Interesting guide to Bigastro, a village on the Costa Blanca, Alicante, Spain.

Bigastro - Costa Blanca - Spain

Bigastro is a small village and municipal district located in the Vega Baja (Low Fertile Valley) district of the province of Alicante in Spain. Its municipal area covers just 4.10 km2 and it has a population of 6,303 (2006).

Situated on the CV-95 south-east of the town of Orihuela, Bigastro is some 14km away from the beaches of the Costa Blanca and Orihuela Costa. It is approx. 6 km from Orihuela, 60 km from Alicante and 205 km from Valencia.

Though there is evidence of settlements in the area going back to the Bronze Age, the known history of Bigastro only goes back to 1701 when it was founded as the home for some 24 families, relocated from the larger town of Orihuela. It was founded primarily as an agricultural community with a leaning towards hemp and the production of linen, it also became an important area for citrus farming. It later developed some light industry, which continues today.

Near to Bigastro is a recreation area known as La Pedrera, with mountain bike trails, walking trails together with barbeque and camping areas.

Bigastro holds a weekly outdoor market where fresh, locally grown produce can be bought along with the usual clothes and leather goods.

Bigastro has a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants and a pleasant municipal park, with tennis courts, swimming pool and a children's play area.

Written by Adam Smith.

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