‘’So I bought me a ticket. I got on a plane to Spain’’

Joni Mitchell

In many ways, the Sierra Aitana mountain range has, over the centuries, defined Sella. Today, it means this inland village, only fifteen minutes from the Mediterranean coast, is one of the premier climbing locations in the Valencia region.

And for those of you who enjoy the lure of a coast and country vacation, there is probably no better place. With six bars, a couple of shops, two bakers and a chemist, you can remain in the village for the duration of your stay and relish a real Spain experience.

Once you begin to get itchy feet head for Villajoyosa, one of Costa Blanca’s best beach resorts, where you can relax on a sunbed, shaded by a parasol, reading that book you bought at the airport!

Sella, Costa Blanca

Aside from being a magnet for the UK climbing community, drawn to the perfect limestone formations of Aitana, Sella is renowned for its dedication to the Valencian sport of pilota. Often played in the streets and squares, the village comes to life with the sound and fury of this ancient game.

If you are here with the kids there are plenty of easy-to-moderate walks; the 6km circular Water Route commencing from the village is a favourite. There are also some interesting places to visit on foot such as The Old Mill and the natural pool and picnic site at Font Major.

If you are inclined to a little more adventure, organised downhill bike rides are available and a few miles up the CV-770 road you will find Sierra Aitana Safari Park, a further attraction to make Sella a great place for a holiday.

La Ruta del Agua, Sella

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