Valencia and the La Safor area
La Safor is a fast growing and popular area for the British.
It is situated in the Costa del Azahar (Orange Blossom Coast), which stretches
southwards for 70 miles from Vinaros, North of Valencia to Denia on the
Costa Blanca. La Safor has some of the best Blue Flag beaches in Europe
and statistics show that it has one of the best climates [in the world].
There is an abundant supply of excellent drinking water, thus avoiding the
shortages regularly experienced in some other areas.
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There are 32 town and villages in La Safor set amongst
the vast expanse of orange groves. The countryside is very green compared
to other parts of Spain. The best known towns are Oliva and Gandia. Oliva
has lots of attractions for visitors with its clean beaches and shallow
waters. The Oliva Nautical Club and marina provides moorings and a windsurfing
and sailing school. Oliva Nova Golf Course - an 18 hole golf course designed
by Seve Ballesteros, set next the shore of the Mediterranean.
The historic town of Gandia is the capital of La Safor.
Gandia is a bustling Mediterranean town offering great shopping and countless
bars and restaurants. Gandia has one of the best beaches in the area and
has for many years been a favourite holiday destination for Spanish people.
There is an excellent rail link to Valencia with trains every 30 minutes
and very low fares.
Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and
has been described as "Paris with palm trees". Attractions
include its stunning Victorian railway station, Roman bullring and
its newly opened science park, Aquarium and Planetarium. You can spend
hours shopping in its bustling streets or just relax at one of its
many pavement bars. Valencia has been chosen to host the Americas
Cup in 2007 with the Yacht Club at Gandia co-hosting part of the event.
This is yet another boost for Valencia, Gandia and the La Safor area.
The benefits for the local economy in general and property prices
in particular are expected to be substantial.
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