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Playa de Gandia lies a short distance north of Denia on the Costa Blanca and has a transfer time from Valencia of forty-five minutes and from Alicante of ninety minutes. The golden beaches of Gandia stretch for over twenty kilometres and draw many visitors to its shores. It is particularly popular with Spanish holidaymakers and therefore retains the very traditional atmosphere so often missing from resorts in the Costa Blanca. Playa de Gandia offers very good facilities with a range of accommodation, a variety of excellent restaurants and a lively nightlife. It also provides many leisure pursuits both in and out of the water. The conditions here are ideal for sailing and wind surfing. The historic town of Gandia has some wonderful buildings including the Palace of the infamous Borgia family.
The main attraction of a Playa de Gandia holiday is its wonderful expanse of soft sandy beach washed by the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean. Its position at the northern end of the Costa Blanca gives easy access to Valencia as well as many charming inland villages. Those with an interest in history will enjoy the old centre of Gandia with its palace and churches.
Playa de Gandia with its sandy beaches is popular with families and those looking for a relaxing break by the sea. Its water sporting facilities attract the more energetic holidaymaker. Although there are many peaceful retreats enjoyed by couples, there are also lively bars and cafes where the younger generation can spend their evenings. Those looking for a little culture will enjoy the historic town of Gandia.
The most popular time for a Playa de Gandia holiday is from April to October when the temperature ranges from a very pleasant twenty five degrees rising to the early thirties in the height of summer.
Playa de Gandia lies at the northern end of the Costa Blanca sixty kilometres from Valencia. It is a resort popular with Spaniards and as such retains an attractive traditional atmosphere. Playa de Gandia is renowned for the quality of its sandy beaches and its wealth of water sports. With twenty kilometres of beach from which to choose, it is always possible to find a quiet, private spot. There are many areas offering safe bathing for children and less confident swimmers, as well others where conditions are ideal for sailing and wind surfing as the waves roll in across the wide bay. The palm-shaded promenade is lined with bars and restaurants providing day long refreshments. There are many cycle tracks and walking trails taking you along the coastal route or inland to the quaint villages.
Playa de Gandia has a range of hotels, apartments and studios catering for most budgets and bars and restaurants satisfying most tastes.
Gandia town, four kilometres from the beach resort, has had a fascinating history and there are many fine tourist attractions. The most famous of these is the palace belonging to the infamous Borgia family. The palace was built originally in the fourteenth century and was inhabited by the Borgias in the late fifteenth century. Only the entrance hall with its painted vaulted ceiling survives from the original Gothic building. Later additions are lavish in their luxury and splendour and include the Galeria Dorada, the oratory and the chapel. There are many more monuments and buildings that are well worth visiting.
A Playa de Gandia holiday offers a guarantee of summer sunshine, beautiful sandy beaches, warm clear water and a range of recreational activities and sightseeing opportunities. In order to make the most of your holiday car hire is recommended.
Although it does not party until dawn, Playa de Gandia has a fairly lively nightlife. There are many bars and restaurants along the waterfront with music and entertainment. Those seeking relaxed evenings will find many restaurants where they can enjoy a quiet meal in the company of friends.
Playa de Gandia has the usual numbers of tourist shops where you can buy your gifts and souvenirs. There are also supermarkets and minimarkets for holiday essentials. The town of Gandia, only four kilometres distant, has a wider range of specialist shops including designer boutiques. Traditional local handicrafts that make popular gifts include wickerwork, ceramics, embroidered linens and leather goods, as well as a wide assortment of souvenirs and trinkets.
Playa de Gandia has bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets. There are traditional Spanish restaurants and tapas bars rubbing shoulders with fast food outlets and steak houses. There are also a good number of fine restaurants serving international cuisine. A good way to sample Spanish food is to order a plate of tapas which consists of a medley of bite-sized dishes. Tapas are also ideal for filling the sometimes long gap between lunch and dinner, which is served later in Spain than at home. Spanish wines are pleasant and inexpensive.
Children are always made welcome in Spanish restaurants.