Gata de Gorgos and Pedreguer
Gata owes its name to the Gorgos River (also called the Jalón further up the valley!) which passes through the village before arriving in Jávea. The village has traditionally been associated with agriculture and wickerwork and the production of objects made from wicker is a source of wealth and prosperity. The village is located approximately 8 km from Javea and being slightly inland means that property prices are comparatively cheaper than those of coastal towns. However good road access means you are on the coast in less than 10 minutes.
The main road in Gata attracts many visitors as many of the traditional village houses have been converted into shops selling furniture and accessories. The village is still very much Spanish in character despite the influx of Northern Europeans coming to live in the area.
Pedreguer is a thriving agricultural and commercial town. The village is surrounded by abundant farming land on which fruits and vegetables are grown. Once the leather handbag manufacturing capital of Spain, Pedreguer continues to manufacturer bags, hats and leather goods.
The town is becoming increasingly popular with younger families and Spaniards who are looking for affordable housing. Pedreguer is a fast-growing commuter town, with an excellent road network only five minutes drive from Denia. It is filled with good local restaurants, bars and a selection of shops and its Sunday flea market, previously in Teulada, attracts visitors from far and wide.
For those looking for Spanish fiestas, Pedreguer holds its 10 day festivities in July.