About Vall de Laguar - with Sandra Taylor.
The Vall de Laguar area of Spain is a designated National Park, and is set in the mountains, 500 metres above sea level, consisting of several towns and villages, including  Campell, Benimaurell, and Fleix. On a clear day, the island of Ibiza can be seen from the mountains.

Vall de Laguar hosts some of the best views in Spain.

Photograph kindly supplied by Betty Fourage.

 The stunning mountain scenery, combined with centuries of history, make the area an ideal place for tourists to visit, especially those that want to enjoy more of the numerous and unique delights that Spain has to offer. It attracts many different types of visitors, including hikers, cyclists, bird watchers, naturalists, and mountain climbers.

A particular challenge to the many walkers visiting the area is the "5,000 steps", a seven hour, 15 km trek over the mountains, passing through almond and cherry trees, and following  the Mozarabic trail,
using stone steps built into the mountains, (originally by the Mozárabes), to create a safe route for traders and travelers.
For more details about this walk, click on the following link.

 http://www.costablancamountainfriends.com/walkinghikingscrambling-routes2.html

The photograph below shows part of the 5,000 steps walk.


Photograph kindly supplied by Betty Fourage.

La Vall de Laguar is in the Costa Blanca area of Spain, in the province of Alicante . It is situated approximately 20 kilometres west of Denia, which is on the Balearic coast of the Mediterranean. The area is said to have about 320 days of sunshine each year, so it is a great place for sun seekers. The Spanish Balearic islands of Ibiza, and Majorca, are situated to the east of Denia, and can be reached by ferry from Denia harbour.

Many different animals share this rugged land, including wild boar, mountain cats, foxes, weasels, and rabbits, whilst from the sky, and the trees, birds of prey, like tawny owls, and goshawks, keep their sharp eyes open for that next meal appearing from the undergrowth.

Sunrise over the mountains in Vall de Laguar

Sunrise over the mountains in Vall de laguar
Photograph kindly supplied by Betty Fourage.


Other places to visit in the Vall de Laguar area include Denia, Javea, Oliva, Pego, Ondara, Murla, Jalon, Xabia, Fontilles, Orba, Orbetta, Teulada, Benissa, Pedreguer, Altea, Gandia and Benidoleig. Benidorm is approximately 60 kilometres south of Campell.

Sandra is looking for clear photographs that have been taken in  Vall de Laguar to include on this website, especially photographs depicting the various activities undertaken whilst here, like rock climbing, cycling, and walking, also, related images of the birds and animals found in the area. If you have any images that you think would be suitable, and would like them considering for displaying here, please email them, in full resolution file size if possible Send Sandra an email

Please only send pictures that you have taken yourself, or have permission to use, and not pictures copied from other websites. If you would like your name credited with the picture, please mention it in the email, and I will include it below the image. Sorry, but no payment is available for the images, just the 'feel good' factor of knowing that you have helped promote this area to the whole world.

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