Javier Vercher, Jorge Rossy, Simon Campbell, Berit Dencker with Vincente , Para-i-Fonda, Estivella - lunch break working at Supertone Records Studio, Valencia. Spain. Photo by Suzy Starlite © 2015

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.

The church of Santos Juanes, Estivella. Valencia. Spain.
Placa De La Constitucio Estivella, Valencia. Spain - only a couple of minutes walk from Supertone Records Studio. Photo by Simon Campbell © 2015
Out for a walk near the Supertone Records Studio - aloe vera plants, Estivella. Spain. Photo by Suzy Starlite © 2015
A horse hanging out in Carrer del Braçal, Estivella. Valencia. Spain.
Els Arcs Aqueduct, Estivella. Photo by Suzy Starlite © 2015
Prickly pears - on a walk near the Supertone Records Studio, Estivella. Photo by Suzy Starlite © 2016
Fiesta celebrations with Paco in Estivella, Valencia. Spain.
The 'Magic Water' tap - the key ingredient for making excellent paella. Supertone Records Studio, Estivella. Photo by Suzy Starlite © 2016
Els Pins Restaurant Family Meal, Estivella. Valencia. Spain
Cisterna Nova, Estivella. Photo by Suzy Starlite © 2015

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.

Simon Campbell, out for a walk near the Supertone Records Studio, Estivella. Valencia. Spain. Photo by Suzy Starlite © 2015

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!

Valencia city by night, Spain
Fallas Festival, Valencia. Spain. Photo by Suzy Starlite © 2015
Castell De Sagunto, only ten minutes from Supertone Records Studio. Photo by Suzy Starlite © 2016
City centre, Valencia. Spain
The beach, Sagunto, Valencia. Spain. Photo by Suzy Starlite © 2015
El Garbi, Estivella. Valencia. Spain
Sailing on the Mediterranean Sea,Valencia. Spain. Photo by Suzy Starlite © 2015
Port Saplaya, dining and boats, Valencia. Spain. Photo by Suzy Starlite © 2015
Ubik Cafe, Ruzafa, Valencia MUV Festival. Photo by Suzy Starlite © 2015
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