Costa del Azahar is the tourist name that receives the coast of the province of Castellón, north of the Valencian Community, due to the beautiful and fragrant orange flower, the flower par excellence of these lands. Along its 120 kilometers of coastline, full of extensive sandy beaches and calm waters, we will find towns like Vinaroz, Alcocéber, Benicarló, Peñíscola, Oropesa del Mar, Benicasim and Moncófar, some of them top tourist destinations, with a good infrastructure, a wide leisure offer and an amazing mild climate.
Year after year, many of the beaches on the Costa del Azahar are awarded the Blue Flag of the European Union and the Q of tourist quality, which is something really appealing to the many tourist that come every year. In Castellón, we will find all kinds of beaches, from infinite sandbanks, beautiful beaches with all kinds of services to charming hidden coves.
Besides the sea, you will find many places of great natural beauty where the aroma of orange trees and the freshness of the sea breeze will make you experience beautiful sensations. Parque natural de la Sierra de Irta, Parque natural del Parc de Cabanes, or the protected landscape of the mouth of the river Mijares, are places of great natural beauty and a great environmental value and, of course, we cannot forget the fantastic Reserva Marina de Las Columbretas, formed by a series of volcanic islets that are the habitat of a great number of marine species and where there is an excellent visibility, which makes it a very valued place for lovers of underwater sports.
The gastronomy of the Costa del Azahar is based on the typical Mediterranean cuisine where the fresh products of the sea are mixed with fruits and vegetables, rice and mountain products of the interior of Castellón, in delicious dishes where tradition is combined with modernity and imagination.
If you travel to Costa del Azahar you will have to try some of its delicious rice dishes like arroz de montaña, la paella de cullera y mosca or arroz con alcachofas y langostino.
In its main tourist destinations, you will find restaurants of all kinds, from simple bars and beach bars where to enjoy typical Spanish tapas, to restaurants of renown, places for all tastes and pockets. The typical dishes of Castellón are so many and so varied that lovers of good cuisine will certainly enjoy themselves.
Some other attractions of Costa del Azahar are its lots of natural features, perfectly integrated with tourism, such as Sierra de Irta, Humedal del Prat Cabanes-Torreblanca, Desierto de las Palmas and perhaps the most famous of all, Reserva Natural de las Islas Columbretes, that add a great beauty to this coast. As you can see, Costa del Azahar relaxing and lively atmospheres, as well as urban beaches with many services to isolated coves. Whatever your choice, on the Costa del Azahar you can spend a fantastic holiday.
Costa del Azahar is an ideal destination for traveling with children. Its beaches of fine sand, shallow and calm waters, will allow them and their parents to enjoy themselves and have fun in the water.
There are also many cultural and didactic visits for them, but probably what children will enjoy the most will be the water parks such as Aquarama in Benicassim or parque acuático Polinesia, as well as leisure parks such as Mundo fantasía or Jardín encantado in Oropesa de Mar, Papagayo in Benicarló, or several multi-adventure parks where fun is guaranteed for the whole family, like Terra Màgica in Benicàssim, Saltapins in Morella, or Parque d'aventura d'Or de Oropesa de Mar. As you can see, traveling with children to the Costa del Azahar can be fantastic, very fun and enriching, a perfect place to spend an idyllic family holiday.
Castellón is very well connected with the Iberian Peninsula and the rest of Europe via the AP7 motorway and other national roads such as the N-340 and comarcales that connect to the coastal towns with other populations of the interior. If your idea is to arrive by plane, you can do it through the airports of Castellón or Valencia, which in turn are connected with coastal towns with bus lines. The main railway axis is the Mediterranean corridor, a line that crosses the entire Mediterranean coast with connections to inland cities like Madrid and Europe. Soon, with the high-speed line Ave, you can reach Castellón from any point in Spain, in just a few hours.
In the main tourist destinations of the Costa del Azahar we will find a wide accommodation offer, from big hotels and aparthotels to rental houses and apartments in Costa del Azahar that we recommend to all those traveling in groups or with their families, since it is the most affordable way. You will also have more space and will forget about schedules. Choose the type of accommodation that best suits your tastes, from a house with private pool, an apartment with sea views, or a nice complex of houses with communal pool where children can make new friends.
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