Holiday in Pego for its historic charm, beautiful countryside and mountain views
Pego is a district and market town in the province of Alicante, situated inland from the coastal town of Denia, surrounded by a fertile valley of orange groves. As a typical Valencian resort, Pego has a history dating back to Roman times, with a scattering of ancient settlements throughout the countryside. The Blue Flag beaches of the Costa Blanca's coastal town Oliva are just 15 minutes away and there are plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes along the way. For history buffs, the town has a beautiful 18th century Renaissance church, formerly a mosque. Take a stroll down Portal de Sala, the last remaining of Pego's three ancient gates, with stonework from the 12th century. Bring memories of this typically Andalucian town home with you, with a visit to the local open-air market, held every Thursday, where the streets are filled with stalls selling everything from leather goods to handmade jewellery. Should you fancy a change of scenery and livelier crowds, the nearby resort of Javea is a 30 minute drive away and a definite must-see to tick off your sightseeing list is the stunning Rull Cave, located just 15km away from Pego.