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We could define the Costa de Valencia as a hundred percent Mediterranean coast, with a privileged climate with over 300 days of sunshine a year and warm temperatures that let you enjoy this land, its culture, its gastronomy and its fantastic beaches virtually all year. This coast is made up of 125 kilometers of coast in which stand out as major tourist destinations the city of Valencia, Gandia, Cullera, Oliva and Sagunto.
Costa de Valencia is a land of contrasts, which offers a wide range of activities, from a visit to a cosmopolitan and avant-garde city like the city of Valencia, with a great cultural heritage and really impressive architecture in the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, where we find the Museo de la Ciencia, the largest planetarium in Spain, the Oceanográfico which is one of the largest aquariums in Europe, among other interesting buildings and impressive gardens. If cities do not attract you a lot, the Costa de Valencia also hides small and beautiful places where you can find a great cultural heritage as the municipality of Xàtiva, Castle of Cullera or Sagunto, with its Roman theater and its castle.
We also find very different landscapes, kilometric or small beaches and secluded coves, rugged mountains in the interior, or the famous Albufera of Valencia with a unique flora and fauna that any outdoorsman will admire to go on the hiking trails, ride a boat or go cycling.
If you have the chance to visit any of the municipalities of the Costa Valencia during the time of some of its famous parties, don’t hesitate, the fallas, , of international fame, are some of the festivals that most visitors get. Apart from that, there are parties of the Moors and Christians.
The star ingredient in the diet of the Costa de Valencia is rice, cooked in many ways, but all delicious. But the most famous of all plates, with a world reputation, is the Paella Valenciana which can be eaten anywhere, from a beach bar to elegant restaurants. The diet of this coast is typically Mediterranean, based on garden products and fruits which include citrus for its great production, of course fresh fish from the sea, the Albufera, and cereals. A very popular food in these lands is a tiny tuber called Chufa of a delicious drink called Horchata, which is a very cool drink. And one of the most famous drinks is Agua de Valencia, a very fresh alcoholic beverage that appeals to all tastes, but be careful with it because it is high ranking.
And for lovers of the beach and sea, here you will find a paradise, since there is the possibility of doing all sorts of water sports and activities in ports and yacht clubs of the main tourist destinations, or simply enjoy its fantastic beaches like Gandia beach, Malvarrosa and Canet d'en Berenguer, Puçol, Puerto Sagunto, Saler, among many more. You can also enjoy the delicious local cuisine in any of the bars or restaurants that surround them.
You will find plenty of options so that children do not get bored, the main attraction for them probably are its beaches, where they can play, swim and do sports and water games. If you know the city of Valencia, the science museum is an educational and fun visit that kids will love, but if you want to have a good time and get in the city, there is a possibility of going the theatrical route, which is a good way to have an enjoyable tour and the kids will love it.
You will also love the Bioparc, which is another perfect visit to go with children. It is a different zoo, a place where it seems that you can walk among animals without barriers. If you want a change of scenery, then delve into hinterlands in Cofrentes where you will find plenty of activities for children, like riding the Tren del Volcán, Tren del Cabriel, descent canoeing, rafting and other adventures. In all of the coastal areas children can find local parks to have a fun time. And of course, if you like active tourism, there are a thousand possibilities for easy hiking or cycling with children, which is a perfect way to enjoy some family fun.
One of the most colorful and spectacular that exist in Spain are: Easter, the day of Carmen, or the night of San Juan, and other parties that are celebrated by the inhabitants of these lands; fun during those days is guaranteed.
Costa de Valencia has very good access through the network of state roads and highways that connect all coastal towns and the inland. There is the possibility to get to Valencia by plane via the Manises Airport, or arrive by normal or high speed trains from Madrid or Barcelona. There are many bus companies with local or national routes.
There are many lodging options in the Costa de Valencia, from luxury hotels to apartments, but if you're traveling in a group or family, the best option is staying in an apartment, house or villa in the Costa de Valencia. By renting in Valencia, you’ll set your own deadlines, enjoy freedom, and most importantly, at a much cheaper price, the range is so wide that depending on your tastes, you can find the perfect accommodation for you.