The mountainous region of Comtat
The comarca of Comtat is located in the inner part of the province of Alicante in the Valencian Community. Its main feature is that it is surrounded by mountains and also includes the river Serpis. For this reason it has become a good place for people who prefer the countryside to spend their holidays. The main municipalities are Cocentaina and Muro de Alcoy.
The economy of this area is mainly focused on the primary sector and the textile industry by what part of its population is dedicated to this. You'll find many of the landscapes of the province because it has been outside the over-exploitation that has affected other parts of Alicante. You can enjoy many rural hotels and accommodations.
Cocentaina is an important industrial city in which you will find all kinds of products dedicated to textile treatment. As in the other towns in the province, it has numerous remains of past civilizations that were in the Mediterranean such as Muslims or the Iberians.
Another prominent municipality in the comarca of Comtat is Muro de Alcoy which focuses on textile manufacturing by influence of other important towns of the region. It also emphasizes the manufacture of Spanish guitars.
To arrive at the comarca of Comtat, you can drive on the N-340 highway that connects the coast of the Mediterranean in Spain, from the north of Barcelona to Cadiz. The nearest major airport is Alicante.
The province of Alicante/Alacant and its tourism brand
Location: The province of Alicante/Alacant is located within the autonomous community of Valencia and borders to the south with Murcia. The quality of their land has always been a magnet for many civilizations, and we can still see many remains that bear witness to time's passage.
Municipalities: Almost fifty municipalities, population density varies during the summer months. The climate of this region is very warm and Mediterranean, most winters are usually not very hard, which has attracted many foreigners.
What to see? You have many options to spend your free time in the province of Alicante/Alacant since you can choose a walk by the beach, a day of hiking or enjoy some of the sights that history has left. It is one of the most visited places in Spain.
What to eat? The culinary customs of this region are mainly based on local products, fish from the sea and farm's livestock meat.
Where to stay? You will have a wide range of possibilities according to your interests and how you want to spend your holiday. You have the option to stay in a hotel on the beach or find peace and calm in a farm house inland.
How to reach it? There are many flights from Europe to Alicante Airport, especially during the summer. It also has good roads, bus and train service.
The community of Valencia, a historic power in tourism
Location: The autonomous community of Valencia is located on the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian peninsula, particularly in the East where it borders to the North with Catalonia, South with Murcia and in the inland area with Castilla La Mancha and Aragon. The current territory coincides largely with what was the old Kingdom of Valencia.
Municipalities: Consisting of more than 500 municipalities, including the Valencia capital which is one of the most important cities in Spain. The economic activity of the region is based on industry, tourism and a powerful agricultural sector that is important in the daily activity of the Valencians.
What to see? You will be able to spend holidays on the beach at any of its internationally known coastal municipalities or also spend free time in the inland municipalities. In almost all municipalities there are monuments of great value to the visitor.
What to eat? The paella is the star of the gastronomy of the region. Cooked differently in the various provinces, but keeping many of the elements that make it unique. Oranges are abundant the region.
Where to stay? You will have many options in the tourist cities along coast, while there are also some inland lodgings at your disposal.
How to reach? Valencia airport is the main routes of entry for tourists. The other is the road linking Madrid with the capital of the community. High speed trains also connects both capitals.