The Village of Estivella
The studio is located on the outskirts of this beautiful and friendly village! Here, the locals prefer to speak Valenciano, which is very similar to Catalan, although they all understand Castellano (Spanish).
There is a doctor's surgery with 24 hour emergency care, a dentist, three independently owned supermarkets, a hardware store, butcher, three high quality bakeries and a tobacconist all within five minutes walk of the studio.
The village website has more information and worth a visit.
Food and Drink
There are five excellent local bars within five minutes walk.
It is very inexpensive here, with lunch in a bar costing around €5, breakfast around €3 including wine/beer.
An eight minute walk takes you to Els Pins, one of the best Paella restaurants in Comunidad Valenciana. Menu del Dia (the fixed price three course lunch menu) is around €8 which includes wine.
Quality beer is around 35/50 Céntimo (€0.35/0.5) a can and eminently drinkable Valencian wine between €1 and €3.50 a bottle.
The Surrounding Countryside
The town overlooks the confluence of two riverbeds which are dry most of the year, but when it rains in the mountains, turn into raging torrents. You can walk for miles through the fields of lemons, pomegranates, and of course oranges meeting no-one.
There are many historical features close to the village and a number of fabulous walks. The view from the top of our local mountain, Mirador Garbi is breathtaking.
The Sea, Sagunto and Valencia
We are situated very close to some great places!
10 minutes drive will take you to the historic City of Sagunto where there are shops, restaurants and a magnificent Castle!
If it's a sense of big city life you need, the vibrant metropolis of Valencia, Spain's third largest city, is only a 25 minute drive Southeast. There you will find a tapas of Valencian life to enjoy - from the bohemian district of Ruzafa, the edgy and artistic scene of the Cabanyal near the port, a host of live music venues and night clubs that open 'til 6am!
And if you are craving the Mediterranean sea, it's only a 15 minute drive before your feet are walking on sandy beaches.
So, whatever you need - it's here!