In the surrounding area there are Aldi (Pego) and Lidl (El Verger), Mas y mas, Consum and other supermarkets, which are excellently equipped for daily needs. The fresh meat and fish counters are particularly well stocked, as are the high-quality fruit and vegetable ranges.
If you are looking for a new USB stick, a memory card, a charging cable for your smartphone or a waterproof Bluetooth speaker, you will find it at tien21 in El Verger. The prices are good to sporty, the sellers also speak English.
A small clinic for non-severe illnesses is located in Pego, a larger hospital in Denia. English-speaking doctors can also be found in the area, they even make house calls.
The technical infrastructure is good. Thanks to a well-developed mobile network and the EU's roaming regulations, most mobile flat rates in Spain today allow you to access the Internet without any problems (check with the provider beforehand!). Since 2018, streaming via Amazon Prime and Netflix has also been possible throughout the EU, so that nothing stands in the way of a cosy film evening.
In about 4 km distance is the coast, which has almost continuous sandy beaches. You can't miss them, but they are also signposted (Platja). There you can swim for free and build sand castles. We spend many hours there every year.
There are also "dog beaches" where you can give your dogs a run. These are signposted accordingly.
Beside the possibility to walk directly from our holiday house over Monte Pego, there are various possibilities of the sporty activity. At the foot of the mountain there are tennis courts and all kinds of water sports can be practised directly on the beach. If you like it more comfortable, you can also have dinner there with a view of the Mediterranean Sea. It would be beyond the scope to enumerate here all gastronomic possibilities, you will discover them on a short excursion along the coast itself. In our experience, you can't do much wrong. In direct proximity there is a Chinese restaurant with a large as well as cheap buffet.
There are very interesting excursion possibilities from the port of Denia (30 minutes by car). From there ferries start (for day trips) to the neighbouring coastal cities as well as to the Balearic Islands. If you like, you can also book deep-sea fishing trips from there.
Not only nature lovers will like the 1300ha large Marjal de Pego/Oliva (5 min), a huge nature reserve at the foot of Monte Pego. You are there in 5 minutes. Through the tourist information in Pego (pegoilesvalls.es) you can book canoe tours, guided hikes, bicycle tours or bird watching. If you like, you can also fish there, but not without a licence and not everywhere.
The large shopping centre (Portal de la Marina) is suitable for a shopping tour (15 minutes), where you will find a number of shops as well as gastronomy, etc.
There are some amusement parks in the region, the most famous is probably Terra Mitica towards Benidorm (45 min).
Cycling is also very popular. Meanwhile, there are several cycle paths, but the most comfortable is probably a tour through the Marjal. Bicycles can be rented in Els Poblets (10 min), located on the coast.
Friends of places of interest should make a day trip to Denia (30 min). There, the remains of a castle from the 11th/12th century and the fish market are impressive. In Pego (10 min) a visit of the big market place is worthwhile, where there is a lot of activity in the evening. Also the weekly markets there are very Spanish and invite to chat as well as to bargain.
Many of the surrounding villages are picturesquely beautiful and sleepy, and the trip there is a little adventure. Here a spontaneous expedition is worthwhile.