A map of Oliva, a municipality in the Safor area in the Valencian Community, Spain.
Oliva Town Map
Fiestas in Oliva. Oliva Fiestas.
Oliva has one of the provinces biggest and most colourful Moor and Christian Festivals in the province. Oliva celebrates its festival of Moors and Christians during July.
One of the most distinguished acts of the festive week is the ‘Day of the Entry’ which is celebrated on the Friday. The captains, ambassadors and standard-bearers, along with other festive protagonists, parade in sensational costumes, and provide an exceptional spectacle of colour and music. Later the disembarkation is represented with the landing of the Moorish Emissary whilst the Christians wait on the coast where the
battle is interpreted with fireworks. On Saturday evening a curious spectacle takes place, a living chess game is disputed between the two armies. The last of the representations is the "Reconquest of the Castle" on behalf of the Christians who fight to re-conquer the castle. The struggles finish on Sunday with the ‘Day of the Brotherhood’ and a great parade.
Fiestas of the Cristo de San Roque The fiestas of the Cristo de San Roque have been celebrated in Oliva since the 17th century. In these fiestas, celebrated on May 3, we can enjoy a great number of acts representative of our most ancient traditions. At the “pregón”, with all
the revellers dressed in traditional style, the start of the fiesta is announced to the whole town. A Novena is celebrated in the chapel of the Cristo, considered a jewel of the baroque because of the symbolism and beauty of the paintings covering its central vault. In the streets there
are fiestas for everyone: theatre and children’s events, thrilling games of the Valencian ballgame “pelota”, colourful fancy-dress parades and, of course, the lively parties that fill our streets with revelry and fun. The fiesta ends with a solemn procession in honour of the Santísimo Cristo.
Moors and Christians Fiesta in Oliva – Third Week of July
For their spectacle and elegance, the Moors and Christians fiestas of Oliva have carved a niche in the circuit of great processions of this deeply Valencian festival.
This high level of processions and quality of the fiesta has been reached by strengthening other aspects of the event to make it more participatory and more solemn at the same time: the day of the disembarkation, the “Saturday at daybreak” (which people attend without having slept after the street parties) the fiesta proclamations, embassies and visits to the clubhouses… So it is that these fiestas recalling the Christian re-conquest of the territory occupied by Arabs for more than 500 years, are enjoying a period of splendour that improves in quality, participation and above all in spectacle year after year in Oliva.
The town joins together to commemorate the struggle between the followers of the Cross and those of the Half Moon. The Moors and Christians march in their fantastic costumes, each with their own style of music from their band which follows them around the town and there is a great spectacle of battles, dances,
carnival floats and mounted troops who perform spectacular displays in the streets of the town. After a whole night of fun, many go to the beach for the early morning disembarkation where the Moorish Ambassador lands to be greeted by the Christian Ambassador. A great battle ensues to the sound of blunderbusses and fireworks. The Moors win the fight but it is a short-lived victory.
On Saturday evening a fantastic procession, lasting for several hours, parades through the town showing the Moors, Christians and the Pirates in all their glory. They are accompanied by bands, floats, fire breathing dragons, street performers who re-enact battle scenes and displays of fantastic horsemanship. The castle erected in the Paseo is re-conquered and the Christian king takes up residence after a furious battle. A fantastic firework display marks the end of the festivities.
San Roque Fiesta in Oliva
The fiestas of the Cristo de San Roque have been celebrated in Oliva since the 17th century. It is a fiesta based on the time when the Moors were forced to convert to Christianity. In these fiestas, celebrated between 1 and 3 May, you can enjoy a great number of acts representative of our most ancient traditions. At the “pregón”, with all the revellers dressed in traditional style, the start of the fiesta is announced to the whole town.
A Novena is celebrated in the chapel of the Cristo, considered a jewel of the baroque because of the symbolism and beauty of the paintings covering its central vault. In the streets there are fiestas for everyone: theatre and children’s events, thrilling games of the Valencian ballgame “pelota”, colourful fancy-dress parades and, of course, the lively parties that fill our streets with revelry and fun. The fiesta ends with a solemn procession in honour of the Santísimo Cristo.
