Nearby Towns & Villages, Hondon Valley Areas

This map shows the main local towns and villages in which Hondon Villas SL operate. The Hondón Valley is about 30 minutes inland from Alicante Airport.

Our office is situated in the main square of Hondon de los Frailes at Calle Juan Carlos #24 (near the corner restaurant & opposite the Town Hall).

NOTES: Click/Pinch/Mouse to Zoom or view Pin Locations… Google Maps may identify Hondón de las Nieves in it’s old name of “El Fondo de la Neus”.

VIEW SPANISH PROPERTY HERE: We have villas, homes, apartments and fincas for sale in the following Spanish towns and villages: | Abanilla | Albatera | Alenda Golf | Alguena | Alicante | Aspe | Barbarroja | Barinas | Benferri | Canada del la Lena | Canada del Trigo | Crevillente | El Canton | Elche | Fortuna | Hondon de las Nieves | Hondon de los Frailes | La Canalosa | La Matanza | La Romana | Macisvenda | Monforte del Cid | Monovar | Novelda | Pinoso | Salinas | Sax | We are in the Hondon Valley. Spanish Property Agent. Looking for Hondon Villas in Dutch / Nederlands?

And nearby is ….

  • Nearest city is Elche, “the city of palms” and well worth a visit
  • Alicante Airport (30minutes) | Murcia San Javea Airport – 55 minutes
  • Health Clinics and Hospitals in Aspe, Novelda, Elda and Alicante
  • Private Doctors nearby
  • l’Aljub retail malls, food halls and entertainment in Elche (20 minutes)
  • El Corte Ingles (department store) in Elche and Alicante
  • Leisure Centres in Aspe and Hondon de las Nieves
  • Sports gym and fitness groups in Frailes
  • Supermarkets in Nieves, Aspe, Albatera, Elche, Crevillente
  • Cinema & Theatre in Elche
  • Open air markets in abundance – local ones are on Weds & Saturday
  • Coast and Beach 25/30 minutes

Bars / Restaurants in/near Hondon de los Frailes

Novelda Magdalena Church
Novelda Church
  • Veintiocho 28 Restaurant : Plaza, Hondon de los Frailes – Restaurant and bar, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner most days
  • La Buena Vida : International Cuisine Restaurant in Hondon de los Frailes Plaza
  • Bar Caramel : Bar, snacks and music (main road Frailes)
  • Infinity: Restaurant. Avenida Constitucion #8, Hondon de los Frailes
  • El Nuevo Valle : Frailes Plaza, Sports TV bar, lunch, dinner, pizza, snacks
  • Tipsy Terrace : Bar, snacks and meals. Open everyday.
  • Bar Pepin : Frailes, Main road. daily food, drinks, bingo and quiz
  • Punjabi Virsa : Frailes Plaza. Sit-in or takeaway curries and Asian cuisine
  • El Fogon : Barbarroja Bar, restaurant, events and music venue. Private parties catered for
  • Finca El Romana : Barbarroja based restaurant, bar and guest house

Bars / Restaurants in/near Hondon de las Nieves

  • La Finca Montanosa : Hotel and restaurant, on the Hondon urbanization
  • Bocadito Gourmet Restaurant: Spanish menu – Nieves Plaza
  • Texas Ranch : Americana – Nieves Plaza
  • La Font : Nieves Plaza (near the fountain
  • Bombay Indian Restaurant : Nieves Plaza
  • Central Bar : Nieves Plaza bar, restaurant, BBQ, cafe, music and quiz
  • Bodegas Cerda : Wine merchant in Nieves, museum and tasting groups
  • Solo Hazlo : Bar Restaurant in Hondon de las Nieves Plaza
  • Restaurante Polideportivo : Fish restaurant next to the sport centre, Nieves

A Place in the Sun New Series

A Place in the Sun is returning to Channel 4 with a new series!

We’re all in need of a bit of escapism at the moment, so from Monday 11th May these new episodes be transporting you to sunnier climes for an hour each weekday with our all star line-up of presenters!

Tune in to Channel 4 at 3pm every day for four weeks of brand new episodes full of sun, sea and property hunting. The usual APITS crew will be presenting episodes across the globe.

Danni Menzies, Laura Hamilton, Jonnie Irwin, Jasmine Harman, Scarlette Douglas, Ben Hillman and Jean Johansson will be searching for the perfect properties for their househunters across Spain, Portugal, the Canary Islands and France.

