Oropesa de Mar will catch you! A beautiful city that lives facing the sea and boasts an extensive cultural heritage, a privileged climate and a breathtaking coastline.
Oropesa de Mar is a beautiful town of 10,000 inhabitants of the Costa de Azahar located 22km from Castellón and only 99km from the international airport of Valencia.
A privileged climate, the friendliness of its people, its rich gastronomy, beautiful and quality beaches, the monumental heritage, the quality of its infrastructure and the wide range of leisure and entertainment make Oropesa de Mar one of the most important tourist destinations of Valencia.
Old Town of Oropessa de Mar - Oropessa de Mar offers one of the most beautiful old towns around the Levantine Coast, with narrow passages and cobbled, historic buildings, museums, stately homes, castles and walls.
Located on the coast in the province of Castellón, in Comarca de la Plana Alta, the old town is a nice network of streets that breathe history on all four sides. You'll fall in love, wander and get lost in them, both day and night; it is full of craft shops, antiques, souvenirs and a fabulous atmosphere that will create unforgettable summer evenings.
This is where there are the largest number of buildings and interesting points, where we cannot miss the Muslim Castle of the XI century, neither the Museo del Naipe, with a funny collection of the famous board game, Museo del Hierro or Naturhiscope, a center that represents the historical relationship of Oropessa and the sea.
Do not forget to visit outside the castle the iconic Torre del Rey at Punta de Les Llances, a fortress built by Felipe II to protect the population of the Saracens and Berbers attacks that has become over the years a symbol from the city.
Castillo de Oropessa de Mar - Castillo de Oropessa de Mar was built by the Arabs in the 12th and 13th centuries over a Roman construction. Located on top of the old town from which dominated the whole town, we find this magnificent fortress from which passed illustrious names of our history such as El Cid or Jaime I.
Yacimiento arqueológico de Oropesa la Vella - Oropessa La Vella is an archaeological site dating back to the Stone Age located next to Calas de Oropessa la Vella. It was a settlement of the antiquity of a civilization that lived practically on fishing and was finally abandoned by Muslims when they built the castle.
Its modern marina with 700 berths that offers the possibility to practice different water sports, fishing or windsurfing as well as the possibility of renting sailing boats or motor to sail, is just 1 km from the resort.
One of the main attractions of Oropesa de Mar is its proximity to Islas Columbretes. A volcanic archipelago just 25 miles from the coast, which is one of the Natural Parks of greater ecological interest of the Mediterranean. Both surface and underwater, these islets cherish a natural and biological wealth. Hiring tours, you can see both the islands in its terrestrial part, as well as immerse ourselves in one of the most beautiful and rich Mediterranean seabeds.
But Isla Columbretes is not the only natural attraction, since only 9 km is Desierto de las Palmas and Parque Natural del Prat de la Ribera de Cabanes, where if you love nature you can take different routes to discover these natural parks by foot, horseback or bicycle.
This spot had been the object of desire for several civilizations throughout the centuries. Its strategic location has conditioned its history, architecture and landscape. The city and Castle have witnessed disputes and great battles that have been fought on these lands, first with the Romans, Muslims, the armies of James I with the Reconquista are some examples of its important history.
It has a beautiful old town of medieval layout that will take time to discover to anyone who visits. In its maze of narrow cobbled streets, you will discover many historical remains of different cultures that have populated this land as Castillo de Oropesa, Capilla de la Virgen de la Paciencia, la Ciudad de los Anticuarios or la Torre del Rey.
Oropesa has 13km of coast and 7 beautiful beaches spread in its Litoral that stand out especially by its diversity and quality of waters. Here you will find from extensive sandy beaches and modern facilities to small secluded coves wild and rugged cliffs through a breathtaking natural beauty.
Playa de la Concha is the main and busiest beach in Oropesa which has 850m in length and a beautiful promenade that runs along the beach from north to south. Wide range of cafes, restaurants and ice cream parlors around the beach as well as modern facilities such as showers, walkways, toilets, playground, lifeguards, hammocks and awnings.
Playa Les Amplaries in the north has a length of 2200m, fine sand and large landscaped areas along the beach. It has good facilities and the possibility of water sports. Therefore, it is one of the most popular and crowded beach.
Playa Morro de Gos awarded the blue flag granted by the EU is a sign of quality and good services offered by this beach. It is 2000m in length and has a fairly high level of occupation.
Calas de Oropesa la Vella i del Retor are small sandy beaches featuring 70 m of length and a low level of occupation. Here we find the remains of an old abandoned civilization. They are ideal for lovers of tranquility.
Playa la Renegá located in a wild environment is formed by a succession of coves with a length of 1100m, in an area where the pines pet a crystal clear sea and nature fills the beaches. No services, no showers, no restaurants and a low occupancy level is especially recommended for lovers of tranquility and a private beach.
Oropessa de Mar is a well-known tourist destination on the Costa Azahar, located 22 km from Castellón and 149 km from Tarragona. The two major roads that cross the municipality are the AP-7 motorway and the N-340.
If arriving by car from the AP-7 motorway, take exit 45 to exit shortly after take the N340 to drive just over 1 km to the center of Oropessa.
To arrive by plane these are the distance to Oropesa from the nearest airports:
Aeropuerto de Castellón is 20 kilometers from Oropesa del Mar
Aeropuerto de Manises in Valencia is 80 kilometers from Oropesa del Mar
Aeropuerto de Prat in Barcelona is 260 kilometers from Oropesa del Mar
Aeropuerto de Reus in Tarragona is 160 kilometers from Oropesa del Mar
To reach the town by train, the city holds a station very well connected with the major Spanish cities.
Oropessa de Mar has developed a good tourist infrastructure in recent decades to accommodate a large number of tourists visiting the city each year to enjoy the sun, its beaches, its rich cuisine and friendly people.
That's why in Oropessa de Mar there are a large number of hotels and hostels to stay at. The offering is varied, but if you really want to experience life as the locals, at mid-price and total freedom then the best option is to rent an apartment in Oropessa de Mar. On our website you will find varied options from studios, top of the line apartments or houses with private pools. Do not wait and book the perfect accommodation for your vacation.