Jalon

 

Jalon / Xalo Tourist Information

Jalon, known as Xaló in Valencian, is a town in the Marina Alta area in the Comunidad Valenciana, Spain. It is located in the The Jalon Valley (also known as Vall de Pop) is situated inland from the coastal towns of Denia, Javea and Moraira.

With some areas on the Costa Blanca coast becoming somewhat built up and overcrowded the Jalon Valley attracts a more discerning visitor and resident who appreciates more of a country feel although the coast and its beautiful beaches are still only 30 minutes drive away.

Xaló is in a Valenciano speaking region. Jalon is the Castillian derivation of its Valenciano name Xálo (pronounced “shallo”). You may see both or either names on road signs but they are the same place.

The Jalon Valley has some of the best scenery in Spain. There are magnificent mountains which surround the plains of olive trees, orange groves, vineyards, raisins and almonds. Peppered in the Jalon Valley are unspoilt villages including Alcalali, Jalon, Lliber and Parcent.

The Jalon Valley is a walkers paradise ranging from a very gentle stroll to a six hour walk around the Sierra Bernia mountains to the south of Jalon. In late January and early February the whole of the Jalon Valley is covered with pink and white almond blossom and is the best time to see it.

The village of Jalon is at the heart of the Jalon Valley. At the Old Square there is a fountain around which there is an open market held on Tuesday mornings. Seen from the square is the famous Jalon Church with its blue dome. Roaming around the many small streets, you will find an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants. Jalon is very famous for its local wines. There are at bodegas (wine cellars) where you can sample the various types before buying.

Within the town, at the Old Square there is a fountain around which there is an open market held on Tuesday mornings. Seen from the square is the famous Jalon Church with its blue dome. Roaming around the many small streets, you will find an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants. Jalon is very famous for its local wines, and there are at bodegas (wine cellars) where you can sample the various types before buying.

Jalon

The Jalon Valley has some of the best scenery in Spain. There are magnificent mountains which surround the plains of olive trees, orange groves, vineyards, raisins and almonds. Within the Valey are the villages Alcalali, Jalon, Lliber and Parcent.

The Jalon Valley is a walkers paradise ranging from a very gentle stroll to a six hour walk around the Sierra Bernia mountains to the south. In late January and early February the whole of the Valley is covered with pink and white almond blossom and is the best time to see it.

There are many urbanisations in the area such as La Solano near Pedreguer, Llosa de Camacho between Pedreguer and Alcalali, Valle del Paraiso, La Almassara, and El Repla near Parcent.

There is also a weekly market / rastro along the river.

 

How to get to Jalon / Xalo

Flying – The best way is to fly to Alicante or Valencia and hire a vehicle from the airport.

The drive upto Xaló from Alicante takes about an hour and a half and one hour 45 minutes from Valencia.

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