Pinoso is a town in the province of Alicante, Spain. It is also on the border with the region of Murcia.
The town is about 50 minutes drive from the Airport and city of Alicante.
It has a population of about 7500 people. It is an old Spanish town, but there are now in the region of 500 foreigners living in the town. (A mixture of English, German and Scandinavian).
It is a popular town for people to live and to visit, because of its peace and tranquillity and beauty, away from the Coast.
There are many old buildings of architectural interest to look at and the town has a clock tower called ‘Torre del Reloj’ which was constructed in 1889.
The Clock is the tallest building and looks out over the town to keep guard.
In August of every year, the Town holds a week long Fiesta.
I went to the Fiestas every day in 2008, they had performing on the open air stage in the municipal park, a national singer – Shaila Durcal, the popular Soraya and a few more celebrities from Spanish television.
The town centre is closed to traffic for a week, and there are side stalls, fairground rides, toy stores, food outlets all over the place for everyone to soak up the wonderful atmosphere.
There are many good restaurants in the town; this is a must to visit for anyone visiting the Alicante region.
From Alicante, take the A31 motorway signposted to Madrid. Exit at the Elda sign. Follow signs towards Monovar, then follow signs to Pinoso (or in Valencian – El Pinos).