There is a place where the beaches seem to have no end. Where the sunrises taste like salt and the sunlight hardly ever goes away. It is a place where history has left its mark on the streets, on the cuisine, on the way of life with its 109 kilometres of sand, dunes and sea. It's called Costa de Valencia, and you must get to know it.
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The Costa de Valencia has become one of the most popular destinations for people from all over the world. Germans, Dutch, Scandinavians, Americans... they all find their place here. It must be for a reason!
The good weather lasts all year round. That's why, on the Costa de Valencia, life is spent on terraces, promenades, beach bars... Everything is better out in the open air.
Under the sun
The heat from the sun is not only felt in the temperature. On the Costa de Valencia, the warmth is found in its people and their way of life. Here, you will feel at home.
By train from Valencia to... Madrid 1h 40´ - Barcelona 2h 40’ - Zaragoza 4h 27’ - Alicante 1h 49’ - Castellón 40’ renfe.com
Port of Valencia: to the Balearic Islands, Italy and Algeria
Port of Gandía: to the Balearic Islands
AP-7 motorway: to Barcelona and Alicante
A-3 motorway: to Madrid Distances: Madrid - 3h 45’ Barcelona - 3h 40’ Zaragoza - 3h 10’ Alicante - 2h Castellón - 1h
National and international flights. aena.es
From the airport to: Valencia - 10km Torrente - 16km Sagunto - 31km Cullera - 60km Gandía - 86km
The city of Valencia is connected by the Metro de Valencia
The Costa de Valencia is the Mediterranean at its best. From the orchards and fields that preserve tradition to the influence that the sea and the climate have on the way we enjoy life. Valencia is about history, culture, gastronomy, beaches... and, above all, warmth. Let yourself be amazed by rose gardens, lagoons, rice fields... and lots and lots of sunshine.
Valencia's beaches are everything you'd expect them to be. There are beaches hidden between cliffs, surrounded by dunes and vegetation and long stretches of fine sand. Now, you just have to discover them.
Dune chains, ecological wealth, 1250 metres of fine sand, this beach is frequently chosen by the followers of Antena 3 Noticias as the best in Spain. Known for its palm trees, Racó de Mar is the closest thing to a Caribbean getaway on the coast of Valencia. Find out more about Canet de Berenguer here.
Among the eleven beaches in Cullera, El Dosel is the one that best preserves the natural environment. It is a wild sandy area that stands out due to its dune chain and lush vegetation. It is part of the Albufera Natural Park for a good reason. It offers both tranquillity and spectacular scenery in equal measure.
The nearly intact chain of dunes that delimits this beach gives it an ecological value that is almost unique in the area; it even has a freshwater spring! The region of La Safor, where it is located, is an oasis still protected from urban development, with orchards, citrus groves and rice plantations. An unspoilt beach not to be missed.
This is a very special beach, because it is in the heart of the Albufera Natural Park of Valencia, so it is perfect for finding tranquillity and plenty of nature. It is only 15 minutes from Valencia, and is famous for its dunes and the transparency of its waters. It is perfectly protected and preserved.
Valencia has plenty of traces of the past. It is full of stories in which its coastline was desired by all, and its castles protected the territory. Travelling around Valencia and its coastline means learning about our heritage in every corner of its towns and cities. Bring your camera and let yourself be amazed.
Valencia, the undisputed capital of the Spanish Levante region, can be discovered by strolling through its streets, which speak of a rich past and an extraordinary present. Innovation and entertainment in the City of Arts and Sciences, culture in the Museum of Fine Arts, history in the Barrio del Carmen, the Lonja de la Seda or the Cathedral, sailing in the Marina, nature in the Albufera, the Turia gardens and the beaches, tradition in the Fallas, gastronomy in its rice dishes and seafood...
For those looking to enjoy the coast above all, Cullera is the place to be. No less than eleven beaches make up its coastline. Choose between the most accessible and great for a family day out, such as San Antonio, and others that are quiet and of great environmental value, such as Dosel beach. There is also space for naturists on the beach of Mareny de Sant Llorenç. And let's not forget the culture and history of Cullera, represented in its magnificent 10th century castle.
Gandía is one of the favourite destinations for groups of friends looking for fun and endless hours on the beach. But it is much more than that: between the sea and the mountains, Gandía is a true revelation: tourist infrastructures to suit all tastes, cultural and gastronomic heritage, a peaceful city committed to sustainability, natural areas such as marshes, river landscapes, dunes... and a medieval layout with important historical remains. Prepare to be amazed.