And in the first week of episodes we’ll be heading to Costa Almeria, Tenerife, Costa Dorada, Portugal’s Silver Coast and Sucina.
Article : APITS Blog (6th May 2020)

Ethnographic Museum coming to Hondón Nieves

Hondón de las Nieves completes the remodelling works of its Ethnographic Museum
C2020 Article : https://www.diarioinformacion.com/

The local town hall has invested 400,000 euros in the project between the acquisition of the property and the subsequent adaptation of the facilities to showcase local culture and customs. No completion date is given as yet.
reports Èlia Armero 02/15/2020 | 22:26

c2020 Image c/o Diario Información

Acquisition and Costs: The historian Ramón Santonja who is supervising the projecy says the reformed building will house the new cultural space of the area and was acquired by the Hondón de las Nieves Council a few years ago for an amount of about 200,000 euros. Along with the purchase of the main property, an exterior space annexed to the building was also obtained. In total, the budget dedicated to this project, between the purchase and the renovation works, amounts to more than 400,000 euros.

This large estate is located on Calle San José, in the Rabal area, and is dated from the 1950s. It was an old winery and oil mill that had been closed for many years. With regard to the terraces attached to the building, it should be noted that “it has been used to carry out various events, such as the Fondó Verd, an ecological fair and a children’s cinema. Also, part of that space is already being used as an urban garden.

Work in Progress: The restoration work of this future Museum began “by cleaning the interior and maintaining the original parts of the winery and the oil mill that was inside and that, to this day, remain.” The intention is “to reuse the maximum architectural elements of the original construction,” says Santonja, thus retaining some of it’s original character.

Also, “the roof has been changed and the upper part of the walls have also been reinforced because they were badly deteriorated, as well as the wooden beams, which have all been changed”, so the roof “is completely new.” However, “there are still a few months of work” and, at the moment, there is no date for its inauguration yet A building that will house the history, archaeology, historical and anthropological heritage related to Hondón de las Nieves.

Ethnographic: adjective: ethnographic, ethnographical
Relating to the scientific description of local peoples and cultures with their customs, habits, and mutual differences.

Santa Magdalena, Novelda Church – A Must See!

The Santuario de Santa Magdalena on the outskirts of Novelda is a 20/30 minute drive from the Hondón Valley. It’s well worth a visit and is an interesting piece of architecture overlooking the town and the new high-speed railway to Madrid.

As you can see from the picture here the external masonry is very “Gaudi-esk” in style, similar to the iconic buildings of Barcelona. You will marvel at the ornate work on the outside but if it is open you should also peek inside as it is equally as beautiful and features the only 70 piece marble pipe organ in the world. On the day we went the organist was there and proudly played a few hymns. An awesome sound.

Along side the church is also a triangular keep (tower) and grounds. It has limited opening times so check the link below before setting off. It is best seen on calm warm sunny day like we did… it’s definitely worth a look. Maybe you could combine this with a trip to the Novelda town market, usually a Wednesday.

Google Map here
Find out more on TripAdvisor

A Quick Guide to Albatera

Albatera (see Google Map), an historic Spanish City and municipality located close to the Vega Baja del Segura. It is in the province of Alicante, part of the Valencian Community on the Costa Blanca South, Spain. Albatera comes from the words “Alba”, meaning Spanish and “Terra”, meaning land. Albatera basically means “Spanish Land”.

Albatera Town Hall: The Albatera Ayuntimiento have more information online:
» More about Albatera here: Albatera Tourist Information or try here.

Geography: Albatera has an area of 66.5 km2 and according to the last census 2005, has an approx’ population of 12,000 inhabitants. It is near to the towns of Crevillente, Orihuela, San Isidro (Train Station), Catral and Cox.

The closest airport to Albatera is Alicante (L’Altet) at around 38 kilometres (35 minutes drive), although San Javier Airport (Murcia) is also easily drivable. The postcode for Albatera is 03340. Road access to Albatera is usually the E-15 (A-7) and N-340 roads.

Weather and Economy: The climate is typical Mediterranean, with an average annual temperature of 19ºC, reaching 30+ in the summer with over 300 days of sunshine per year. The economy of Albatera is mainly based on trading “confección costura” (Clothing Manufacture) and farming/agriculture. You cannot fail to spot the acre upon acre of crops such as lemons, oranges, figs and olives… and they are delicious!

