

The village also specializes in the manufacturing of bags, hats and leather goods.

This is an original village – many of the façades of the houses are painted in vivid colours, which give the village a lively appearance. Try also visiting the neighbouring village of Gata de Gorgos which is famous for it’s wicker furniture shops.

Around the main square we can see some of the most beautiful 19th Century facades as well as “els Porxes”: the market square is covered with Arabic tiles and constructed with cast-iron pillars and wooden beams.

Pedregeur offers visitors the chance to take a walk through the town centre and discover beautiful ancient buildings such as the parish church of Santa Cruz (16th century), inside is the Grenzig organ, made recently by the German master Gerhard Grenzig.

Outside the town centre there is the Sant Blai chapel, from which we can see the Segaria mountain range, the Montgo Nature Park and La Sella with the five star Marriott Hotel with golf course designed by Jose Olazabal.

Driving up to Monte Pedreguer there are many beautiful views. Look out for the “Mirador” signs wherever you go as there is sure to be a spectacular view with great photo opportunities.

From the Mirabarques observation point we can enjoy panoramic views of Pedreguer town, Denia and Javea.

On the hillsides of Pedreguer there are three urbanisations which have spectacular Miradors or views of the Montgo, Gata de Gorgos, Denia, Javea and Ondara.

On the way out of Pedreguer driving in the direction of Alacalali is the urbanisation of Monte Solana while overlooking Pedreguer are the urbanisations of Gata Residencial and Monte Pedreguer.

At the entrance of the road leading to the urbanisations is the restaurant Monroes carvery which specialise in roast dinners and steak. Gata Residencial is still a work in progress with many new villas being built on the hillsides closest to Gata de Gorgos.

Video Below – great views from Monte Pedreguer of the town of Pedreguer, Gata de Gorgos, Gata Residencial and Denia.

Fiestas/Festivals

Part of the Spanish way of life are the fiestas or festivals which everybody looks forward to. Pedreguer is no slouch in the fiesta stakes when it comes to what their town can offer at various times of the year.

Every New Year the festival season begins with Reyes Magos, Cavalcade of the Three Kings. This festival starts on the 5th of January. It is the day that the Spanish traditionally celebrate their Christmas.

On the 17th of January the people of Pedreguer celebrate the Fiestas of San Antonio Abad, with pilgrimage, blessing of animals and popular celebrations.

On the 3rd of February there is a religious festival – the Festival of Sant Blai, with sales of the traditional “porrat”, sport events and concerts.

Pedreguer’s festivities wouldn’t be complete without the annual Carnival which lasts from February 20 – 27 . It includes many Fancy Dress Parades and street dancing, with the burial and “Cremá” (burning) of the Sardine.

During the month of July In honour of San Buenaventura, 10 days as from 15-16 July is the festival of the Moors and Christians with spectacular costumes and music.

For those of you who like to shop, Pedreguer has something to offer everyone. Those who like a bargain can make their way to the Rastro market and car boot held every Sunday. As mentioned before Pedreguer is famous for its leather goods, bags and hats.

Since 2006 there have been two new additional shops that are dear to British hearts. Trotter Brothers which have a fantastic warehouse filled with all the groceries that we all so miss from home as well as Louise’s Lingerie and JML products. For those of you who love Next fashion there is a small scale warehouse called the N2N, the N2N has Next clothing, furniture and household bric a brac.

Every Sunday there is the popular Pedreguer Rastro, a sort of flea maket on the industrial estate to the north of Jávea & Dénia on Spain’s Costa Blanca – see video below (the music may drive you mad!):


Moving to Pedreguer

If you are thinking of moving to Pedreguer, then you must read our expat interview with Vanessa Crocker-Dean of Hello2Spain below:

Vanessa, can you tell how us to get to Pedreguer?

Pedreguer is situated approximately 1 hour drive from Alicante and Valencia Airports.

The main AP7 motorway junction 62 which is the Denia/Javea/Ondara turn off if you head towards Pedreguer on the CV-724.

Denia is the main coastal town which is around a 15 minutes’ drive and all water sports, scuba diving, paddle boarding, wind surfing and kite surfing can be found. The beaches are all BLUE FLAG which means the water and beaches are safe for swimming in and due to the Mediterranean sea the waters are shallow so popular with families.

By bus from Alicante you can get to Denia and a connecting bus to Pedreguer. Pedreguer has a bus that will take you to Denia if you fancy a day on the beach and not driving.

Tram from Alicante to Denia, the tram is cheap and a very picturesque way to travel up the coast, this way you can take in all the views. From Denia you can then catch a bus to Pedreguer.

Taxi from the airport can be expensive however there are taxis that are much cheaper when you get to know people in the town.

What popular places of interest can we find in Pedreguer?

Around the main square we can see some of the most beautiful 19th Century facades as well as “els Porxes”: the market square is covered with Arabic tiles and constructed with cast-iron pillars and wooden beams.

Pedregeur offers visitors the chance to take a walk through the town centre and discover beautiful ancient buildings such as the parish church of Santa Cruz (16th century), inside is the Grenzig organ, made recently by the German master Gerhard Grenzig.

Outside the town centre there is the Sant Blai chapel, from which we can see the Segaria mountain range, the Montgo Nature Park and La Sella with the five star Marriott Hotel with golf course designed by Jose Olazabal.

