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Parcent    'Paradise between the Mountains'

The traditional Spanish village of Parcent in the Jalón Valley is located in a green and rich landscape with orchards in which almonds, oranges and vines abound.  In the words of Gabriel Miró, who lived in the village and whose house still provides a reminder of his stay, Parcent is a 'Paradise between the Mountains' and it was here that he wrote the book entitled 'Del Vivir'. 

Parcent provides access to the fertile ‘Pop Valle’ and the economy of the village essentially resides in the growing of almonds, olives and oranges. Throughout the spring the valleys are a sea of pink and white blossom.  The famous traditional 'riu-raus' where the raisins were dried can still be seen.  Sun shines for over 300 days of the year.  A charming location for a relaxing holiday, perfect for family holidays.

Mid August, not to be missed, the entire village celebrates the feast of their patron saint, St Lorenzo.  Parcent is in the northern part of the Costa Blanca, where quaint Spanish villages still exist, and is a perfect base to explore the area and numerous fiesta’s throughout the year. The village of Parcent has numerous restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets and all the shopping you need for your holiday. 

     Restaurant at Denia Harbour

The town of Orba is a 10 minute drive, beaches and major coastal towns such as Denia, Javea, Calpe, Moraira are just 20-25 minutes away.  The historic City of Valencia is approximately an hours drive.

Restaurants in Parcent

The unspoilt village of Parcent is a mini gastronomy treat in itself, numerous restaurants from which to choose traditional Spanish or International menus all at excellent prices.  Parcent boasts the best paella restaurant in the area, ‘Lera’, where a 3-course speciality lunch of the house includes a mouth-watering paella, and with a bottle of wine included, costs just 9 Euro’s per person.

                Local Bodega                    Fiesta Time     Parcent ancient wash baths

Paradise between the mountains…

Parcent is also close to the charming villages Alcalalí and Murla.  These  are all traditional villages with their narrow pretty streets and its beautiful surroundings have earned the area the name “paradise between the mountains.”  
There are a number of bars and restaurants and for self catering villas and an excellent small supermarket.   There is a weekly market in Parcent and the large market in Jalón (10 minutes drive) is a must visit along with a trip to the bogedas in the town.  Jalón has a very large ‘Masymas’ supermarket to cater for all your needs.

               Classic Hams        Jalón  Town Church          Denia Indoor Market
Things to do on holiday in Parcent, Spain

         Parcent Church

The Parcent region of the Jalón Valley is a haven for anyone wishing to get out into the great outdoors. There are many miles of walking, mountain biking and horse riding trails throughout the area.   With the bustle of the Costa Blanca seemingly worlds away, the peace of the Jalón Valley is tangible, with visitors able to walk, ride or cycle for many miles with peace and tranquillity.  Bird lovers will be right at home in Parcent, as the bird life in the area is wonderfully rich. The lush peaks of the Jalón Valley are also a haven for mountaineers, climbers and para-gliders.

There are a range of golf courses within easy striking distance from Parcent. There are fifteen courses within an hours drive, including the championship golf course La Sella designed by Jose Maria Olazabal and the Oliva Nova course which was voted the best of all Seve Ballesteros' designed courses.

The local wines produced on the sunny slopes of the Jalón Valley are well worth getting familiar with. Despite their lack of global notoriety, the wines from the area are absolutely delicious and perfectly compliment the hearty local cuisine. The tiny winery in Parcent itself is well worth touring, especially when you consider that this tiny vineyard supplies the Spanish Royal Family with their wine!


Places to visit on holiday in Parcent, Spain

During the heat of the summer, a visit to one of the famous beaches of the Costa Blanca can become tempting.  Luckily, the beaches of  Calpe, Javea, Denia and Moraira can all be reached in 20-30 minutes if you can be tempted away from your private pool with peace and tranquillity.  These resorts are just some on offer with expanses of the finest golden sand... you can find along the Mediterranean Costa Blanca, and as popular tourist resorts, you can find a wealth of entertainment options, numerous water sports centres and an astonishing range of top class restaurants boasting international cuisine from almost every corner of the globe. The nightlife along the Costa Blanca is also hugely entertaining.

Some useful links         Parcent Vines        Narrow Streets
www.costablanca.org Spain Info
www.info-costablanca.com www.cac.es
www.alicante.com www.ownersdirect.co.uk
www.mundomar.es Villas to rent in Spain
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         Interior View of Parcent Church


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