Oliva is located on Spain's western coast, almost on the limit of the province of Alicante. Oliva beach is about 1.5 km away from town, and is mainly a residential and summer beach town. What's different from the other beach towns (Gandia, Cullera, etc.) is that it has a small population density, even in the summer, which lets you stay over night in the area to always be close to the water. It's a 10 km-long beach with very fine and is bordered by natural sand dunes.
I enjoyed the beach while my daughters were on their summer camp. I can remember it offered: tennis, swimming, workshops, multisport ... Oh, I also participated in one of the local tournaments organized by the club and the great celebration of your special day (day of the club??)
There is nothing better than a relaxing session at the spa to complement a good meal in the restaurant Kiko Port, there is nothing better than a relaxing session in the spa that is also available on site. The facilities are really good, very new and neat. I think the spa has been operating for one year now. At the times I have gone to the spa it was never too crowded. You can do the typical thermal circuit and a massage of 20 minutes for 15 euros. I also love the relaxation room on the top floor, which offers great views of the beach of Oliva.
The square is formed by buildings of great architectural interest, like the town hall, the old pharmacy and the monument to Admiral Gabriel Ciscar i Ciscar, one of the most illustrious citizens of Oliva.
Located on top of the mountain, only 5 minutes from the town of Oliva, is the Tossal Gros. It is a beautiful place, surrounded by pine trees and aromatic shrub. Here you can unwind from the hustle and bustle of the city, getting caught up in the fantastic views of the beach from anywhere on the mountain.
The church as it stands today is the result of several phases in its construction. Of the early Gothic church only part of the baptistery is retained. The largest part of the church was built during the eighteenth century. It is rectangular with domed chapels. The interior is very sober and on the outside you will find the tower and domes.
The house of the Mayans is a family home, illustrated by D.Gregorio Siscar Valencia (1699 - 1781) during his years of residence in his native Oliva. It recreates the living conditions of Mayan family life with a permanent exhibition on "Daily Life in the s. XVIII ". Today it is the House of Culture. It is open Tuesday to Saturday 16 am - 19 pm.
Ciscar was a mathematician, politician and sailor, born in Oliva in 1759. Spain chaired the committee which worked in Paris in 1798 to establishment the current decimal system. As a mathematician Ciscar played a huge part of this effort. The Revolutionary War made him leave academic life and he went into politics. He was a member of the Central Board between 1808 and 1810 as well as the civilian and military governor of Cartagena. When Fernando VII rose to the thrown in 1814, he was, despite his advocacy for the king, imprisoned for his liberal ideas and banished to his native Oliva. With the triumph of absolutist rule for Fernando VII, he had to flee and went into exile in Gibraltar, where he died six years later. He is considered the most prominent Spanish mathematician of all time and this monument was erected in Oliva in his honor on the 250th anniversary of his birth
This tower is made of brick and stone. It is the only surviving piece of the wall that surrounded Oliva in the sixteenth century. The tower defended the access to the village through the Portal del Pi, which does not exist anymore. It was so called because it led to the Franciscan convent of Santa Maria del Pi. It was destroyed by the earthquake of 1598.
A visit to the Archaeological Museum of Oliva takes you through the municipality's history from prehistoric times to the last centuries. The center brings together archeological remains that have been located in the municipality, among which the remains of the Count's Palace. In addition, the facility has rooms for temporary exhibitions relating to archaeology.