Jesus Pobre is a traditional Spanish village with modern day facilities that is conveniently situated between the coastal towns of Denia and Javea that retains a bygone country feel yet is only minutes away from the 5 star Marriott Spar Hotel and the La Sella Golf Course.

This small village with its narrow streets, traditional townhouses and pleasing modern urbanization is dominated by the Montgo Mountain and National Park Area. It is hidden among the beautiful woodlands and flat valley that spreads towards the sea with orange, almond and olives trees.

It is believed that the city got its name due o the image of Jesus Pobre. The image is still saved in one of its churches since ancient times. The city is especially known for large numbers of its churches and the ancient buildings that are still there. Father Peter is supposed to be behind the foundation of current city. The main source of income for most citizens of the town is agriculture. Mainly, almond, carob and olive trees are grown on the agricultural lands. Also you can find grape vines in abundance in this town. The town has a weekly Farmers’ Market where locally produced products and baked goods are sold.

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Fiestas in Jesus Pobre

This village has many Fiestas, beginning in January with the arrival of the Three Kings, the celebration of Santo Antonio Abbot, the wine festival and the main festival lasting 10 days with a fun and varied program of street parties, bull running and live music. On the 9th of October (the day of the Valencians) you will enjoy a wonderful Village party and music well into the late evening.

The Sunday market in Jesus Pobre


The Sunday Market in Jesus Pobre ( El Mercado del Riurau ) develops around an existing structure known as riurau. The riuraus are rural constructions characteristic of the Marina Alta, with the function to allow the drying of the raisins from the grapes that, arranged over hurdles, received the warm prevailing winds and were protected from the dew of the night until going dry like a raisin.

The market is a meeting place where you can get to know farmers, bakers, artisans and creatives who show their product without intermediaries. You can find here fruits and vegetables, honey and wine, meat and cheese specialties, baked delicacies – all of them coming from the land around Jesús Pobre.

The sunday market of local products and handicrafts was established here in 2013, and it is being held each Sunday. The stalls vary, changing every Sunday, so the products are different, except for those that you can find inside the building of the riurau, which are the same.

Hiking in Jesus Pobre


There are many nature walks around the village of Jesus Pobre that take in the surrounding woodlands and orange groves or for the more enthusiastic ones amongst us a trek to the “Cross” or peak of the Montgo Mountain, where on a clear day the views are truly stunning. The surrounding landscape is dominated by the Montgó Mountain and National Park Area, and Jesús Pobre is almost hidden amongst the beautiful woodlands and flat valley that spreads towards the sea with vineyards and orange, almond and olives trees. There are many nature walks around that take in the surrounding woodlands and orange groves or trek to the “Cross” or peak of the Montgó Mountain, where on a clear day the views are truly stunning.

Travel to Jesus Pobre

From Alicante or Valencia Airports follow the main Motorway AP7 exit at Junction 62 signposted to Javea, Ondara and Denia. As you drive through the toll booth take the first right hand turn to the N332 sign posted Alicante. Stay on this road for 3 junctions and follow signs for Javea CV734 at the roundabout turn left to Jesus Pobre/La Sella Golf CV738. Approx 1 hour.

Bus from Alicante to Denia and change at Denia bus station to Jesus Pobre.

Tram from Alicante to Denia there are voluntary stops at La Xara, if you do not have a car organise a taxi from La Xara to take you to Jesus Pobre.

Airports near to Jesus Pobre

Alicante is the best-placed airport for travel abroad, and like any major city, offers a variety of destinations and price points for the budget conscious. The working day is often seasonal, with later opening hours over the summer months, and many businesses still close during traditional siesta hours.

Alicante AirportAlicante Airport (IATA: ALC, ICAO: LEAL), also known as Alicante-Elche Airport, is currently the fifth largest airport in Spain and is the gateway to the Costa Blanca resort region, serving both the Valencia Community and the Region of Murcia. It is located 9 kilometres southwest of Alicante city. Growing in size continuously over the past years, in March 2011 the airport got a brand new terminal building, replacing the old two terminals. Read more about Alicante Airport

Corvera Murcia Airport is a new Airport in Murcia. Several airlines are flying in and out of Corvera Murcia Airport, covering an increasing number of flight routes. Corvera replaces Murcia San Javier Airport (for civilian flights) and is also run by AENA (the official airport authority). It has significant scope to handle many more additional routes.

Valencia Airport ( VLC ) also known as Manises Airport, is the tenth-busiest Spanish airport in terms of passengers and second in the region after Alicante. It is situated 8 km (5.0 mi) west of the city of Valencia, in Manises. The airport has flight connections to about 20 European countries and 5.79 million passengers passed through the airport in 2016.

A new regional terminal, expanded car parking facilities and apron area have been recently constructed in time for the 2007 America’s Cup. The runway has been also lengthened by 50 m (160 ft). The airport has one terminal and one runway. The former runway 04/22 is not in use and has no ILS but has a helipad at the southwestern end.

It is the main base of Iberia’s regional carrier Air Nostrum. Irish low-cost airline Ryanair used the airport as a hub since 2007 but decided to close it in November 2008 following a dispute over subsidies by the airport authorities. Since then the airline has continued to operate out of Valencia but as a relatively large destination airport, and not a base. Read more about Valencia Airport

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