Gandía lies approximately 40 minutes south of Valencia by car (50 Minutes by reliable Train Service) or 40 minutes north of Benidorm and 90 minutes north of Alicante and is a favourite holiday destination for Spanish holidaymakers, often coming from the centre of the country to this area for a coastal break. Because of its position at the very north of the Costa Blanca, and at the very south of the Costa del Azahar, the town has not become a major tourist destination for foreign tourists but has kept its essentially Spanish spirit and identity.
Gandia is also the center of the La Safor region and surrounded by the la Safor mountains.
Gandía is a town of contrasts and therefore is able to provide almost every tourist with a reason to come to the town and have a thoroughly enjoyable stay . This applies not only to the facilities and entertainments that are on offer, but also to the very nature of the town and its surroundings.
If a sophisticated town with stylish shops and boutiques is what a visitor is looking for, then Gandía has plenty of these, to be found both in the traditional shopping streets of the old town and also in modern shopping centres on the outskirts.
Gandía also has a number of buildings in its “Historic Centre” (most notably the Borgia Palace) that will appeal to the culture seeker and those interested in the history of the town and its notorious, famous family. Also well worth a visit is the Gandia Archeological Museum.
On the other hand, if a lively entertainment and nightclub sceneis high on the list of a visitor’s priorities, the separate but nearby Playa de Gandía provides a huge selection of bars, nightclubs, casinos and dance venues that cater for all tastes and ages.
Whatever the reason for selecting a holiday destination, a visit to Gandía(Spain) has plenty to offer everyone. Fabulous beaches, breathtaking mountain scenery, historically interesting buildings and architecture, dazzling nightlife & fiestas, latest cinema releases and sophisticated shopping are all to be found either in Gandía town itself, or within a very minutes’ drive away.
It really is not hard to understand why Gandía comes so high up the list when Spanish holidaymakers themselves are deciding upon their own favourite holiday destination in Spain.