Pinoso, the best of both worlds!
- Sight Seeing 90% 90%
- Food 80% 80%
- Transportation 60% 60%
- Activities 80% 80%
Area: Costa Blanca Inland
Feature: Red Wine
People: Mainly Spanish
Considering moving to Spain and want the best of both world’s?
If your dream is to live a typically Spanish lifestyle whilst being only 25 minutes from Alicante airport and 45 minutes from a city and the beautiful beaches of the Costa Blanca. Pinoso is the village for you.
Named after the wonderful pine trees that cover the mountainous region, El Pinos as it is called in Spanish, has a beauty all of its own. Due to the olives, almonds and vines that are grown in Pinoso, it provides its residents with seasonal views, and a particularly nice time of year is February when the pink almond blossom is in abundance.
The village has developed its amenities over the years, as more internationals have fallen in love with the area. Local Spanish bars and restaurants sit comfortably alongside shops and there is also a theatre with regular productions.
If you like an active lifestyle you won’t be disappointed with the Sports centres and gymnasium’s and supporting the outdoor life there are football pitches, tennis courts and of course many country and mountainous walks for the really adventurous.
Health is a way of life in this region and whilst it offers both Mediterranean cuisine and activities there are still medical centres and dentists to make sure you keep you keep yourself in tip top condition.
Due to it being positioned in a valley it is no surprise to hear that Pinoso is famous for its red wine, produced from the Monastrell grape, it also provides a couple of nice sweet dessert wines, perfect for after a siesta when you are taking in the views of the pinky hues of the blossom.
Not content with it’s wine production Pinoso belongs to a region that manufactures marble and salt, making it prosperous. In fact it produces 97% of the 25% of the marble that comes from Spain.
The centre of Pinoso is very typical of a Spanish village and is wrapped around the clock tower.The clock itself was made in Madrid and needs to be wound up every 24 hours.
Fiesta’s are a way of life in Spain and the Spanish need no excuse to get together with their family and friends to party. And you can expect to always be made welcome and quickly feel part of the community. August in Pinoso is a time of celebration and should not be missed. From dawn to dusk the whole village and those local to it, hold market stalls with an abundance of food and drink, music and dancing. February sees the fiesta Dia del villazgo, a celebration of its independence from Monovar a neighbouring town, which happened in 1826.
Close to Pinoso you will find the equally beautifull towns of Elda, Jumilla and Yecla which due to the terrain are all famous for the wine produce. The city of Elche is also close by and offers all the attractions of a city with shops and also fabulous buildings of historical importance.
Slightly inland we have the Spa towns of Fortuna and Archena, with their natural and therapeutic spring waters which make them highly popular with locals and visitors alike.
To enjoy this region to its fullest, why not consider a country finca, with its fabulous views, or maybe a central apartment or town house right in the village, where you can experience Spanish life at its best.