La Patacona

The Patacona beach is usually included in the urban beaches of Valencia, although it belongs to the town of Alboraia. Its proximity to Valencia and especially to the Malvarrosa beach often causes this confusion. In fact, it is not at all unusual for Valencians who come to Patacona beach to be unable to distinguish when they cross from Malvarrosa to this splendid beach.

I am attracted by the possibility of living on the beachfront, but is Patacona beach a lonely area after sunset?

As with all beach areas, during the day and especially in the summer months is when the busiest times are when it is at its busiest. Therefore, Patacona is a very popular area during the months of July to September. Once the summer is over, “normality” returns, i.e. the beach is at the disposal of the locals, some fishermen, sand joggers or swimmers.

On summer nights, Patacona shows its liveliest side, as just a few metres from the sand we can find restaurants such as La Más Bonita or La Chipirona, which are still open, although with much fewer people, during the months of autumn to spring. With the arrival of September, the nights on the Patacona beach are full of tranquillity, an oasis of silence just a few kilometres from the city centre.

Is the Patacona beach well communicated with the rest of the city?

The size of the city of Valencia means that beaches as close as Patacona are very well connected to the city centre and the historic quarter. In just 25 minutes, using the tram or bus, you can easily reach areas such as the Primer and Segundo Ensanche. The most recommendable option is, of course, to use the bicycle for our journeys to and from Patacona beach, as it is perfectly linked by bicycle lane with the rest of the city.

What is Alboraia, the town to which Patacona beach belongs, like?

Alboraia is a small town very close to the city of Valencia with access to the sea via the Patacona beach. Many of the residents of Alboraia work in Valencia, as the border with the city is practically imperceptible. One of the hallmarks of Alboraia is its market garden. A large part of it is dedicated to the cultivation of tigernuts (“xufa” in Valencian), the raw material used to make the popular horchata (“orxata”). Some of the best places to taste a good horchata in Alboraia are Daniel, Vida or Panach. A classic bike ride will take us from Valencia to Alboraia following the Avenida de Aragón, Avenida Catalunya and leaving the Universitat Politècnica de València on our right. From Alboraia we will be able to follow a spectacular route through the València’s huerta (vegetable garden) in which we will pass through villages such as Emperador, Almàssera or Meliana. A journey through the so-called Via Xurra that allows us to appreciate the beauty of l’Horta Nord de València.

What is the lifestyle I will enjoy when I buy a property on the Patacona beach?

A purely Mediterranean lifestyle. Valencia’s climate, with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, is best expressed in beach areas such as Patacona. Long walks along the sand, bike rides at sunset, as well as enjoying some of the best Valencian cuisine restaurants on the neighbouring Malvarrosa beach, such as Casa Isabel, La Murciana, La Pepica or Casa Carmela, just a stone’s throw away.

Another of the neighbourhoods closest to Patacona beach is the Cabanyal, the city’s old fishing district. Nowadays, it is one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in Valencia, with an excellent selection of restaurants that combine the best products with haute cuisine. Among them, Anyora, Fumiferro, Casa Montaña or La Sastrería.

What kind of properties can I buy in Patacona beach?

Nowadays it is possible to find some two-storey homes on the seafront, perfectly restored and with a spacious interior, as well as usually with a garden at the back.

Another great option is that of flats located in modern complexes, with all the comforts: garage in the same building, gym, swimming pool and paddle tennis court.

Is the Patacona beach a safe area to buy a property?

As in the rest of the city, Patacona beach is an area characterised by its high level of security. Between the Malvarrosa and Patacona beaches there is a Local Police checkpoint on the seafront.

Especially in summer, there is a constant flow of people. During the autumn and winter months, despite its apparent tranquillity, the beach continues to attract a good number of Valencians to enjoy the city’s excellent climate on a daily basis.

Is the Patacona beach an area suitable for families?

Being a beach area, located just a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean, Patacona is a great area for families. Not only can children play on the sand in their free time, but sailing and canoeing courses are also offered at the Club Náutico de València, just a short distance away.

In addition, the València Sport Fishing Club has set up several fishing areas next to the Veles i Vents building for all ages, including children and teenagers who want to get started in the art of fishing.

Is it a good option to buy a property and rent it out?

Valencia is a very active city in the rental market. More and more national and foreign professionals are choosing Valencia to develop their careers. In addition, Valencia is a city that receives thousands of students every year, as it has excellent universities and prestigious teaching centres, such as the European headquarters of Berklee College of Music. Acquiring a property for the rental market is an increasingly widespread option. At Rimontgó we will advise you step by step if you wish to explore this option.

What type of foreign clients buy property in Valencia?

There is no defined typology, although we can point to liberal professionals who settle in Valencia with their families, those who work for foreign companies with headquarters in the city and, of course, retired people who buy a home in Valencia because of the quality of life offered by the city.

What guarantees can I count on when buying a property in Valencia?

Firstly, at Rimontgó we always recommend, when purchasing a property, to count on the advice of an accredited and experienced professional. The purchase of a property is a very important decision for any client and for this reason we insist on the need for advice and help. The housing market in Valencia, as in the rest of Spain, is regulated and has all the legal guarantees that protect the interests of both the buyer and the seller.

What are the expenses derived from the purchase of a property in Valencia?

The costs for the buyer in Valencia are the same as in the rest of Spain. Notary and Land Registry fees, Value Added Tax (VAT), Stamp Duty and Transfer Tax. Some of these expenses depend on the value of the property. At Rimontgó we will accompany you in all the phases of the purchase, and previously we will offer you a detailed report of the costs derived from the acquisition of the property.

How long does it take to buy a property in Valencia?

There is no definite time frame. At Rimontgó we always recommend calmly analysing the market and the different proposals it has to offer. The purchase of a property is a unique decision, extremely important and that affects both the buyer and their family, which is why haste is not a good advisor. It is essential to take as much time as the client needs to choose the best option.

Is it advisable to go to a real estate company when buying a property in Valencia?

It is not convenient. It is essential. In Spain, the home buying and selling market is a free market, which is why at Rimontgó we always recommend that you turn to professionals with experience and prestige. Expert advice in all phases of the purchase is the best tool to make an optimal decision.

Do I need any special documentation to buy a property?

At Rimontgó we advise our clients in all the administrative processes related to the purchase of a property, such as obtaining the NIE, opening a bank account or choosing a notary to carry out the signature with all the legal guarantees.