Culture and Events: The population are mostly Castilian speakers, although there is a push to speak the Valencian language now. The main town hosts mainly Spanish, Hispanics and North Africans. However, the surrounding “Campo” has many homes of retired northern Europeans such as the British and Dutch who own either holiday villas or have migrated for the “Spanish Dream”.

Catholic Church:The most important and central monument in the city is the baroque Catholic church built in 1727 which is the centre piece of the main Plaza. Also important is the Sanctuary of the Patroness of the Virgen del Rosario or Aurora, who is celebrated on the first Sunday of October by the “Brotherhood of Our Lady”. Albatera has a long history of cultural tradition such as traditional music, with two local bands, a choir and parish choirs.

Fiestas: Albatera, like many Spanish cities/towns, offer a week of Fiestas for the community (the whole family can join in). The main and colourful parade event being the “Moors and Christians”, which are spectacular, a “must see”. The Semana Santa (Easter) is also a very religious and a busy time for the city. The festivities in honour of the town’s patron St. James, are usually held the week of July 25th. Albatera is still developing with the construction in recent years of the House of Culture in the “Parque de la Huerta” (30,000 m2), the House of Music and more sports facilities (including a new public outdoor pool).

Nature: As Albatera is surrounded by mountains and natural parks (Parque de Montana) it boasts excellent outdoor activities such as walking/hiking such as the “Rambla de la Sal”, cycling and shooting sports. They have also recently built an outdoor communal swimming pool.

Come visit the Hondon Valley… with beautiful mountain views, the vineyards and 300+ Days of glorious Spanish sunshine per year!

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The Local Hub: Hondón’s Saturday Market

Watch the video to see the popular and typical Saturday morning (market day) in Hondón de las Nieves’ main plaza.

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One of the nicest days to visit the Hondon Valley is on Market Day, every Saturday in the lovely Hondon de las Nieves…. You can shop for fresh produce or clothes, meet with friends for drinks or just enjoy the tranquil ambience over a brandy, coffee or a tostada or a selection of tapas. Hondon Villas wish you The Good Life!

The main two villages of Hondon de las Nieves and Hondon de los Frailes nest in the beautiful Hondon Valley. For decades they have grown an abundance of agricultural delights such as Grapes, Almonds and Olives (the main economy). Hondon is surrounded by an expanse of stunning mountain views and traditional arid Spanish countryside. These excellent vistas are a delight in all seasons!

Healthy Meditterraen Diet

Take a walk or drive through the country roads and you will just marvel at the changing light, shadows and picturesque skies. The Hondon Valley is well known for its mild climate and pleasant summer breezes, which is very welcoming in those hot summer months when temperatures rarely fall below 30 degrees.

The region enjoys sunshine in excess of 310 days per year, where the air is very clean and the pace of life slow. Hondon offers a very peaceful and stress free life.

So please, come take a look at the Valley of the Vines, drink the local wine under the bluest of skies and feel the warmth of the Spanish sun on your face … and you’re hooked! We were! We love it! :-)

INTERESTED? CONTACT HONDON VILLAS: Email: property @ hondonvillas.net
Tel: OFFICE: (0034) 965 075 357

Brits Wanting to Live in Spain… Be Ready!

Approx’ 1 million Brits are living in Spain. We love it! Which means it is very doable and most of the headaches or hurdles have been conquered by those that have taken the plunge already. Good news indeed for new foreign workers and overseas home owners to this lovely part of Europe.

AIPP Badge 5 Years for Hondo Villas, Spain

Hondon Villas can help of course and we have good connections and contacts who will assist you with legal paperwork, language, lifestyle, utilities, moving in and beyond. Let us know… 100% well be able to guide you for our geographical area. Our AIPP membership makes us duty bound to give you good, well meaning and honest info’ .

Get the Knowledge First:
Of course there is lots to know and learn about the differences from one country to another. Spain has many, especially around property, work, legalities and culture. So, if you are thinking of coming here, then the more preparation and research you do before hand will help relieve the stress of your important life changing decision. Indeed, good knowledge will save you valuable time and possible minimise the costs you’ll incur to be here. Get wise and read up.

Speaking Spanish:
Of course knowing the language is going to help a lot. It’ll speed things up and you’ll feel more in control. Having said that most foreigners in our area DO NOT speak Spanish so well and rely on interpreters but most lawyers and agents communicate in English in this area, such is the demand. You’ll get by but learning Spanish will help you integrate more.

