Jalón (Xaló Valencian dialect) quiet village in the interior of the Costa Blanca. The village is well known for its wine and every Saturday, many visitors go to Jalon to visit the flea market. The car ride to Jalón is beautiful: in the spring you’ll drive past flowering almond trees, in summer the area is beautifully green, whilst in autumn the fall colours are breathtaking and the grapes are ready to be harvested.
Throughout the week, it is pretty quiet in Jalón. Visitors can walk around the old center, of which Calle Mayor and Plaza de Jalón the most important locations. A good reason to visit Jalón is to go and see the wine co-operation, here you can find many wines from the Costa Blanca which can be tasted and bought. Fun fact: good to excellent regional wines do not have to cost more than 2 to 3 euros per liter.
Visiting the market
A touristic hotspot is the weekly flea market in Jalón. Each Saturday, the west part of the village transforms itself into a cosy flea market with approximately 200 stalls. The market starts at 8:00 in the morning and finishes at 14:00 in the afternoon. Part of the flee market consists of stalls where you can find the usual touristic merchandise that other touristic flea markets offer as well, like dresses, sun glasses and bags. However, the part that is worth going visiting is the second hand market, here they sell antiques and vintage goods. Just by carefully browsing you might end up with an unique and interesting purchase. Our recommendation would be: combine the market with a visit to the wine co-operation for a great Saturday morning and finish the day off with a fantastic tapas lunch at Aleluja.