Enjoy our quick guide to El Verger, a small municipal area found northeast of the province of Alicante.
Below we feature an expat interview with Vanessa Crocker-Dean of Hello2Spain who covers the El Verger area.
We asked Vanessa the major advantages of going to El Verger and why people may consider moving into this area of Spain’s Costa Blanca as well as the value for money that they can get.
Where is El Verger?
El Verger is a coastal town a few kilometres from Denia.
How to Get There
From Alicante or Valencia airports, follow the AP7 motorway/autopista to Junction 62. It will be around 1 hour by car.
Public transport is accessible so please ask.
El Verger is a beautiful self-sufficient town with bars, shops, restaurants and just a few kilometres to the stunning beaches.
Are there any beaches nearby?
The beaches are all BLUE FLAG which means they are safe to swim in. You can enjoy a variety of water sports in designated sections such as paddle surfing, kite surfing, surfing, kayaking and canoeing. For the beach lover who likes peace and quiet, there are literally kilometres of sand to sunbathe on.
What are your favourite things to do in the area?
La Sella Golf Course. This golf course is situated at the foot of the Montgo National Park and Mountain. The views are breathtaking from the course with the Mediterranean SEA on one side and the National park on the other.
The course is rated to a high standard with quality certificates and environment standards. It boasts with 27 holes in total designed with three different names all based on types of wind.
Oliva Nova Golf Course has 9 or 18 holes and you can choose which you wish to play. It is designed by world famous Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros. The course is next to the beach situated on a 5-star complex. There is a driving range and professional coaches for lessons which are suitable for all levels.
The MET (Mediterranean Equestrian Tour) 2014 saw the gathering of riding representatives from Germany, France, Spain, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, USA, Portugal, Russia, Turkey, Malaysia, Chile, South Africa and Switzerland, amongst others. All in all, about 350 male and female riders from 44 countries and five continents as well as a total of more than 2,000 horses from the world’s best stables have participated in an intense schedule of international competitions in Show Jumping and Young Horses.
Walking, Hiking and Cycling. The winter months here on this part of Spain are ideal for these activities as the weather is beautiful. Temperatures can still be in the early 20’s during the sunny days and we do get a lot of those. Castle walks, hiking groups and cycle routes are very popular activities in the area. There is a group called the U3A that have these groups look at their website and become a member for just a few euros a year.
El Verger has all the traditional fiestas such as bull running, moors and Christians, burning of the faellas and much more. Just visit the tourist information centre to get more information (www.elverger.es).
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.
Below is a video where you can see some of the notable places in El Verger.
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