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Algorfa is quite a surprising little town in that, although small and laid back its sporting facilities are something to boast about.  A sports complex boasting full-size and five-a-side football pitches with all-weather surfaces which are well used by the Algorfa team and the schools and clubs of the town.  Next to it are tennis courts, basketball court, swimming pools and a children’s activity play area.  At the heart of the sports centre is a well presented restaurant and bar which is a meeting place for friends during the day and a well patronised restaurant in the evening and especially on weekends. Laid back or energetic?  The choice is yours.

Algorfa Town Square is so typical of the many in Spain, with a generous central area which serves as a festival focus, market place and for lazy chill out sessions at one of the cafes and bars that skirt its edges.  There’s a bank, a post office and the local government offices (Ajuntamiento) which also houses the Policia Local.  This year new LED street lights were installed around the square as were four huge  new sun canopies at one end.  The whole town is surrounded by vast orange and lemon groves which are the town’s main income generators.  Within two miles is the exclusive La Finca golf and residential complex with its executive lifestyle.

Look out of almost any window in Algorfa and you will likely be able to see

the orange and lemon groves.  They are a fabulous sight, radiating from the town as far as the eye can see.   Approaching Algorfa, from Le Finca, you crest a hill and there before you is a patchwork of groves; and there in the middle is the town.  I stopped and watched as the local farmers planted a new grove high on a hill above the town and marvelled at the symmetry of the planting.  

On the west side of town is La Ermita, Algorfa's Monestary, nestling in the Vega Baja of Alicante Province.  The focus of the many festivals held in Algorfa and surrounding area.  Work is nearly complete on the restoration of this beautiful building. The walk from the road to the church winds up through a pine tree lined walkway.  


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