The town of La Nucia is located in a privileged place in a crossroads between sea and mountain, 226 meters high and just 9 kilometers from the beaches of Benidorm and Altea. La Nucia is the gateway to the spectacular mountain ring of the Guadalest Valley. Its name comes from the Arabic word “Noziha”, which means “delicious”. Like most towns in the region, it originated in an old Arab farmhouse, where several wars occurred between Christians and Berbers.
La Nucia is a quiet town that is altered every Sunday by the Rastro flea market, a benchmark for lovers of antiques, bargains and trinkets since 1983. After visiting the Rastro market, we can walk through the village and visit the Llavador, drink water in the Font de la Favara, visit the shrines, stroll through its tortuous streets full of picturesque corners or get into the Captivador Trail Network and discover the Educational & Environmental Center (CEM). Another alternative is to enjoy the popular cuisine and typical dishes from the region. If you prefer sports, don’t miss the Camilo Cano Sportive Complex, which has turned La Nucia into the City of Sport.