Oliva is situated in a privileged part of the Mediterranean, with numerous and wonderful beaches of fine golden sand and shallow waters. Stretching out for almost 10 km, and backed almost entirely by dunes which separate the orange groves from the sea, they are known all around Europe for their unrivalled beauty and quality. The warm weather and the wide range of services available make the beaches of Oliva the perfect destination to enjoy a holiday at any time of the year.
Situated in the south-west of the Valencian province, Oliva is the second most important town in the region of La Safor. The yacht club and the marina provide opportunity for water sports including windsurfing and sailing. The many modern campsites are excellently located, for the numerous followers of this practice. The town of Oliva also offers an 18-hole golf course. Also worth mentioning is the Pego-Oliva Fen Nature Reserve, an area of wetlands with abundant indigenous animals and plants of great ecological value. The offer of Oliva is dressed, finally, with a great selection in terms of dining out, accommodation for all tastes and a well preserved old centre to visit.
From secluded to cosmopolitan and vibrant seaside, Oliva offers:
Terranova beach is seen as one of the Mediterranean’s last few remaining unspoilt beaches, offering a magnificent landscape on its entire length of 1750 metres.
Pau-Pi is the most traditional summer holiday area of all the beaches, and includes a playing area with plenty of games for children. Along Avenida del Mar Mediterráneo, you can enjoy the beach atmosphere in a lively pedestrian area with restaurants, ice cream parlours and diverse local shops.
Aigua Blanca beach, surrounded by natural sand dunes and also with its own promenade, serves as a connection between the seaside and the new, elegant residential areas with low population density and high quality features. This beach also has a choice selection of restaurants and pretty beach bars where you can have a drink in the shade without losing sight of the sea.
Rabdells is a kind of unspoilt beach, surrounded by a ridge of dunes. The pre-dunes and the dunes offer plenty of secluded places where you can sunbathe in peace. There’s a track which runs along the top of the dunes and offers a pleasant stroll. There are campsites located in this area with direct access to the beach, so that you can enjoy your holidays outdoors.
At Aigua Morta beach the dunes, which carry on all along the beach and leave behind rustic and camping areas, open up to give way towards the sea to the river Bullent, thus providing a change of bathing water from the sea’s salt water to the fresh fishing water of the river. This is where the Oliva Nova residential area can be found, with all its attractive sports opportunities: the 18-hole golf course, from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the sea and mountains, and the football area, with four natural pitches used by international professional teams.
Oliva’s southernmost beach, at the border with the district of Dénia, is Les Deveses, ideal for practicing sailing sports, thanks to the so-called “Garbí” wind which blows in from the Montgó mountain, bringing with it fresh air, even in the hottest months of the summer.
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