FISHING TOURISIM IN VALENCIA REGION
The Valencia Region is a Spanish Mediterranean region with 510 km of coastline. It is an easily accessible destination that, however, hides numerous and attractive leisure proposals that you can enjoy at any time of the year.
Its fishermen tradition is anchored in its 22 fishing ports, and is easily recognizable through its gastronomy, its festivals and its tangible and intangible cultural heritage.
JÁVEA / XÀBIA
Jávea (Xàbia in Valencian language) is a near 30.000 people city located on the north of the Spanish Mediterranean stretch of coast known as Costa Blanca.It is the nearest peninsular point to the balearic islands, only 90 km from Ibiza.
Enjoy the Mediterranean culture in this privileged enclave, on the seashore, surrounded by capes, cliffs, islets, beaches and coves, which toghether with the mountains, and traditional agricultural crops (wineyards, citrus fruits, almond trees, among others) make up a beautiful landscape.
Guided by Xabia’s fishermen you will live a real working day at sea and:
- Will discover the natural richness of cliffs, beaches, islets and protected marine areas included in the Natura 2000 Network and in the Mediterranean Cetacean Migration Corridor.
- Will be able to spot native birds and, between March and June, dolphins and cetaceans.
- Will experience a day of fishing with traditional gears, knowing first-hand the importance and value of artisanal fishing activity, and how fishermen take care of the sea.
- Will learn how fish is selected and sorted; and
- In addition to getting to know and observe the fishing manoeuvres, you will be able to taste an authentic sailor's lunch with a selection of fresh and local products.
Back to the port, you will also experience the the disembarking and sale of fish at the fish market.
“El Gary” is a 13,5 m long fishing vessel, with a capacity for up to 5 people, dedicated to traditional fishing using mainly trammel gear.