Between mountains and valleys there are treasures such as Xátiva, a town nestled in the Sierra de Castell through which Visigoths, Romans, Jews, Muslims have passed... And Chelva, a rural wonder of narrow cobbled streets surrounded by terraced fields. And of course there is Sagunto, with more than 2,000 years of history that can be seen in its Roman ruins, its castle and its historic-artistic site. Mountains, nature and millenary cultures —the perfect mix!
Nature has shaped Valencia and its coastline. Paths among centenary trees, routes along cliffs that plunge into the sea, wetlands and orchards used for agriculture... Put on some comfortable shoes and start walking.
The Sierra Calderona is the landscape dominating the regions of Camp del Morvedre, L'Horta and Camp de Túria. Covering more than 18,000 hectares of land and nestled between the river Palancia and the river Turia, its pine and cork oak forests have witnessed the life of many people who chose this mountain range as their home. Climb to the peak of Garbí for endless views.
The first geological park in the Valencian Community is located here, with routes that run between waterfalls and natural springs, ravines, peaks with heights of around 1,000 metres and valleys where camping and spending the night is a breathtaking experience. Great for mountaineers and hikers.
This is perhaps the most popular natural environment in Valencia, just 10 kilometres from the city. Ideal to escape the hustle and bustle, take a boat ride surrounded by rice plantations, forests, beaches, dunes... it is the ecosystem of choice for many birds that breed here, as well as fish, insects, centenary trees... Oh, and it was here that paella was invented. That alone makes it worthwhile!
The city of Valencia brings together most of the province's cultural offerings. This is a destination where you can learn and enjoy art with all five senses.
The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia represented a turning point in the Spanish architectural and cultural scene. It is home to the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, cwhich features interactive exhibitions dedicated to the evolution of life and the dissemination of science and technology. And the Palau de les Arts, one of Valencia's most emblematic buildings, is a space in which to enjoy opera, ballet, music and first-class shows, such as El Lago de los Cisnes or Macbeth.
The Valencia Fine Arts Museum is the second largest art gallery in Spain, where you can fall in love with the rooms dedicated to Joaquín Sorolla, the Valencian painter par excellence. You can even find unpublished works by Velázquez, Murillo, El Greco, Goya, Pinazo... as well as sculptures, archaeological pieces and much more! Its 17th century building is a museum in itself.
For its "outstanding universal value", UNESCO has recognised the Lonja de la Seda, the Tribunal de las Aguas and the Fallas as common heritage of humanity. The Lonja de la Seda, dating back to 1492, is a wonderful example of Gothic architecture. The gargoyles in the Patio de los Naranjos (Orange Tree Courtyard) are a real eye-catcher. Every Thursday, the Tribunal de las Aguas, an institution of Roman origin, meets in the Cathedral to resolve conflicts over the use of water by farmers. We talk about Las Fallas in the 'Tradition' section.
The climate of Valencia and its coast offer ideal soil and temperatures that give rise to raw materials of the highest quality. An exceptional variety and the best example of the Mediterranean Diet.
Holding two Michelin stars, Quique Dacosta's restaurant in Valencia is headed by Luis Valls, who brings the environment and flavours of the Albufera to the kitchen. Michelin describes it as "a modern Valencian cuisine that is faithful to its roots, based on fine textures, powerful flavours, the best local produce... and even reinvented cured meats".
El Palmar, at the heart of the Albufera, is the birthplace of Valencian paella. There are many restaurants to choose from, but L’Establiment has something special. It specialises in wood-fired rice dishes and traditional dishes from the lagoon, offering excellent customer service. And there are no words to describe the location.
The Horta Nord region is one of the most fertile in Valencia. Onions, citrus fruits, artichokes... Ca Pepico, a charming restaurant in a typical village house in Meliana, in the heart of the orchard, makes the most of all these products. Fresh produce, organic vegetables and a wine menu with more than 500 references.
In the capital of the Camp de Morvedre region, a city that oozes history and culture, you will find Arrels, a concept intimately linked to tradition, craft and identity. A cuisine that delves into its roots, with a touch of signature and avant-garde. Set in a 16th century palace, what more could you ask for?
An environment as rich as that of the province of Valencia and its coastline encourages you to move around and get to know it through sport. Cycling routes, nautical activities, adventure... any option is a good way to discover breathtaking landscapes. You just have to choose the one that's right for you.