Porrats / Medevil Market Fiesta in Oliva
In the Valencian language, “porrats” are fairs selling a great variety of products (sweets, salted fish and meat, honey). They are of medieval origin and the first is the “porrat” of Sant Antoni celebrated in January, in which there is the ritual blessing of animals formerly work animals but now household pets.
On January 17 Oliva celebrates the "Porrat" of San Antonio in the Plaza de San Roque. It is a medieval market with stalls selling beautiful handmade arts and crafts as well as lots of food stalls. Traditional caldera or stew made from local vegetables is passed around throughout the festivities.
Stalls are set up in the streets of the old town and we can savour traditional dishes such as the “pa benet” (“blessed bread”) or the stew prepared with locally-grown vegetables.
They also take advantage of this fiesta to celebrate a medieval market with live shows in the streets and different fun activities. In February they celebrate the “porrat” of San Blas, set up in the Plaza de Enguix with children’s games.
El "Mercado Medieval de Oliva" celebrará el día de San Antonio con más de 60 puestos de artesanía en el barrio del Raval de Oliva del 15.- 17.de Enero. Al visitante le esperarán actuaciones de un grupo de Praga (Chequía) con luchas de caballeros en plena armadura y danzas históricas. No faltará la alimentación típica y un amplio programa de animación en la C./San Vicente, Plaza de Ganguis y alrededor en el barrio Raval de Oliva.
Fallas Fiesta in Oliva
If the carnival marks the start of Lent, in the middle of this period of reflection the Fallas fiesta maintains its attraction celebrating Lent in a pagan way: with a great bonfire burning the old to make way for the new. The parodies of the papier-mâché monuments paint a portrait of everyday life in a way that is both easy-going and spectacular. In Oliva there is evidence that these fiestas were already celebrated in the 60s but they have been consolidated
as we now know them since 1982. Now the five Fallas commissions prepare a great fiesta that lasts a week and in which there is every type of ritual (the naming of the fiesta queens, erection of the monuments, early-morning awakenings, flower offerings, lunches in the clubhouses, prize-giving, firecracker displays, the burning…). It is a great spectacle to which everyone is invited.
Las Fallas is undoubtedly one of the most unique festivals in Spain and what began as a feast of fireworks, music and flowers. The focus of the fiesta is the creation and destruction of Fallas–huge cardboard, wood and plaster statues of which there are five in Oliva. The city of Valencia has over 400 such statues
and is well worth a visit at this time for the sheer scale and beauty of the creations. The Fallas depict bawdy, satirical scenes and current events and may have figures representing politicians or TV personalities. They are crafted by neighbourhood organizations and take about six months to construct often costing upwards of 70,000 Euros.
The Fallas remain in place until March 19th, the day known as "La Crema." In Oliva the five statues are judged for their artistic flair and ingenuity and the one judged least best is burned at midnight. A huge firework display denotes the start of the proceedings and fireworks are strung across the streets and join the statues which very quickly become a raging inferno. The huge crowd which
gathers are pushed back due to the intense heat. The fire service are kept very busy hosing down the nearby buildings which are so close to the flames. The crowd all move on to the next statue to be burned and so on to the winner which is burnt at around 3.30 in the morning to an even bigger and better firework display.
There are lots of other events during Fallas week one of the most spectacular being the Mascleta which is held at 2pm every day in Oliva´s Paseo. This is a firework display all about making as much noise as possible so be warned and do not stand too close or you will be deaf for days !!
There are processions every day as the members of the Fallas groups build up to the night of the Crema. The Fallas groups all have their carnival queens and you can see them in their beautiful traditional costumes walking around the town to the sound of their own accompanying bands.
On the night of the 17th there is a lovely procession of flowers which are placed by the Fallas queens on a platform in the centre of the Paseo at the feet of a image of the Virgin Mary. In Valencia this Offering of Flowers goes on over 2 days when over 40,000 bunches of flowers are used to decorate a 14 metre high figure of the Virgin.
