La Drova Tourist Information
La Drova is in the La Safor area in the Province of Valencia. It is located close to the town of Gandia, and the beaches of Gandia.
La Drova is situated within the base and sides of an east/west valley (14 km north west of Gandia, Valencia province of Spain) dominated by Mondúver mountain (882m high).
Its 500+ residents are predominantly Spanish and include some ex-patriates from Britain, France and Sweden
La Drova must rank as one of the most beautiful, secluded and convenient urbanisations in Spain. La Drova rests within a lush valley bounded by mountains on two sides. Monduber, the highest mountain at 847m (2,500+), dominates the area with its sharp summit clearly visible from all directions. These peaks give the area spring water you can drink and verdant countryside that is the foreground for the spectacular mountain views that form a beautiful backdrop everywhere you look.
La Drova (“The Drive”) gets its name from being the lowest point that sheep or cattle could be driven through the area. La Drova has existed since medieval times and was given to the monks of Santa Maria de la Valldigna in 1300 as a place for invalids to recover in the clean, cool mountain air. It is a tranquil and beautiful valley, surrounded by mountains, and is popular with summer visitors from Gandia and Barcelona as well as various European people who have moved here permanently and the many old Valencian families from Gandia and Barx who live here.
La Drova is a stunningly beautiful area and ideal for walking, climbing, cycling or other outdoor activities.
The annual Barx festival (fiesta) usually occurs in mid to late August every year
Puig-Mola is a small residential community that lies just to the west of Barx.
How to get to La Drova
La Drova is located fifteen minutes drive to 7 kilometres of award winning Blue Flag beaches of Gandia.
The international airports of Alicante (1 1/4 hrs) and Valencia (50 minutes) are close by and easily accessible via the excellent arterial A7 motorway. Madrid is four hours drive.
Buses depart from Gandia Train Station to La Drova regularly at 915, 1415 and 1930
Buses depart from La Drova to Gandia at 930, 1430 and 1945