Government Help:
Both the Spanish and UK Governments have online help, official channels, consulates and experts in various fields to help along your journey. You’ll need to know how to change residency and register for health services or tax. The good news is, in Spain for a relatively small charge there are Gestors / Lawyers and Accountants that can help with all this.
> UK Gov “Living Abroad”
> UK Gov “Living In Spain”
> Citizen Advice Bureau, Spain

Property Buyer’s Guides:
Many real estate agents and well-known portals, like A Place in the Sun have property buyer’s guides that can be downloaded and read online. The AIPP/AIPO have your interests at heart and provide a list of approved agents and many useful downloads on property overseas. They also offer some FREE legal Advice.
> AIPO Website
> A Place in The Sun website (Buying, currency, legal, mortgages, viewing trips, tax)
> Righmove Overseas Buyer’s Guide

Property Exhibitions:
If you prefer to talk face-to-face, then before you buy or even come over to Spain, you could attend Property Shows and Trade Exhibitions, etc to meet experts and advisors. The large UK venues like Olympia, NEC, ExCel, etc are a good place to start. There are still some UK agents offering Inspection Tours (3~5 day trips to look at areas and houses).

Check you local press or search online for these exhibitions near you, they can really help fire you up to an overseas move and put your mind at rest that there is lots of help out there. You’ll be able to get specific advice rather than generic help online, by emailing or calling your questions to agents, lawyers, tax experts, employment agencies, etc. So make a list of concerns or questions pertaining to your circumstances and then find the expert you need to get answers.

Interact with Online Blogs, Groups and Social Media:
Up-to-date information is key as Spain does tend to change rules and laws around property and its related topics. There are lots of social media groups to ask Expats or experts about the areas you are interested in. We run the “Hondon What’s On” page, our own Hondón property Facebook page and have a Hondon Villas Blog. But find one that suits you where you can interact with people already living in the area. It’s worth the time and effort.

Jasmine - A Place in the Sun

Read Books and Magazines:
There are also plenty of paperback books on life in Spain, buying or investing in Spanish Property available on Amazon or other eBook formats. Book stores will have some or can order them for you. Make sure they are up-to-date though.

One of the most popular monthly magazines on overseas property is the A Place in the Sun magazine. Well worth it for buying tips, hot properties and locational info’. You can buy this in newsagents or order online to be delivered to your door.
> Amazon UK : Books on Buying Property In Spain

If you need to ask us a question or are concerned about buying property in the Hondon Valley area, in any way here are the main points of contact.
WEBSITE: WWW.HONDONVILLAS.NET
OFFICE: +34 965 075 357
MOBILE: +34 683 635 339
EMAIL: agent@hondonvillas.net
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/hondonvillas/

Help from the Citizens Advice Bureau, Spain

CAB Spain is wonderful online resource for all things living in Spain. They are a minefield of information. They write, publish and answer Expat’s question of laws, lifestyle and cultural aspects when living here in Spain. And it is run by a team of awesome dedicated people as volunteers. if they don’t know the answer to your questions they have the connections to find out.

Citizens Advice Bureau Spain helping the Spanish Community

Anyone can join ( this to include visitors, expatriates and Spaniards alike ) their service or read their blogs and social media channels (Facebook page). If you find their advice and services useful then you can make a donation (small or large) to help with their website running costs. DONATE HERE

Here’s what they say about their services:

We [ CAB Spain ] are confident that you will find the website both informative and useful. The site will assist you with all aspects relating to living, visiting, owning a holiday home or investing in Spain.

Our aim is to provide independent advice, information and support for all interested citizens in Spain, this to include visitors, expatriates and Spaniards alike. We cover all regions of Spain, the Balearic’s and Canary Islands. We believe that such an organisation is imperative, especially for hundreds of thousands of non-Spanish residents, who often struggle to understand their rights in a complex bureaucracy with the existing and ever changing laws and rules.

We are an apolitical concern but with our growing membership intend to become a strong enough force to be able to lobby for our rights here where we are habitual residents. We are also aware that Spain also needs a functional and serious consumer protection agency.

The services we provide are free via emails phone calls, legal clinics, social media but we accept donations to keep us afloat. There is also a private section “Ask for Advice” for donating members. Citizens Advice Bureau Spain is a registered charity, a Spanish Non-Profit/NPO/ONG organisation (Registration nº 11253).

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