In Valencia the Crema is of course bigger and better with all the Ninots being burned at midnight apart from the 5 huge special statues which are burned at 1am. The statue in the town hall square in Valencia is always the last to go at 1.30 am Each year one of the Ninots (small figures which surround the main Fallas) is spared from destruction by popular vote and is exhibited in the Fallas Museum.
Holy Week Semana Santa Fiesta in Oliva
Oliva’s Holy Week has a special attraction: the beauty of its processions.
From Palm Sunday until Easter Sunday, Oliva’s old town with its unmistakable Moorish air fills with worshippers following the solemn passage of the brotherhoods under the tenuous light of candles and the moon.
The climb to the Calvary at daybreak on Good Friday allows us to watch the sunrise from the vantage-point of Oliva Castle at the same time as a rosary of brotherhoods winds between each Station of the Cross.
Oliva also has a biblical performance of great tourism interest that has been preserved over the centuries. On the evening of Good Friday in the parish church of Santa María they perform the “Desenclavament” or “Desenclavamiento”, a drama presented by the brotherhoods and in which they enact the torture, death and taking down of Jesus of Nazareth.
Schedule of Events for Semana santa
As with most timings in Spain, the times are approximate!
19:30h: At Rebollet Convent, high mass for Nazareno brotherhood.
22:30h: The procession "Despedida del Silencio" starts from both churches, Santa Maria and San Francisco.
23:00h: Holy Hour at all three parishes.
06:30h: Departure from Santa María church and from Rebollet convent church to the Via Crucis and Mountain Sermon.
08:00h: At Santa María church holy hour.
17:00h: At San Roque and San Francisco churches, liturgical celebration of Christ's death.
17:30h: At Santa María parish church, liturgical celebration of the Christ’s death.
18:30h: At Santa María parish the ceremony of Christs releasing from the cross which is a poem with music written by José Climent and Salvador Soler Soler.
20:00h: Procession depicting Christ’s Burial starting from Santa María Church through the streets of the old town.
23:00h: At the three parishes, Easter Vigil.
24:00h: At the three parishes, Glory Mass.
08:30h: At the three churches, high mass with the assistance of the brotherhoods, patronesses, maids of honour and public in general. At the end of the religious service, from each parish, a parade starts with the priest and brotherhoods to the Paseo in the centre of Oliva town.
Fiestas of Virgen del Rebollet
The festivities in honour of the Virgen del Rebollet,
Patron Saint of the city, begin with a peregrination, in which hundreds of
pilgrims take part, accompanied with a cane from which they hang a pumpkin. The
procession moves the image of the Virgin, a Romanesque sculpture from the XII
century, considered to be the most ancient Marian representation of the
Valencian Community, from the Plaza de Santa María up to the Castle. There is a
Mass ceremony celebrated in honour of the Patron Saint. Later, at lunchtime, the
romeros distribute wine and fruits amongst the attendees.
Oliva Nova Golf Course and Resort
Oliva Nova Golf Resort Oliva
Campo de Golf Oliva Nova
Location: The road N 332, south of Oliva
Tel : 962855975
Number of holes: 18
Oliva Nova Beach and Golf Resort is situated on the front sea line of the Mediterranean coast, among exclusive and privileged surroundings: Hotel, golf course, professional football pitches, tennis and paddle courts, swimming pools, terraces with garden, Health and Beauty Centre, restaurants, banquet rooms.
Oliva Nova Golf Beach & Golf Hotel 4-star hotel
Urbanización Oliva Nova Golf, 46780 Oliva, Spain
One of our top picks in Oliva. This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. This stylish hotel offers a lagoon-style swimming pool, a spa and direct access to Oliva Nova Beach. It is part of the Oliva Nova Golf Course, designed by Seve Ballesteros.
Each elegant, spacious room at Oliva Nova Golf Beach & Golf Hotel includes a seating area, flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Rooms have a covered terrace, overlooking the complex, the nearby sand dunes or the Montgó Mountains.
Guests can enjoy typical Valencian rice dishes in the Oliva Nova Hotel’s El Olivo restaurant. There is also a restaurant with a poolside terrace, an Irish pub and a beach bar.
