• Denia:  A 30 minute drive South from Casa Sofia, is the large ancient port town of Denia.  Denia's history dates back to Roman times. Denia's coastline is distinguished by the ancient castle perched high on a hill, which is now a museum. Denia is a bustling port town with large marinas, and a port with a fisherman's wharf.  From here you can take the ferries to Ibiza and the other Balearic islands, and various day cruises. There are also a variety of water sports offered, and there are several beaches that line the coast. Denia boasts over 300 restaurants. The Carrer Les Marines, runs along the Marinas and port. The street is lined with restaurants and cafes serving a variety of fresh seafood, red prawns, paellas, and local rice dishes. Behind, the main street is a charming area of narrow streets lined with colorful fisherman's cottages. Here you will find many squares with restaurants, cafes, and bars. The shady main street in the town center is also lined with restaurants and cafes, and plenty of shopping. There is also a tourist information office nearby. For more information on all the things to do in Denia visit. Portal Touristico de Denia.
  • ​​Gandia: A 30 minute drive north from Casa Sofia, is the large authentic Spanish town of Gandia. Gandia generally has fewer foreign tourists than some other parts of the Costa Blanca.  Gandia is divided into 2 distinct areas that are separated by the commercial port: the main town Gandia, and the beach area called Grau I Platja. The historical center city is great for leisurely strolls, shopping, and seeing some of the historic sights. There is a pretty and attractive tree-lined central pedestrian walkway called Passeig de les Germanies, which is lined with shops and restaurants, and cafes. It is where locals often gather and stroll in the evenings. Right off  the Passeig is Calle Major, and it's adjacent streets, are the main pedestrian shopping district. The popular Saturday morning market is held across the pedestrian bridge at the end of the Passeig. There are also several historic churches, and the Palace Ducal, which was the main residence of the royal Borja family. The Grau I Platja beach resort is comprised mainly of high-rise condos and hotels.  The Blue Flag beach stretches almost 20 km and is very wide and flat. Along the beach there are wide walkways and a variety of cafes, restaurants, and ice cream parlors. For more information on what to see and do visit Gandia's tourism website,

             Visit Gandia.

Nearby Towns 

Nearby Towns 


Nearby Beaches

Costa Blanca

  • Casa Sofia is  located in La Atla Marina region, of the Costa Blanca, in the Northern part of the province of Alicante, in the Community of Valencia Spain. 
  • Situated on the Mediterranean coast, Costa Blanca is one of the most popular year round holiday and vacation destinations in Spain.  The Costa Blanca enjoys a perfect Mediterranean climate, nearly 300 days of sunshine, warm dry summers, and mild winters.  
  • The  endless stretches of golden white sand Blue Flag beaches are one of it's main attractions. The coastline of Costa Blanca is framed by a dramatic backdrop of craggy mountains, making beautiful diverse scenery and vistas. Along with its many historic towns and villages, a multitude of restaurants, cafes, shopping, and plenty of outdoor activities, the Costa Blanca is the perfect location for your holiday getaway.
  • ​The La Marina Alta region, where Casa Sofia is located, retains its authentic Spanish charm with beautiful scenery, fabulous beaches, and historic villages and towns to explore.  It is not the busy tourist packed high rise condo beach resort as some of the other areas of the Costa Blanca.




  • The endless  beaches of Costa Blanca line the coast from end to end. The closest beaches to Casa Sofia, and we think are the nicest beaches, are the Oliva beaches. They are an easy 15 minute drive from the villa. The Oliva beaches span almost 10 kilometers, are fantastic, and all are European Blue Flag beaches which are clean and safe.
  • The Oliva beaches are expansive, natural and unspoiled  with sand dunes, and also less crowded than some of the other area beaches. In some areas of the beaches, there are low rise buildings bordering the beach, not high rise. Often there are good breezes at the Olivia beaches making them good for water sports; sailing, windsurfing, boogie boarding, and kayaking.
  • Pau-Pi is the oldest most centrally located beach, it is bordered with facilities, some restaurants and bars. The Club Nautica Marina is just to the north.
  •  Aigua Blanca beach is the beach that the main road to the beaches naturally takes you when driving towards the beaches of Oliva. Here you will find a really good cluster of bars, cafes, and some really good restaurants. This beach is wide with a promenade and parking. Walk to your right (south), and here is where the dunes begin. The further you go the beach becomes more remote, natural, unspoiled, and quite.



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            There are many towns and villages in the area to explore. Here               are just a few.

  • Adsubia:  From Casa Sofia's hillside location, the  small village of Adsubia is 1 km from the villa. Adsubia is a charming sleepy authentic Spanish village, where you will find some conveniences for your stay. There is a pharmacy, an ATM machine, a tobacco shop, a butcher, and La Moleta Bar Restaurant, a very friendly spot where locals and visitors gather to enjoy a coffee, tapas, or authentic Spanish dishes for lunch and dinner.  
  • Pego: Looking down the valley from Casa Sofia, and a short 5 minute drive, is the historic market town of Pego, one of the oldest towns in the area.  The town has several historic churches to visit, museums, a cultural center, and a visitors center. There many restaurants and bars serving local cuisine, typical Spanish tapas, and more. There is a good selection of supermarkets and shops. Thursday is market day, when the square is filled with stalls selling a variety of goods.  Throughout the year Pego celebrates with many Fiestas and Festivals.  Just outside of town, on the way to the beaches, is the Pego-Oliva Marsh Nature Reserve and rice fields, with walking and cycling paths to explore the reserve.  For more information on the Pego-Adsubia areas visit  the tourism website, Pego i les valls .

The Area

​​a Luxury Spanish Vacation Villa

Casa Sofia

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