Pedreguer town has everything that you need doctors, chemists, vets, supermarkets, electrical shops, bars and beautiful restaurants, schools, dentists, butchers if you need something you will find it if not just ask.

Rastro Market

Sunday is market day, the market is held in the poligono part of town which is easily accessed off the N332 this is the coast road that runs parallel with the AP7. People flock from all over the Costa Blanca and Costa Valencia, the market has an abundance of fruit and vegetable in fact we get bags of them for a few euros. Various other market stalls and Rastro stalls. A large selection of shopping for everyone.

Can you give us some insider tips to the best bars or restaurants?

Taberna Antigua which serves the most exquisite of food and the owners have real pride in what they serve.

Restaurant Armells. This is a typical Spanish family run restaurant, Nan, mum, dad and the son all hands on here. They welcome you anytime of the day morning through to dinner time; if it is 4.30pm and they are there they will cook and serve. The best steak I have eaten here on the Costa Blanca North reasonably priced.

When do the people celebrate the town’s fiestas?

JANUARY
The Three Kings – Procession and distribution of presents to the children.

JANUARY
Fiesta of San Antonio – Processions and blessing of animals.

FEBRUARY
Fiesta of San Blas – Firework displays, procession and dancing.

EASTER – Throughout Spain the week of Easter (Semana Santa) is celebrated with somber religious processions, usually entailing an effigy of Jesus on the Cross being carried through the streets followed by mourners wearing black and carrying candles. Spaniards of all ages take part and one cannot help being struck by the sense of community and dedication to tradition that the celebrations reflect.

JULY
Fiesta of San Buenaventura – BULL-RUNNING – The famous bull running event is held in many towns at different times of the year all over Spain. Large, generally aggressive bulls are let loose in designated streets to chase after those who think they are fast enough to jump out of their way, run behind the many wooden barricades or into the steel cages set up for their protection, before they get gored. Not for the faint hearted, and definitely best left to those with more experience as it is not as easy as it looks. The bulls are very fast and many people – usually foreigners – get hurt, and occasionally killed each year due to them tripping and falling before they manage to get to safety. These bulls have large horns, and will attack through fear. Hundreds of people attend the events, sitting upon makeshift platforms above the streets or standing within the steel cages. It can become rather noisy with everyone shouting and jeering at the bulls who naturally feel trapped and we all know how a cornered wild animal reacts to this kind of situation.

What are your favourite things to do in the area?

Golf

The golf course was designed by the prolific José María Olazábal in 1991. La Sella is one of the most important courses designed by the double champion of the Masters in Agusta.

Enjoy in Denia a 27-hole round of golf, known internationally for its excellent conditions for playing golf throughout the year. Its 6,289 metres has been played by the top names in European golf.

Tennis

La Sella boasts 6 international standard clay courts and 2 astro tennis courts. Coaching is available in English and various other languages and for all standards.

Community Sports Centre with various activities such as football, basketball, tennis, community swimming pool and other activities advertised on the notice board.

Equestrian Centres

There are various equestrian centres the main one in Pedreguer is on La Sella Urbanisation, various abilities; horse riding lessons and hacks out are available here.

Hiking/Walking

The town has spent a lot of money over the last few years reopening walking routes in various places. The main walk in Pedreguer is past the Ermita and this walk can take you all the way through to the Jalon Valley. There are easy walks and more difficult walks. Montgo National Park and Mountain have various routes and they are all marked out according to easy or difficult.

What urbanisations are there and can you describe each one and how they might differ from each other?

There are 3 main urbanisations that come under the town of Pedreguer and here they are:

La Sella this is where you can find the Golf Course, Tennis Club and Equestrian Centre. There are communal charges for most of the properties on this urbanisation with the exception of a few villas that benefit from all the facilities and have no financial commitment. This urbanisation has 24 hour security, mini supermarket, internet shop and most of the properties here have views of some sort, some have the SEA, some have the National Montgo Mountain, some apartment have views the swimming pool. Most sections of this urbanisation have a communal pool within each section so not one pool is ever over crowded.

Monte Solana is just a few milometers from the main town of Pedreguer so this benefits from all the amenities on the door step, a beautiful town with an abundance of restaurants, bars, community sports facilities and a few minutes’ drive from the bodega where you can buy wine for around 1,00€ for a litre. This is cheap and the quality is also very good. The other restaurants along this road are very popular with the locals and the expats so a good variety of cuisine.

Monte Pedreguer is a few minutes’ drive form town but is also situated in the middle of Denia and Javea. There is a restaurant called Monroes Carvery which is open daily and serves mainly British food, such as Sunday roast dinners, fish and chips, pie and a pint and pretty much most things as a Brit you can think of.

Pedreguer Town self-explanatory really these are properties located in the town and as the town is nestled on the bottom of a mountain there are no real steep inclines so getting around is much easier that other towns.

Campo/ Countryside these are properties in the countryside normally surrounded by orange groves usually all on one level with views up to the mountains rather than down to the valley.

Vanessa, thank you so much for sharing this information on your experiences in Spain to our readers and for sending over the lovely photos. If you want to contact her, you can find her details below.

Hello2Spain logo, biggerHello2Spain

Marques de Campo, 6, 03700 Denia
Tel. +34 672 208 879
Email: info@hello2spain.com
Website: www.hello2spain.com

 

 


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