Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Mar y montañas is a two bedroom, two bathroom first floor apartment in the heart of Guadalest with breathtaking panoramic views from both the master bedroom and the living room.
The apartment is only 5 minutes walk away from the centre of the beautiful village of Guadalest with its array of cafes, restaurants, museums and unequalled natural beauty. The village is perched on rocks overlooking the Mediterranean and was strategically used by both Christians and Moors throughout the centuries as a strategic stronghold to protect the Spanish interior from attack from the sea.
The location is ideal for couples and small families looking for a mix of seaside, theme parks, beautiful natural surroundings, walking and of course cycling. The area around Guadalest in freqently used by Cycling Pro Tour teams for mountain training. The climbs aound Guadalest are reglarly featured in the Vuelta Espana Pro Cycling Grand Tour
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Altea 20 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Alicante 85 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors||
Residents have access to a 20 meter square terraced area on the 3rd floor of the apartment which provides breathtaking panoramic views of the village, mountains and the Mediterranean in the near distance.
The 2nd bedroom is small and has 2 beds available.
|Further details outdoors||
There is also a glorious Olympic size swimming pool only 5 minutes walk away, offering light snacks and drinks all day long (please note this is only open throughout July and August) For the kids there is access to a full size 5 a side football pitch adjacent to the pool which is open all year long.
Guadalest is an ideal centre for visiting other attractions and places of interest on the Costa Blanca. Mar y montañas is just 15km, or 15 minutes drive, to the Fontes de Algar waterfalls at Bolulla, that you will see featured on some postcards of the area, and approximately 25km, or 30 mins drive, to the coastal towns of Villajoyosa the home of Spanish chocolate, Benidorm with its beaches and theme parks as well as Altea for the fishing port and boat trips and Calpe for its fascinating rock, the Penon de Ifach plus more beaches and shops. In the other direction at around 25km, or a 30 minute drive, you will arrive at the Aitana Safari Park and further afield, towards Alicante, the spectacular Cuevas de Canalobre.
Travelling north along the coast you will find the safari park at Vergel and caves at Benidoleig along with the towns of Denia, Javea and Moraira. The village of Gata is well known for its wicker goods and here also is a Spanish guitar factory here that you can look around.
Please note that there is £25.00 linen and towel charge.
Rental can be secured by the payment of a 25% Deposit
The Costa Blanca/Valencia region
El Castell de Guadalest, known usually as Guadalest, is a small town in Valencia, in a mountainous part of the comarca of Marina Baixa, in the province of Alicante, Spain. Guadalest covers an area of 16 sq km, and has a population of around 200 inhabitants. Guadalest is approximately 25 kilometres inland from Benidorm along CV-70 road.
El Castell de Guadalest was built during the Moors occupation of Spain in the 12th century. After the Christian re conquest in the 13th century Guadalest still had a very large muslim population and continued thus under the dominion of different Catalan-Aragonese noblemen.
The Costa Blanca is Spain's 'White Coast' and offers theme parks, safari parks, nature reserves, caves, waterfalls, markets, watersports and over 15 golf courses, most of these are within an hours drive. 4 miles of sandy beaches can be found 30 minutes away in Benidorm, along with plenty of entertainment! For more information, details of festivals etc. log onto www.benidorm-spotlight.com, select Costa Blanca and then Guadalest
The apartment is just 100 metres to an array of fine shops, cafes and restaurants.
Approximately 15km from Guadalest is the beauty spot 'Fonts de l'Algar' - beautiful waterfalls with a rocky path alongside to climb up. Great for 'dip' in the beautiful cool spring water when the weather is hot.
Further up, the Callosa Road take the road to the reservoir and and stop and enjoy the views. Further up there is an animal sanctuary, El Arca de Noe (Noah's Ark!) 300mtrs along the main road to Alcoy.
For those keen on cycling the road between Callosa and Guadalest is classed as a Category 2 climb and featured in Stage 9 (Calpe to Alcoy) of the 2009 regularly featured in La Vuelta Espana. Some gradients on the CV-755 near the village reaching 25%. Cycling heaven for the Pro CyclingTeams who train in this area
Local Theme Parks:
Terra Mitica - Alton Towers in the sun! - Finistrat, near Benidorm: www.terramiticapark.com
Terra Natura - Benidorm is a new-generation wildlife park where you can discover the “Zooimmersion” experience. contact with animals of America, Asia and europe: www.terranatura.com
Aqualandia - Water Theme Park - Benidorm: www.aqualandia.net
Festivals in Guadalest:
Festival of San Gregorio
Takes place in the first week of June. This is also called the "Youth Feasts" because the youngsters are in charge of organising the events. During these celebrations sporting activities and street parties take place all around the town.
Fiesta of Our Lady of the Assumption
Take place between the 14th and the 17th of August.
On the first night the festival queen is named. After this, the procession of La Virgen de la Asunción takes place from the Orduña house to the church. The town council offers everyone a drink and the street party begins.
On the second day there is an offering of flowers to the Virgin and a music parade.In the evening there are street parties.
On the third day there is another parade, a mass, and a funfair. At night there are street parties.
On the fourth day there is another parade and a mass in honour of our Virgin. During the afternoon the virgin is taken in procession to the Orduña House.More street parties and a firework display mark the end of the fiesta
Cafes and Restaurants
El Castell de Guadalest offers its visitors a great variety of gastronomy. Traditional food which is very typical of this part of Alicante includes "All i oli" rabbit, filled in peppers, baked vegetables, "L’olleta de blat" and other rice dishes.
Restaurants in and around the town are:
Carretera Callosa-Alcoy Km. 5
Telephone: (+34) 965 880 507
Category: 2 forks. Traditional food: "All i oli", "pisto", BBQ meat, rabbit. 12:30 to 16:30 h. Open every day except Saturdays.
Calle Aitana, 5
Telephone: (+34) 965 885 352
Category: 2 forks. Typical food of la Vall de Guadalest: "olleta de blat", baked lamb, BBQ meat.Open every day from 12 to 17 h
Calle de la Virgen, s/n
Telephone: (+34) 965 885 269
Category: 1 fork. Home made food: "Minxos de dacsa", processed cold meat, "olleta de music", "pilotes de putxero". Open from 12:30 to 16:30 h. Closed Saturdays.
Calle del Sol, 1
Telephone: (+34) 965 885 087
Category: 1 fork. Typical spanish and international food: Baked lamb, "olleta", vegetable paella, garlic spiced chicken, garlic spiced rabbit. Open from 13 to 18 h. Closed Saturdays.
Carretera Callosa-Guadalest Km. 11
Telephone: (+34) 965 885 019
Category: 2 forks. International food, "olleta", rice with rabbit meat and cuttlefish, spinach with prawns, pumpkin filled with seafood, rabbit with chocolate, "chilindrón" lamb. Open from 13 to 16:30 h. Wednesday closed. Thursday to Sunday opened in the evening from 20 to 23 h.
Venta El Salat
Calle Alicante, s/n
Telephone: (+34) 965 885 165
Carretera Callosa-Alcoy Km. 133
Telephone: (+34) 965 885 187
Category: 2 forks. National and international food, baked lamb, gilthead bream and baked bass, barbecue and local food. Congress and conferences up to 100 guests. Open times from 12 to 16 h.
Sunny Side Up
Address: Calle Aixortà, 1
Telephone number: 966 814 633
Category: 1 fork English menu..Open from 10:30 to 18 h. Fridays closed.
Address: Calle Iglesia, 12
Telephone number: 965 885 116
Category: 1 fork. Opening times: from 10 to 20:30 h. Closed Mondays