Gandia is a city and municipality in the Valencian Community, eastern Spain on the Mediterranean. Gandia is located on the Costa del Azahar, 65 kilometres south of Valencia and 110 km north of Alicante.
Gandia operated as an important cultural and commercial centre in the 15th and 16th centuries: in the 15th century was founded one of the greatest universities of the spanish kingdom that century. It was home to several important people, including the poet Ausias March and the novelist Joanot Martorell. It is perhaps best known for the Borgia family, through their family title, Duke of Gandia.
As of 2020 Gandia is one of the largest coastal towns in Spain, with a population over 300,000 during summer, and a centre of commerce and tourism in its region. There are two main zones, Gandia City, which has all the historical monuments, commercial activity, and shopping, and Gandia beach, which has apartments and summer residences used during the summer season and where UPV Gandia campus is located. The bars and nightclubs are concentrated in the beach area. The beach and town are actually only 2 km away.
Gandia is a very walkable city but there are also many public transportation options.
Gandia is a smart-city and all what you need is to download a free app to know when and where the bus will stop.
Each half an hour you will have a train going to Valencia for when you want to visit the big city.
You can ride a bicycle and ride across Gandia in case you want to do some exercise. The bicycles are located in various points of the city so that you can pick and drop them at your convenience.