The Jalon Valley, also known as the "Val de Pop" is a beautiful fertile valley surrounded by the Sierra de Bernia and the Sierra del Forner mountain ranges. The Jalon Valley offers some of the most magnificent scenery in Spain with its landscape of olive and pine trees, orange groves and vineyards. It has several most attractive villages including Jalon, Alcalali, Lliber, Parcent, Murla and Benigembla.
The town of Jalon which along with Alcalali and Parcent has become very popular with British and other Northern European residents.
Jalon itself is only 20 minutes drive from the fabulous beaches of Javea, Moraira and Calpe, and is really seen as the centre of the valley and still less than 90 minutes from both Alicante and Valencia airports with their low cost carriers to the UK and other parts of Europe.
The Jalon Valley is famous for its wine, producing excellent muscatel and some really good full bodies reds. Orange groves and almonds abound. From mid January to the beginning of March the whole valley is a mass of white and pink blossom which is quite spectacular and brings many tourists into the area to ramble through the groves.
Jalon is a charming old town with a plethora of craft shops, wine cellars and restaurants offering cuisine to suit every palate. It is famous for its "rastro" market which takes place every Saturday throughout the year along the banks of the river. Here you will be able to explore the many stallholders offering antique furniture and glassware etc. Then on a Tuesday in the main square in the town the normal weekly market is held.
Also, like all the villages in the area Jalon welcomes both visitors and residents to join them in their many fiestas throughout the year. The valley has simply become a very desirable area for northern Europeans to make their home.
The Jalon Valley enjoys a typical mediterranean climate. Hot during the summer months and temperate most of the winter, as the area is protected from winds coming from the North by the surrounding mountain ranges. It boasts an average of nearly 3000 hours of sunshine per annum with an average temperature easily exceeding 20 degrees centigrade. Also in 1986 the World Health Organisation deemed the climate of the area as one of the most equitable in the world. Not too hot in the summer and not too cold in the winter, with an average of 325 sunny days each year!