Gata de Gorgos is a funky inland village of the Marina Alta which sits on the banks of the river Gorgos, also called the river Jalon.
It is a small market town located on the northern Costa Blanca set inland in-between the inland towns of Pedreguer and Teulada.
Its traditional craft of producing goods from esperto grasses, wicker and palms made this small town famous. The streets are full of antiques shops and craft shops.
The goods are displayed on the street creating an interesting mixture of colours and shape and resulting in a peculiar sight. The town is indeed the ‘bazaar’ of the Costa Blanca and Gata de Gorgos is the place to go for shopping. The high street is cluttered with basket ware, handicrafts and goods. You can experience here the art of the craftsman at work while producing goods of baskets, hats, table mats and furniture. At the end of September many tourists come here to attend a famous artisan fair which is worth a visit!
Gata de Gorgos is also known for producing guitars and ceramic works, but it is the Moscatel grapes which gave the population its bread and butter. Using very traditional methods from Muslin times, the grapes are transformed into the notable Moscatel Raisins.
The market day in Gata de Gorgos is on a Friday, with many stalls selling fresh fruits and vegetables as well as other locally-made goods and produce to taste!
Gata is a good starting point for exploring the northern Costa Blanca. The closest beach belonging toJavea is only about 5 kilometres away. In fact Javea is a popular seaside resort at the foot of the Montgo mountain with beautiful beaches, lovely restaurants, bars and beach shops.
The bigger town of Denia is close too and is famous for its beautiful marina, the castle and a good fast ferry connections to Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca and Formentera.
Golfing lovers will be able to play at the Marriott Resort and Spa with its golf course – just a five minute drive away. Javea golf courses are also close to Gata.
Gata de Gorgos is on the northern Costa Blanca which has a fantastic weather for most of the year. Certainly in the summertime Gata shiones as there is no rainfall and mostly the days are bright and clear with amazing blue skies.
Getting to Gata de Gorgos:
It is easy because the N-322 goes right through the town. So you can also easily access the AP-7 autoroute/motorway if you are coming from either Alicante airport or Valencia airport. Both are one hours drive away.
For further Information check:
Gata de Gorgos Tourist Office (Oficina de Turismo)
Address: Avenida Marina Alta 14, 03740, Gata de Gorgos, (Alicante – Alacant)
Telephone: +34 965757317
Opening Times: Winter, from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 18:00 h. Saturdays from 10:00 to 13:00 h. Summer, from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 13:00 h. and 17:00 to 20:00 h. Saturdays from 10:00 to 13:00 h.