Enjoying the Mediterranean and the waves is a must in Valencia. Take up water sports such as surfing, paddle surfing, kayaking and sailing in some of the best ports along the coast, such as the Club Náutico Canet d’en Berenguer or the Marina de València. And to discover the seabed with shipwrecks, posidonia meadows, caves... try scuba diving and snorkelling. If you love canoeing, don't miss the Cullera Canoeing Club, on the banks of the river Júcar.
Waterfalls, rapids, ravines, cliffs... Valencia and its coastline are the ideal place to get your adrenaline pumping with adventure sports. Visit hidden caves, in the Sierra de Mariola, marvel at the landscape from a hot-air balloon, start climbing in the mountains of Cheste, test your vertigo by descending the ravines of the river Júcar... Anyone who dares?
Forests, dune landscapes, wetlands, crystal-clear coasts... In Valencia there are exceptional landscapes that are well worth cycling through. The greenways run along old railway lines, and the cycle and hiking routes connect towns and villages and are great for getting to know the territory. We recommend this route from the Vinalopó river to Valencia, which passes through castles, medieval towns, orchards, gorges...
The exceptional climate of the coast of Valencia makes it an ideal setting for golf. This sport has become increasingly popular over the last few decades and, as a result, now has first-class courses all along our territory. Here are some of the best:
The Parador de El Saler golf course not only stands out for its location on the shores of the Mediterranean, but also for being one of the best courses in the world. It was the famous Javier Arana who built it in 1968, and since then it has been a success due to its landscape, forest areas, beach links... 18 holes spread over more than 6,000 metres and a par of 72 strokes.
The Escorpión Golf Club has hosted the most important tournaments in the country, such as the Spanish Open. In addition, great players have emerged from its youth academy. Of this course we highlight its 27 holes, distributed in three different courses, perfect for any level of play and protected by a natural environment. And its facilities are very well cared for, including gymnasium, nursery, tennis and paddle tennis courts and swimming pool.
One of the most renowned in Valencia and throughout Spain and the main golf promoter in the area. It was founded in 1954 by the Air Force and since then it has gradually added facilities that have made it a reference point. It is also a social meeting point for amateurs, professionals and families. It has 18 holes and is next to Manises airport.
The Mediterranean spirit can be seen in the desire to celebrate. The province of Valencia takes advantage of its history to have a good time and maintain its traditions. And you can't miss it.
In the city's most important festival, creativity plays an essential role. They are held in March, and the firework displays of the Nit del Foc and the Cremá, in which the Fallas monuments are burnt, are the two highlights. All in honour of Saint Joseph, patron saint of carpenters, a trade that was widespread in Valencia at the end of the 19th century, when they began to be celebrated.
One day in August 1945, during the parade of giants and big-heads in Buñol, the boredom of a group of friends led to the throwing of tomatoes among the participants. What began as a quirk of fate has become one of the most famous Spanish festivals all over the world. very year there are more and more people attending and it is a Festivity of International Tourist Interest. Moreover, Buñol is a charming town.
Every self-respecting town or city in Valencia celebrates the Moors and Christians Festival, one of the most popular and eagerly awaited festivals. Parades, music, fireworks and dances represent the struggle of Moors and Christians for territory. The most renowned in the province are those of Valencia, Bocairent and Ontiyent, the last two of which have been declared Festivals of National Tourist Interest. In Ontiyent they have been celebrating them since 1860!
Decoration, design, gastronomy... The province of Valencia is an ideal showcase for both traditional and avant-garde products. Don't miss out and treat yourself to something special.
If you like to sniff around the produce, you have to go to Valencia's Central Market, a must for gourmands. It's the largest fresh produce market in Europe, housed in a modernist building, offering a paradise of fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, fish and seafood.
Ceramics and Valencia are inseparable, and Manises is the birthplace of the craft. You can visit some of the factories to learn about the artisan process, take courses and bring home a piece of pottery. We love the Cuit and Ana Illueca factories. And for wicker products, another typical raw material in the area, visit the Calle de las Cestas in Valencia.
Fashion and design have a special place in Valencia, with brands such as Dolores Cortés, Álex Vidal and Siemprevivas. For added exclusivity, Calle Poeta Querol in the city is the place for you. And if you're more into jewellery, Valencia also has a long tradition of jewellery, with Rafael Torres as the leading figure.
Now that you know a little more about Valencia and its coast, you will certainly want to discover it. Beaches, nature, good weather, Mediterranean cuisine... Living here is a luxury.