The comarca of Hoy de Alcoy: toys, textiles and agriculture
The comarca of Hoya de Alcoy is known for its toy, textile and agriculture industries. All of them are the base of the economy of a region located in the north of the province of Alicante, in the autonomous community of Valencia. Among its municipalities is the capitol Alcoy, while other important towns are Bañeres and Castalla, Ibi.
Besides being focused on the production of textiles and toys, this region has also focused part of its activity on inland tourism. Many lodgings and hotels have been created to accommodate visitors coming mainly from other nearby provinces.
The main town is Alcoy, the capital of the region. In recent years, the tourism boom has improved communications by road with other parts of the autonomous community. Its main attraction is as an alternative to the beach and the sun of the municipalities on the coast which are a few kilometres away.
One of the most popular fiestas in the area is celebrated in Alcoy where every month of April marks the battle from the end of the 13th century between the Christian inhabitants and the Moors who wanted to conquer the city.
The comarca of Hoya de Alcoy has an average temperature lower than the rest of the province and more rain in contrast to the rest of the province of Alicante. The best option to visit this region is by road.