Nearby to Pinoso and The Manor House
Local villages have traditional annual fiestas; where typically there is singing, dancing, food, drink, and a general feeling of goodwill, and 'isn't life here wonderful'. Fiesta’s involve entire communities and are a pleasure to watch and be part of (if you wish). Festivities can run well into the night and are always well organised to include people of all ages.
Interesting towns and villages near to Pinoso include Jumilla, Novelda, Elche, La Romana, Villena, Yecla, Abanilla and Fortuna.
Pinoso is approx 24km from Fortuna, here you can find steam rooms, water therapy services, swimming pools, hot springs and massage facilities. Fortuna also has some interesting scenery rather than the lunar landscapes!!
Valencia is situated approx 45kms inland from Alicante within the popular Costa Blanca region.
Elche for the capital of Palm trees.
The Benidorm and Torrevieja resorts are within relatively easy reach and are full of attractions for the young at heart.
A short drive away is the famous wine making town of Jumilla (Murcia region).
Yecla, Jumilla and Fortuna are all within half an hour of Pinoso, offering a real taste of what Spain used to be like.
Elche (also known as the city of palms) is 30 minutes drive and has a beautiful municipal park and museums. Also great for shopping, it has boutique style shops and a collection of high street names in the centre. Out of town it has a shopping mall called L' Aljub, the El Corte Ingles department store and the Salvador Artesano shoe factory.
You will find plenty to do in this beautiful region of Spain.
Wine making is one of the largest industries within the region and you can drive for miles with vines along both sides of the road. Many of the Bodegas sell their wines at ridiculously low prices and there are festivals during the summer months where the roads literally run with wine. The meaning of bodega is different depending on your location. If you are in Spain, a bodega is a wine warehouse.
The area around Pinoso is still mostly used for agricultural purposes. Grape vines are the most widely grown crop, the Monastrell variety being one of the most popular and this produces some excellent quality red wines for which the area is renowned.
The wine of Jumilla can be found in most UK supermarkets and the town holds it's famous wine fiesta each August, during which the madding crowd is sprayed with wine whilst sampling the free local “vino” and the fountain in the main square flows freely with local claret in abundance.
The neighbouring towns of Elda, Elche (Alicante region), Jumilla and Yecla (Murcia region) aside from winemaking are also famous for the manufacture of leather goods which include, amongst other things, luxury furniture and shoes.