Situated between Gandia and Denia, Hotel Oliva Nova is a 45-minute drive from Valencia. There is easy access to Valencia and Alicante via the N-332 and AP7 Motorways.
Oliva Nova Golf Beach & Golf Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 2 Jun 2009
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The urbanizations superb location is right on the beachfront of the Mediterranean Sea, between the towns of Denia and Oliva. The Club de Golf Oliva Nova 18-hole course was designed by the Spanish Golfing legend Severiano Ballesteros and is widely considered his best design to date.
The Costa Blanca region averages 300 sunny days per year with water temperatures of 24° in the height of summer, falling to 18° in November. The region is reputed for glorious sunshine throughout the year.
From the resort it is less than a 50 metre walk to the beach. The white sandy beaches are virtually endless, stretch from Denia to Valencia and even in the busiest months you are guaranteed your position and privacy. The crystal clear waters are backed by protected dunes and all the beaches have been awarded with the E.U. blue flag certification.
The resort contains a number of full size synthetic grass courts along with some practice / paddle courts. All the necessary equipment can be rented for a nominal fee.
To the uninitiated, a golf course may well seem like little more than an enormous green field, with dollops of sand around the greens, maybe some water hazards and a fair proportion of trees scattered around the place. To a golfer, a great course is packed with difficulties to trap the unwary, but forgiving enough to allow the brave and thinking player
to master all its intricacies. Such is Oliva Nova Golf on the Costa Blanca. It’s a links course, set right beside the Mediterranean, 6,270 metres in length off the white tees and a par of 72 (SSS 73), designed by Severiano Ballesteros, who has turned out to be as good at designing courses as he was at taming them in his heyday. The club also has a comprehensive driving range, pitch and putt area and a practice putting
green. Wind and water are the keywords at Oliva Nova, where 15 of the 18 holes have water features running alongside them, around them or across them, or a combination of all. In Seve’s own words.” Oliva Nova Golf has been designed to host the most prestigious international tournaments on the European circuit, yet it is a fair course, whether you are professional or amateur.”
It’s a massive course in every sense of the word, with some greens as large as 750 square metres and long drives off the tee. The clubhouse is just as impressive as the actual course. It’s a 3,000 square metre
building, overlooking the tees of holes 1,8 and 10 and the greens of holes 7,9 and 18. On the ground floor are pro shop, changing rooms, club store and buggy parking. On the first floor, there’s a cafeteria, restaurant and lounge area all, naturally, with large terraces. But Oliva Nova is much more than just a golf course. The Beach and Golf Hotel
comprises 237 rooms, with direct access to the beach and just 150m. from the first tee, and all the facilities that one would expect from a luxury, four-star hotel. If the hotel is not for you, there is a selection of apartments and villas for rental. In fact, Oliva Nova has got pretty much everything you could wish for.
Situated close to the resort town of Oliva, this course has top class golf facilities and was voted the best of all Seve Ballesteros designed courses.
Ballesteros, said of this 18-hole, 72 par course “The Oliva Nova Golf Course offers great variety for all golfers. As it has short, medium and long holes as well as right and left hand dog leg fairways. A true but fair test for all golfers alike.”
Water plays a part in the difficulty of the course, with a number of lakes placed as obstacles along its 6,270 metres length. With 15 out of 18 holes effected in this way its not surprising that the Peugeot Oki Spanish National Championship has been held here on four occasions.
Other facilities on site include a Golf Academy with a team of multilingual coaches, a driving range with 25 bays, two putting greens, two chipping areas and also two bunkers. The course is open all year.
Oliva Nova Urbanisation
In the residential areas of Oliva Nova and San Fernando there are hundreds of villas to rent, most with private or communal pools. This is becoming an increasingly popular type of holiday with foreigners who like the freedom and comfort of self-catering accommodation. It can also work out cheaper than a hotel if you are travelling in a group as you normally pay a fixed price for the villa rather than paying per person.
