Valencian Coast is the name given to the coast of the province of Valencia, between Castellón and Alicante. With more than 5 million visitors a year, the region has become a benchmark for world tourism.
It holds the mega modern and cosmopolitan city of Valencia. But also holds beautiful spots such as Xàtiva, Requena, Cullera, Sagunto and Gandia. Both in the city and its charming little towns, the leisure and entertainment in the Valencian Coast is huge.
Between the coast and mountain, Valencian Coast is a land of contrasts with beautiful natural landscapes. Extensive sandy beaches and dunes of great beauty and environmental value, small secluded coves, l’Albufera natural park or Turia Gardens “the lung of Valencia” are some of the areas that form a natural network of biologically rich and environmental value.
Culture and traditions in the Valencian Coast
The Valencian Coast is a monumental region and breathes history in every corner. It has a vast cultural heritage which include historic buildings such as Torres de Serranos and Quart in the capital, or impressive medieval castles like Castillo de Cullera, Castillo de Sagunto, Castillo de Xàtiva, walls, palaces and manor houses scattered throughout the country with the mark left by various civilizations that have passed through these lands.
The region has maintained a balance between history and modernity. Its main tourist banner is the city of Valencia. On one hand, it offers a majestic old town full of buildings, towers, castles and museums, while on the other hand you can also enjoy the wonders of the City of Arts and Sciences, el Oceanográfico or el Hemisférico. Also the largest planetarium in Spain or Bioparc, one of the largest zoos in Europe.
In addition, the coast of Valencia has an extensive calendar of festivals and popular traditions celebrated throughout the whole year. In each municipality, the Valencians live with particular intensity in their parties, which are massive and of great visual beauty. La Fiesta de Moros y Cristianos, las Fallas, La Virgen del Carmen or Easter (Semana Santa) are some of the most important celebrations where colorful scenes, horseback riding, music, fire and gunpowder are essential elements during these celebrations.
Beaches of the Valencian Coast
As if that were not enough, the Valencian Coast traverse 125 km of coastline with many high quality beaches. Many of the beaches are awarded the blue flag of the EU and have good facilities and infrastructure so the beach fun is guaranteed. We highlight Playa de la Malvarrosa, Saler and la Playa de la Devesa in Valencia. Or outside the capital Playa de Gandía, la Playa e Canet d’en Berenguer, la Playa de Puçol, Puerto Sagunto and many more.
Active tourism in the Valencian Coast
If apart from lie in the sun also like move, sport, hiking, biking, kayaking, rafting, golf, here you will find opportunities to practice them, more and more companies dedicated to active tourism.
Valencia is the perfect place if you like water sports, in its ports can rent sailboats, sports such as sailing, diving, water skiing, fishing and of course, plenty of sea-related activities.