In the mood to discover Jalon? About 30 minutes inland from Denia and Javea, an area on the Costa Blanca who is also known as the Vall de Pop. The valley of Jalon consists of a beautiful area, dotted with small towns such as Jalon, Parcent, Alcalali and Liber.
It is located in the “comacra” of Marina Alta in the Valencia region. The city is spread over an area of 34.59 square km. It lies at an altitude of 189 meters above sea level. The city is located in a rugged area in the beautiful Pop Valley. Jalon is in fact the capital of the Jalon Valley which is also known as the Vall de Pop or Pop Valley. The city is surrounded by the Sierra de la Solana and the Sierra de Bèrnia, on the border of the Marina Baixa.
Many of the cities in the Jalon Valley are populated by foreign residents who do not want to live on the coast. Many of them prefer the peaceful setting of the valley. The Jalon Valley is known as one of the most beautiful areas in Spain. In January and February, most of the valley is illuminated by the almond blossom that forms a blanket of color. The valley is known for its wine and local bodegas that produce excellent Moscatel wine.
Jalon (Xalo in Valencian)
In the heart of the Jalon Valley lies the city of Jalon, the capital of the valley. During an Arab period of 500 years, Jalon had two castles and the houses were all of Moorish design. Much of this remains today in Jalon and typical Moorish houses can be found in the narrow streets. The Christian church (Santa Maria) in Jalon has a considerable size and a neo-classical style. The blue dome dominates the skyline. The Tuesday market is held here on the square, around the fountain.
The Jalon River runs through the heart of Jalon and is crossed by two city bridges. The tourist office is located along the river while you enter Jalon.
A taxi to Jalon? What is there to do?
A visit to Jalon would not be complete without souvenirs and presents to take home! Here you can fully enjoy a day of shopping or stroll along a local market. Hiking is very popular along the valley and you can walk from village to village such as Parcent, Jalon, Benichembla, Murla and many other villages along the way.
Cycling is also very popular in this region of Spain, because the weather is perfect most of the year. The Vallei cycle route goes all the way to Calpe and the other side to Denia. A real spectacular ride. In addition, there are three golf courses in the Jalon area. These are in Javea, Calpe / Benissa and La Sella.