Guide Costa Del Azahar
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Known as the Orange Blossom Coast, Costa Del Azahar stretches 112km
along the Mediterranean coastline. Advertise Holiday apartments / villas to let on the Costa Del Azahar for more details
The region is bounded by Catalonia in the north, Aragon the west and in the south by Costa Blanca. Green hills, rugged mountains and golden beaches abound here.
|Peñiscola, Mediterranean resort town on the Costa del Azahar in Spain - with its sandy beach makes this a popular tourist seaside summer holiday travel destination
This is an area of great contrasts, with stunning ocean views, pine-covered mountains and busy traditional fishing villages. Costa Del Azahar has excellent connections by land and air and the fine cities of Castellón, Valencia and Barcelona are within easy reach. Truly an undiscovered secret of the Mediterranean.
The Costa del Aazahar or Orange Blossom Coast runs from just south of Valencia to the Moorish town of Oliva and north to near the Ebro Delta. It is a mainly flattish coastline, much of it being backed by orange groves and has some excellent beaches, popular with families. Gandia and Oliva are the most southerly resorts on the Costa del Azahar with over 17km of golden sandy beaches .
Vinarôs is the first town to greet visitors when entering the region of Costa Del Azahar. This ancient town has suburbs and residential streets, broken up by attract Gothic and Baroque buildings. The sandy beach at El Forti runs from the port to the mouth of the river Servol and is famous for its langoustines and an ideal location water sports. This traditional fishing town plays host to many fiestas throughout the year including San Antonio Abad and the festival of San Sebastian.
Càlig is set just inland from Vinarôs and Benicarlo offers the
ideal blend of a traditional, tranquil Spar village with easy access to excellent
local amenities - with the beach and Panoramica Golf Club less than 5 minutes
away. In Càlig you are within easy read the tourist centres, their shops
and nightlife. In fact its all of the fun of the coast, but without having
to live with the hustle and bustle.
Càlig comes alive in August when it hosts its ten-day annual fiesta this charming village has many points of local interest, as well as pools, tennis courts and a cultural centre.
PeñIscola has a fine monumental heritage. The town attracts historians, lovers of medieval
architecture and tourists from all over the world.
Alcossebre is a quiet coastal town situated just 30 minutes from busy Castellón, which is blessed with miles of beautiful sandy beaches - ideal both for sun worshippers and for lovers of watersports including water-skiing, wind surfing and yachting.
The marina is a superb venue for the many excellent bars and restaurants.
Inland, the Sierra d'Irta mountains offer walkers, nature lovers and historians
many interesting locations including castles and an ancient hermitage. The
thriving provincial capital of Castellón is just 20 minutes away.
One of the more developed resorts on the Costa Del Azahar is the beach town of Oropesa. It has several fine beaches, including La Concha (the shell) and Morre de Gos. The many unspoilt beach coves have classic views of the Mediterranean and have a reputation as clean and safe waters. Beside these there is a modern yacht harbour with around 700 berths offering full marina facilities and water sports activities.
With its outstanding strategic location on the shores of the Mediterranean, Oropesa has proved attractive to the many cultures that have lived on the peninsula. The Iberian relics of Oropesa La Vella, and Roman remains found in the region confirm it as being archaelogically significant.
Travelling south, the word “CULLERA” dominates the mountainside and in the evening the 12 stations of the cross are illuminated and zig zag to the top of the church against the dark backdrop of the mountain. Cullera is a typical Spanish holiday resort with an influx of visitors from Valencia and the provinces especially at the weekends.
Gandia is the major city of the area nestling under Mount Monduver. The historic town centre is traffic free and has many narrow roads and quaint passageways but it is also sophisticated with boutique shops.
Oliva lies at the heart of Spain ’s orange growing region and on the southern tip of the Costa del Azahar. The long stretch of fine golden sand never gets crowded, even in high season.
Between Gandia and Oliva are the beach small resorts of Bellregard, Daimus, Piles and Miramar .
Article written by Anne Barnett who has an excellent town house available for rent in Gandia