Navarrés is a beautiful town which is part of the Canal De Navarrés together with Millares, Bicorp, Quesa, Bolbaite, Chella and Anna.
As you enter the town of Navarrés you can appreciate the old style houses and blocks of flats. One of them in particular with hand painted pictures on the faccade, done by the lady owner of the building. Its a colourful welcome to everyone entering the town.
I love this place already! As you drive down the main avenue what used to be fields now hold the new modern blocks of apartments contrasting with the other side of the avenue where the old town reminds you of the great spanish heritage.
I love the new quirky café by the side of the avenue called Macarena. They make the best "agua limón" (lemon frappe) I've ever tasted! It's so refreshing in this 40 degrees heat!
You have all you need here. On a thursday they close the Calle Mayor which leads to the towns main church and the market gives life to the street. You van find colouful clothes, to trendy shoes and trainers to the best cheese and Serrano Ham in the region. Everybody comes out to meet there and chat and shop very cheap products.
There are plenty of restaurants to choose from. I recommend for a budget dinner, Zecus restaurant, placed on the main avenue (Avenida Pintor Tarrasó) which specialty are pizzas. You can seat on the terrace and watch the town come and go or you can take it away.
There are pubs where you can go and dance on a weekend night (Pixis) and have a "cubata" or the traditional Sangría. Or if you prefer a quieter night you can head to the end of the main avenue for a nice drink at the terrace of Pirraca Pub.
for the hiking fans there are amazing hills to walk and stunning views that will make you want to leave the place!!
You will be better off hiring a car so you can enjoy the outskirts of Navarrés, like the very much growing Playamonte Urbanisation, favourite of English, French and Germans who have built villas there to live in and rent out.
If you visit in October (7th - 12th) the town celebrates the Christ descend from the Hermitage on top of the hill and people follow it down with candles and the celebrations start!! The Main Avenue closes to vehicles for the fun fair to take place. For the whole week you can find a bunch of communal activities where everyone is welcome. You can find the programe with all the activities.
Definitely visit this town, its only an hour from Valencia city and its totally worth the trip!