Sitting in a mountainous area of Marina Baixa, Bolulla is a tiny farming village with just 400 inhabitants. Swathes of pine trees and expansive shrubland envelop the municipality that lovers’ of outdoor activities will soon fall in love with.
What to see in Bolulla
The first place to visit in the village is a building that demonstrates just how close and connected the local community is: San José church, built in 1732 in honour of patron saint San José. Sadly, during the Spanish Civil War all the paintings and statues in the church were burnt. However, the villagers later came together to put on theatre shows and plays such as to raise money to pay for new pieces.
Just a couple of kilometres from the village sits Castillo de Garx. The castle is currently in ruins, but you can imagine what it once looked like from what you can still see of the walls and cistern. The fortress dates back to the Muslim period.
The biggest draw of this inland municipality is, however, Estret de les Penyes gorge, an impressive stretch of the river Bolulla. There is a stunning hiking route here that will lead you deep into the landscape which is caressed by the freshness of the river. You will also come across a number of natural pools – that can be accessed on foot – where you can take refreshing dips in the summer. If you fancy even more of an adventure, you can even do some canyoning and abseiling here.
The villages of the inland will win your heart with their beauty, tranquillity and natural landscapes. Bolulla is no exception with its stunning natural surroundings. So what are you waiting for? Plan your visit and come and explore everything the municipality has to offer.