Many of the villas flank the fairways of the 18-hole Oliva Nova golf course and so are ideal for golf enthusiasts (less enthusiastic families can spend the day on the lovely beaches, just across the sand dunes from the course).
If you are not on too tight a budget, then the Oliva Hotel offers some superb facilities including a health and beauty centre with Turkish bath, sauna, jacuzzi, fitness room and relaxation room with music therapy. There are also various beauty treatments available.
The hotels 242 rooms all have TV, air conditioning, mini bar and terrace. For some serious pampering, opt for one of the rooms with private solarium and plunge pool.
There are three restaurants with local Valencian and international cuisine – the main “El Olivo” restaurant overlooking the central swimming pool area, the “Columbus” and the “Albatros” near the clubhouse.
Oliva History. Historic Oliva – Oliva Tourist Information
Oliva and its territory constitute, since old times, a place of setting for the different people that have settled in the Mediterranean through the years. Iberians, Romans, Muslims and Christians have lived here and have left their mark everywhere: very important archaeological ruins, the famous irrigation channel network, the ruins of the castle, the urban typology.
Oliva was a village populated by 52 old Christian families and dedicated to growing Muscatel grapes and raisins. The villagers built a beautiful late-Gothic church in honour of the patron saint, St Catalina. Prehistoric man, the Iberians and especially the Moors (Benimeit, Benimarco and Alcasar
are rural sections of Oliva) all left remains in this coastal area. Oliva became a walled village that was located slightly away from the coast for fear of Berber pirate attacks. As the village was near the coast, it was also a fishing village. Today both agriculture and fishing have given way to the tourism industry.
The history of Oliva is full of events and personages that talk by themselves about a past that must not be forgotten. The Christian conquest brought here the first lords, the Carrs legendary family, that would successively end in the Riusec family, the Centelles or the Borjas.With the Centelles, and around a
wonderful Renaissance palace (today disappeared), Oliva knew the glory of the county that was created in 1448. A great part of the merit belonged to the cultivation of sugarcane. It was the motor of an economy that ran very well thanks to the decisive help of the Muslim workers.
The moriscs were expelled in the year 1609. Because of this expulsion the Valencian lands and towns remained deserted. Although Oliva was not one of the most damaged towns, they were hard times for it. In the 18th. century, together with the rest of the disappeared Valencia Kingdom, Oliva began its recovery which had its peak not only in the economic aspect but also in the cultural one.
The erudite from Oliva, Gregorio Mayans, became a key figure in the cultural world of that period. From his home town he developed an intellectual activity in contact with his Spanish and European colleagues, that even nowadays awakes our admiration because of the productivity and the high standards they achieved
in their work. Gregori Mayans nephew Gabriel Ciscar Admiral of the Navy and Regent of Spain, lived the troubled events of the change of century, with the proclamation of the first constitution and the independence war, with a death sentence he could escape thanks to the help of his friend the Duke of Wellington.
Without the extinct dukedom of the Borjas and without its illustrious sons, Oliva faced the contemporary era with the challenge of replacing the old sugar cane by other cultivation that could reactivate the local economy. So, in the middle of the 19th century and at the end of the same, we find the development of the white mulberry and the silk industry. When this possibility was left, the
rice and the orange relieved. The rice farming lasted until the 1960s, but the orange cultivation has made Oliva one of the first towns among the producers of citrus fruits in the Land of Valencia. It has become the base of Oliva economic activity. The industry and the tourism are now at the right time to promote a diversification according to the European trend.
The old town, is no fake "olde worlde" pueblo-style village, but a typical small Valencian town, dating back to Moorish times and before. This quarter is endowed with charming, narrow, winding streets, lined with well-kept white-washed houses, often leading to quiet cool squares. Two beautiful old churches dominate two of the main squares in the old town – one of the churches with beautiful blue-tiled domes.
