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All that jazz: The smouldering, soul-filled festivals rocking the Mediterranean
Thursday, August 4, 2022 @ 8:40 PM

JAZZING up your summer, Spain's east coast is aflame with music this August: Two much-loved festivals barely 10 kilometres apart mean the final full month of summer is always an excellent time to plan a trip to the beautiful, cosmopolitan enclave known as the Marina Alta.

An earlier edition of Jávea Jazz Festival (also called Xàbia Jazz) in a photo by Jávea town hall

Home to well over 100 nationalities, but still very 'typically Spanish', tastefully built up on its coastline and with pine-covered, mountainous green wilderness just minutes inland hiding a multitude of villages that feel as though the passage of time took a detour and circumnavigated them – think working donkeys, whole families living off their cherry orchards and vineyards, and life revolving around the local bar where everyone knows your name – the northernmost shire in the province of Alicante sees several worlds collide.

Beach towns such as Dénia – the Marina Alta's capital – JáveaCalpeBenissaBenitatxell and Teulada-Moraira are lively in summer, quiet and pleasant in every other season, multi-national and multi-cultural (although we're not talking about a 'little Britain' of chip shops or pubs with Union Jacks flying; a mix of European and wider-world influences maintain a discreet and harmonious presence with the ever-evolving 'real Spain'), oozing with history, attractive, bright and colourful; smaller coastal villages such as El Verger and Els Poblets, close to the Valencia-province border, retain their close-knit community feel.


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