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Costa del Azahar travel information and video

Holiday information, facts, photos and video about Costa del Azahar

Facts

Nearest airport Valencia, Reus
Max. temperature 35 C
Min. temperature 5 C


Costa del Azahar - the ‘Orange Blossom Coast’

To the north of Valencia you find the Costa del Azahar, or Orange Blossom Coast. The area forms part of the provinces of Valencia and Castellón and is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt regions of Spain. Not only offering great beaches but beautiful towns and countryside.

The area is still relatively unspoilt when it comes to tourism, compared to its neighbouring Costa Blanca, but offers no less amenities, facilities and attractions. The nearest airport is at Valencia.


Places to visit
The town of Peniscola with its great medieval castle and Oropesa, which conserves the 16th century Tower of the King, erected as a defense against pirates. The enchanting town of Morella
is a true pearl, with its narrow lanes, enclosed by 14th century walls. 



The attractive seaside town of Benicassim, with its Moorish feel is worth a visit, and is now famous for being the site for the annual FIB International Music Festival. Aside from this it is historically interesting with its 10th century Moorish castle.


Natural surroundings
The countryside of the Costa del Azahar is breathtaking, filled with orange and lemon groves, protected parks and nature reserves; the region offers plenty of scope for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits and rural tourism. Here you can enjoy activities such as hiking, rambling, mountain climbing, rafting, mountain biking, and more.

Beaches
The beaches are unspoilt and don’t get as crowded as those of the Costa Blanca, kilometres of white
sandy, interspersed with hidden coves, perfect for scuba diving enthusiasts.


Cuisine
The local cuisine, like most of Valencia, is largely based on fish and rice dishes. Specialities include
locally caught prawns, sardines and anchovies, as well as the famous Paella and the Tombet del Maestrzgo, which is a delicious soup.

Festivals
San Antonio (17th of January) in Benicassim, Vinarós carnivals, Magdalena (Castellón, March), San Juan (24th of June), Oropesa fiestas (25th of July), Santo Tomás (22nd of September) in Benicassim, 9th of October and Peníscola fiestas (7th to 16th of October).

Climate
The Costa del Azahar enjoys a mild climate, with warm dry summers and temperate winters. Ideal for all year visits.


 



Map of Costa del Azahar

Exciting places to visit on Costa del Azahar

Travel information about popular villages and towns at Costa del Azahar


Reviews for Costa del Azahar

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Based on 118 reviews.

   
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28 December, 2013

City review

Small city with great restaurants, beaches and good infrastructure. Helpful staff at visitors' center.

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Great see, clear water, many small beaches, almost no people
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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25 November, 2013

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A lovely resort in a scenic region.

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On the whole, a neat and clean coast
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29 October, 2013

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great

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great
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03 September, 2013

City review

Beautiful castle, nice restaurants and craftshops. Negative aspects: ugly buildings and too many next to both beaches. Not a lot of nature in the town. There are very less trees and no parks. Too crowded beaches in August, very difficult to find a parking place.

Coast review

Crowded, not preserved as it should be. Interesting spots are most in the interior.
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03 September, 2013

City review

Nice

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Many type of beaches but a car is a must
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27 August, 2013

City review

Viñaroz was a good 20 minute drive from the complex, and whilst it had good facilities and services, the beach was very crowded in August, and the road system was confusing.

Coast review

The coast itself was clean, but the beaches are mainly shingle & stones.
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18 August, 2013

City review

Small Spanish village, basic storesvare available.

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15 August, 2013

City review

Benicarlo is a wonderful Spanish city , it's great that they are very near the beach . Great accomodation aay from the hustle and bustle of the other overfull regions. Food delights and hidden shopping treasures. Parking can get extremely tricky and I think it's because they are becomming well known.

Coast review

Great place to stay with kids on vacation lots to do and see !!!!
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13 August, 2013

City review

A very nice pittoresque city.

Coast review

Costa del Azahar is a beautiful coastline, having fantastic beaches.
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03 August, 2013

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very nice

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very rocky
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31 July, 2013

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great

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great beach
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29 July, 2013

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Lovely town!

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Great coast
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28 July, 2013

City review

lovely and great beaches

Coast review

did not go there
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23 July, 2013

City review

Nice, clean, many restaurants.

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Nice, clean, sand.
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23 July, 2013

City review

Nice coast city with lovely sandbeaches and old history

Coast review

Beautiful water and beaches with a good mix of popular tourist and small local locations
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23 July, 2013

City review

Castle is nice! City is clean and well organized.

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Great beach!
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22 July, 2013

City review

Fantastic cozy town

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Like it
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03 July, 2013

City review

Very nice place, preferred the old town within the castle walls, the coastline is loveley and of the two beaches, south beach is quieter, but the sand on north beach is nicer, especially if you have children.

Coast review

Be prepared to possibly be charged for electric at the end of your holiday, it is extra in this part of spain.
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15 June, 2013

City review

Nice city

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Beautifull coast and surrounding.
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09 June, 2013

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Beautiful and clean and everything within easy reach

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Very clean and rugged coastline
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