Overlooking Oliva on a hill is an ancient ruined castle which is well worth a walk for the splendid views it affords. Robert Hugill in his 1930s travel classic, I Travelled Through Spain, wrote: "The driver pulled up opposite a stall heaped with freshly caught eels and sardines and got out to deliver a
couple of live chickens at a bar. On we went through lemon and orange groves where the ripe fruit hung like lanterns among the dark green polished leaves in the shelter of tall cane and cypress hedges. Oliva is a quiet town sprawled about a blue-domed church on the slopes of a castle-crowned hill."
The "blue-domed church" to which Hugill refers is San Roque, an edifice steeped in history, well worth a visit.
Oliva Archaeological Museum. Oliva.
C/ les Moreres, 38, Oliva
Telephone : 96 285 46 28
The museum is situated in the old house of the Pasqual (Pascual) family – a stately home that was built and remodelled in different phases between the 15th and 18th centuries. Restored between 1997 and 1999, this house preserves – in addition to a large part of its original architectural structure – a 16th-century window and the main entrance archway, bordered by 17th-century masonry stones. The museum’s permanent exhibition rooms are situated on the ground floor and provide an interesting tour through the different periods of the history of Oliva and La Safor.
Tools are on display in its windows along with other objects representative of the way of life and production of the different societies that populated this area during Prehistoric times, the Iberian and Roman eras and the Middle Ages. The latter is represented by a long period of Islamic settlers and the Christian occupation after the Conquest of 1240. The exhibition ends with a monographic
room dedicated to the Oliva Counts’ palace – that of the Centelles i Riu-Sech, the town’s aristocracy – where, in addition to the model for the building in question, marble columns and arches from the hallway of the palace’s first floor, and the exceptional figure of the Guerrero del Palacio (‘palace warrior’) that adorned the front of the entrance doors to the arms room, are on display.
Winter Opening hours
Mornings, from 10:00 to 13:30 h
Tardes: de 16´00 a 19´00 h
Sunday: 11´30 a 13´30 h
Closed Sunday evening and Monday
Summer opening hours:
mornings: 10:00 to 13:30 h
evenings: 18´00 20
Sightseeing in Oliva. Places to visit around Oliva.
Places to Visit around Oliva
About 15 minutes drive south, between Denia and Javea, there is La Sella Club with its mainly flat “use all the clubs in the bag” course. The course is in a beautiful setting with a mountain backdrop, many trees and water obstacles (in the form of the various canals and lakes which irrigate the course).
Other sports available in and around Oliva include horse riding, go-karting, cycling (bikes can be hired from shops in the town), mountaineering and of course a huge variety of water sports. The towns municipal sports centre has indoor and outdoor pools and facilities for wall tennis, basketball and petanque.
Within easy reach of Oliva there are some wonderful day trips and excursions to enjoy.
Valencia is only one hours drive north with its excellent shops, restaurants, beautiful palm-fringed squares and stylish architecture. The
Principe Felipe Arts and Science Centre has become one of Spains most visited attractions since it opened in December 2001 – with its emphasis on inter-active exhibits, this makes a great day out for children and adults alike. The complex includes an
aquarium, dolphinarium and planetarium.
Just 40 minutes drive south is the lively international resort of
Benidorm. Here you will find
Aqualandia, the biggest aquapark in the region with a wide selection of rides, slides, waves and pools.
Mundomar is a marine park with a dolphin show and located just outside Benidorm is the famous
Terra Mitica theme park, the antastic theme park which is the largest in the Mediterranean. with the Terra Mitica theme park, and a host of other tourist attractions.
To the north west of Benidorm, and about 30 minutes drive inland from Oliva, lies the ancient Moorish fortress of
Guadalest, perched impossibly on its mountain pinnacle. The drive alone will take your breath away and the views from the castle are simply staggering. It is sheltered by high mountains and dramatic peaks which have created a microclimate where a wide range of fruit trees are grown. Oranges, lumquats, almonds and olives line the valley which becomes a sea of pink blossoms in the early springtime. Guadalest is a major tourist attraction so brace yourself for crowds and too many tacky gift shops but it is still worth a visit, as are the nearby Algar waterfalls.
