Chóvar’s modern origins are Arabic, although even before that prehistoric man lived a sedentary life in Chóvar, attracted by its flora, fauna, and especially its hydrological resources. Chóvar’s water is of the highest quality, and evidence of this can be found in the architectural settlements of the Iberian village of Rubial, as well as in Cueva and Bellota, which both date to the Bronze Age.
EconomyChóvar’s economy is primarily based on agriculture, and almonds and olives are its major crops. Consequently, the village is known for producing an excellent quality olive oil.
What to seeChóvar’s typical undulating streets are marked by stairways cut into the mountainside to facilitate access, as is normal in villages of Moorish origin in the Sierra Espadán mountain range. Whitewashed houses are set close together in the Mediterranean mountainside.
LandscapeThe landscape is mountainous, with an abundance of pines and cork oaks. Climate is moderate, and elevations range from 400 to 800 meters.