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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 139 reviews.

   
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02 October, 2014

City review

Beautiful town with lots to see and huge variety of places to eat. The old town in particular is amazing and the views from the castle are worth the walk - plenty of places to stop and have a rest and a drink/tapa on the way up. Two beaches were great.

Coast review

great range of beaches and not nearly as tacky as Costa Blanca
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12 September, 2014

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Lovely

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Very pretty
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12 August, 2014

City review

Village was beyond expectation at night. All kinds of events where organised in august, but not to busy to enjoy it.

Coast review

We went to the beach in (almost)the backyard. It was rocky and realy quiet during the day. A few people are visiting this beach and almost everyone who does, brings their dog along. (We haven't got a dog, but it didn't bother us at all)
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08 August, 2014

City review

Nice little town, with lovely Castle of Papa Luna. Fantastic beaches in the city, but also the possibility to visit the beautiful beaches in Sierra D'Irta Natural Park where you can be alone.

Coast review

Nice area. We like it here.
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29 July, 2014

City review

Nice and calm

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Nice
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20 May, 2014

City review

Once we learned our way around, the is a very nice place to visit.

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Beautiful
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27 April, 2014

City review

Vinaros is fun to visit. There are charming restaurants and friendly people. Families stroll down the boulevard which is by the Mediterranean and couples sit outside restaurants with their Sangria. In this warm sunny town

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The Mediterranean is beautiful and relaxing
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28 December, 2013

City review

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

Coast review

Great see, clear water, many small beaches, almost no people
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25 November, 2013

City review

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

City review

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.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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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.

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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

City review

very nice

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very rocky
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31 July, 2013

City review

great

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great beach
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29 July, 2013

City review

Lovely town!

Coast review

Great coast
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28 July, 2013

City review

lovely and great beaches

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did not go there
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