Another fascinating excursion (and one which has not yet been over-run by tourists) is to the Cova del Rull in Vall d’Ebo, inland from
Pego. The drive over the mountains, via many steep and somewhat hazardous bends, is probably enough to deter many a wary traveller. But at the end of it you will be treated to a staggeringly beautiful display of stalactites and stalagmites in a cathedral-like mountain cavern.
10 kms north of Oliva between the coast and mountains in the heart of La Safor region. Its rich cultural heritage can be seen in its many monuments and historic buildings such as the Ducal Palace, The Golden Gallery, The Hall of Crowns and The Plaza Mayor, a civic, administrative, commercial and religious centre. Beaches at Gandia are excellent with a Blue Flag awarded at Playa Nord. Gandia Tourist Information Website
75 kms to the north of Oliva on the A7 motorway or the Spanish national road the N332. Here you can visit the modern Ciudad de Las Artes y Las Ciencias with its fabulous L’Oceanografic sea world. Valencia Tourist Information Website
El Vergel Safari Park – Currently closed July 2011
Enjoy a new sensation seeing the lions and tigers in complete freedom. Come on a safari and admire the leopards, jaguars, Iberian wolves, primates and hundreds of totally free animals. Various attractions include karts, trampolines, boats, Congo train, horses and an exotic ride on a camel.
Has many shops, bars and restaurants as well as being the closest town to Oliva from where you can take a train as far south as Alicante. There are many stops at coastal towns such as Altea, Calpe and Villajoyosa as well as Benidorm if you prefer a livelier environment. There is also a port at Denia which has several ferry services to the island of Ibiza. Denia Tourist Information Website
This is also a busy town with a lively bay area known as The Arenal. Here you can find many bars and restaurants close to the waters edge surrounded by a beautiful beach. Javea Xabia Tourist Information Website
Pedreguer and La Nucia
Every Sunday both these towns hold what are known as “Rastros”, the equivalent of the traditional English car boot sale. A must for all you bargain hunters! Pedreguer Tourist Information Website
Oliva Clubs and Groups. Expat Clubs Oliva.
Expat Clubs Oliva.
Gandia Area Social Club
Offering a friendly welcome to all nationalities in the Gandia area of Spain. Regular events include weekly walks, petanc, golf, dinners and social evenings.
Oliva University of the Third Age (U3A)
Where people of many nationalities meet to enjoy an active and stimulating retirement, sharing skills, interests and knowledge.
P.E.P.A. – Animal Charity
Asociación Protección y Educación Para los Animales
We are a group of people who are dedicated to the welfare of abandoned animals. We are not affiliated with any particular organisation, but we are ready to listen, and, wherever possible, help, either financially or with advice.
Cami les Bases 73, Marxuqera, Palma de Gandia 46724, Valencia, España.
S.P.A.M.A – Animal Charity
Sociedad Protectora De Animales Y Medio Ambiente Safor
S.P.A.M.A. is probably the largest Spanish registered charity in Valencia. We are one of the few to be recognised by the R.S.P.C.A.
Cinemas in Oliva. Oliva Cinemas.
Oliva has a cinema, the Cine en el Teatre Olimpia.
Oliva Cinema is located at C/ Major, 18, Oliva.
Tickets are around 4 or 5 euros.
Cine en el Teatre Olimpia in Oliva does also show films in English.
Other cinemas located close to Oliva are in Gandia, at the La Vital Commercial Centre, and at the Portal de la Marina on the outskirts of Ondara and Denia on the N332.
Camping and Caravan Parks in Oliva
Camping Azul Oliva
Directly on the beach with spacious individual plots surrounded by plants and flowers and with camping pitches with plenty of shade. Discount according to season and stay. Open all year round. Wi-Fi zone and aquatic sports.
GPS N38 54 25 W0 04 07
Tel: 962 854 106 Fax: 962 854 096
Camping Ole Oliva
First category campsite offering plots on the beach and in wooded areas, beside bungalows, a supermarket, bar, restaurant, laundry and sanitary complexes.
Tel: 962 857 517 Fax: 962 851 134
Camping Pepe Oliva
Camping PEPE is situated on the first line of the beach. It has a wide range of facilities, including plots, a restaurant, a supermarket, an infants playground and, of course, a long sandy beach.
