Costa de Valencia
The Costa de Valencia is the area of coastline that stretches from the North of Costa Blanca to the South of Costa de Azahar (in the province of Castellon).
The area is connected by the highway A-7 (toll road) and the coast road N-332. There are daily connections with Madrid and Barcelona by train from the most important cities on the Costa de Valencia.
You can also take the boat from Valencia City port to Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, San Antonio de Ibiza and Mahón (Menorca).
Valencia Airport, Aeropuerto Internacional de Manises, is widely connected both nationally and throughout Europe.
Historic places of interest
In the historic centre of Valencia you will find the Gothic Monastery of El Puig (Puig), La Lonja de la Seda (the old Silk Exchange), Cullera castle, the city Cathedral, Micalet, the palace of the Marquis of Dos Aguas, Serranos towers, Quart towers, the fish market and Central Market. There is also a Roman castle in Sagunto.
In the centre of the city of Gandia the focal attraction is the Ducal Palace, plus Sant Marc Hospital is worth a visit. The Monastery of Santa Maria de la Valldigna is to be found in Tavernes de la Valldigna.
Beaches are numerous on the Costa de Valencia, with a range from long, golden sandy stretches, to beautiful coves and bays.
Some of the best include: Canet dEn Berenguer, Sagunt, Pobla de Farnals, Malvarrosa Beach; the beaches of Tavernes, Cabanal- Arenas, Pinedo, El Puerto, El Saler, Perellonet, Perelló, the beaches of Cullera and Gandia also have a selection of fine beaches.
The Costa de Valencia offers countless opportunities for watersports. Lovers of of maritime and nautical activities will find everything they need strategically placed all along the shoreline.
Principle nautical sports centres can be found at: Canet d En Berenguer, Pobla de Farnals and the marina, situated inside the Port Saplaya Estate. Valencia has its own Royal Sailing Club, in Sueca, and there is a sailing complex on the canal at La Albufera and Cullera at the mouth of the River Jucar.
Further sailing centres can be found at Gandia and Oliva complete the range of locations awaiting the sea-lover, the province of Valencia offers a total of over 3,700 mooring points.
The Costa de Valencia as with the rest of the province is renowned for its magnificent rice and noodles. The rice produced in the region counts amongst the finest in the world.
Many restaurants specialise in rice dishes, including the typical Paella. However, visitors will be delighted with the real variety of Valencian cuisine, which is represents much more than just paella.
The deliciously, refreshing drink Horchata, which is very popular in Spain, is a perfect refreshment for a hot summers day on the beach. Made from ground-nuts. Plus fresh local Orange juice in season is an experience not to be missed.
The Costa de Valencia has an enviably mild climate, which makes it ideal as an all year round destination, boasting nearly 2,700 hours of sunshine; hot summers and mild winters are interspersed with stormy autumn and spring months.