The Hondon Valley, Costa Blanca South
The Hondon Valley (» Map) is a beautiful, tranquil and mountainous area of Costa Blanca South, Spain. The area is very fertile, in fact an argricultural miracle of acres of vineyards, almonds & olive groves. Hondón is very dry and typically gets over 310 days of glorious Spanish sunshine per year! Summer temperatures are typically mid 30° celsius with a cool afternoon breeze. Winter temperatures average about 18° celsius but can be very cool on dull days in January & February (you might need a jacket).
The locals describe the area as "tranquilo". So the Hondon Valley is a great place for that "get-away-from-it-all" holiday or to live peacefully in that typical Spanish mañana lifestyle. Many happily embrace the good clean air, the splendid vistas, the excellent fresh produce and the very cheap local wine... come join us. SALUD ! | Facebook Hondon What's On?
The HONDON.CO.UK website is about the glorious and relatively unspoilt Hondon Valley and surrounding areas. You can read about local tourist events, culture and news.
We also show some local property for rent in Hondon De Las Nieves & Hondon De Los Frailes... kindly sponsored by the local and trusted Estate Agents "Hondon Villas" (Frailes / 30+ years experience and AIPP registered).
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Hondón de las Nieves / Hondon de los Frailes
Hondon de las Nieves is a small village, inland, west of the Alicante Region. It's nearest city is Elche (City of Palms) to the south east or Crevillente (20 min's drive). Nieves and it's very close neighbouring village 'Hondon De Los Frailes' are typical rural Spanish villages: small, quiet, quaint, friendly and have changed very little over the years. The local economy relies heavily on agriculture /farming (it's a very fertile valley), construction / quarrying and foreign property investment.
Table grapes, almonds and salad vegetables are mainly grown in the Hondon area but you will also see many other root crops and fruits grown here, such is this fertile and sunny valley. There area can employ 10,000 casual worker during planting or harvest times. With in easy driving distance are many vineyards that grow, produce and sell local wines (extremely cheaply). Nieves has a world class "Bodegas Cerdá", a local and proud wine merchant. The shop/museum is well worth a look whilst sampling their excellent wines and tapas.
Although in recent austere years there has been a decline, the other dominant industry is construction. There are many limestone quarries here servicing the Costa Blanca building trade for cement products.
Hondon de Las Nieves literally means 'Gorge of the Snow' but not after the weather (we haven't seen any in 9 years)! It is named for the village’s loyalty to their patron... "The Virgin of the Snow". This religious effigy and the local churches are at the heart of village life The 'Virgin' has her very own fiesta dedicated to her. You'll often see posters in village windows or flags in the streets with the Virgin printed on them...
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Hondón de las Nieves - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hondón de las Nieves (en Valencia, El Fondó de les Neus) es una población de la Comunidad Valenciana (España) situada en el suroeste de la provincia.