Tel: 962 857 519 Fax: 962 857 522
Camping Rio Mar Oliva
Located next to a sandy beach, this campsite offers plots, bungalows and a restaurant
Tel: 962 854 097 Fax: 962 839 132
Euro Camping Oliva
Lies directly on the fine sandy beach of Oliva, with many pitches in the shade. Supermarket, restaurant, bar, access to the beach, studios, bungalows, plots for caravans, and washing machines are available
Tel: 962 854 098 Fax: 962 851 753
Camping Bon dia Oliva
Ctra. N-332 a 6 Km. de Oliva dirección Alicante
GPS: 38.89 -5.36E
Camping Kiko Park Oliva
Due to the mild weather of the area, KIKO PARK is opened the entire year. Located on Oliva beach, it has enough reasons for being considered an excellent place to enjoy your holiday. In this exclusive Mediterranean zone the beach has 12 km of white sand and is awarded with the blue flag, there is an intense cultural life, and we have the ISO-9001 Quality Certificate. For these reasons KIKO PARK can be considered an attractive and distinguished holiday destination.
Tel: 962 850 905 Fax: 962 854 320
Camping Coelius Miramar
Located among orange groves, 500 metres from a sandy beach, this site has bungalows and emplacements. Everything is in the shade of a fresh wooded zone with sunny areas.
Tel: 962 819 574 Fax: 962 818 733
Camping Kiko Park, Oliva
Assagador De Carro, 2, 46780 Oliva, Spain
Camping Kiko Park, Oliva is opened the entire year. Located on Oliva beach, it has enough reasons for being considered an excellent place to enjoy your holiday. Next to the sea and a beach with fine golden sand that boasts the prestigious European blue flag. Perfect for family holidays. The campsite holds the ‘Q’ award donating top quality in tourism facilities. In this
exclusive Mediterranean zone the beach has 12 km of white sand and is awarded with the blue flag, there is an intense cultural life, and we have the ISO-9001 Quality Certificate. For these reasons KIKO PARK can be considered an attractive and distinguished holiday destination.
Tel: 962 850 905 Fax: 962 854 320
Camping Kiko Park is 1 minute walk from the beach. These Kiko Park seaside apartments are located on the beach in Oliva, Valencia. The complex has a swimming pool and wellness spa centre, while the apartments have flat-screen TVs.
All of the Camping Kiko Park Oliva apartments have kitchens and a seating area. Some of the apartments have sea views, and all have private entrances.
The Kikopark spa includes a mist shower, bi-thermal shower, Finnish sauna and Turkish bath. It also has a therapy pool and relaxation area.
There is beach volleyball and children’s entertainment, as well as diving courses and surfing. Kiko Park Oliva also hires mountain bikes.
The Kiko Park Oliva’s restaurant offers sea views and a range of classic Mediterranean dishes. The complex also has a supermarket and a coffee bar.
Kiko Park Oliva has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 14 Jan 2011
Hotel Rooms: 30
To the beach: 0 km
Oliva: 2 km
Gandia: 7 km
Valencia: 73 km
Bus stop: 0,1 km to Oliva
Railway station: 7 km in Gandia
Airport: 73 km in Valencia
Parque Natural de Marjal Pego – Oliva: km
Terra Mitica: 60 km
Campsite Surroundings :
Floor: Varied . Extension: 2,8 m2. Good location. Peace and quiet. Sea views.
Capacity and facilities :
Number of apartments: 31. Population: 689.
Individual camp site
Basic services / Conveniences :
Butane gas cylinders on sale
Restaurant accessible without steps
Washbasins with cold water
Washbasins with hot water
Waste outlet for caravans
Showers with cold water
Showers with hot water
Laundry with cold water
Laundry with hot water
Washing up area with cold water
Washing up area with hot water
24 hour security
Plug-in drainage for caravans
Activities, sport and leisure :
Childrens play area
Heated swimming pool
Covered swimming pool
Childrens swimming pool
Swimming pool with special access for the disabled