Long beaches and lots of sun
Due to the influence of the sea, the climate in the communidad Valencia is milder than the inland regions.
Important mountain areas alternate with 632 kilometers of coastline where you can enjoy the sea and the good climate all year round.
Thanks to the long beaches and lots of sun, the region is visited annually by many tourists.
There are four major tourist areas: Costa Blanca, Benidorm, Valencia Terra i Mar and Castellon Costa Azahar.
The 3 provinces Alicante, Castellon and Valencia form the communidad Valenciana
Alicante – Alacant
The province of Alicante is designated with the Costa Blanca tourist brand.
It has a typical Mediterranean landscape with beaches interspersed with mountainous terrain.
Festivals declared to be of International Tourist Interest are:
– the bonfires of San Juan on midsummer night in Alicante
– the International Habaneras and Polyphony Competition in Torrevieja
– the Moors and Christians festival in Villajoyosa and Alcoy
– the Elche Mystery Plays and the Palm Sunday Procession in the city of Elche.
The town of Elche is also the site of the Palmeral de Elche palm grove, awarded the World Heritage designation by the UNESCO.
Castellon – Castelló
In Castellon there are numerous holiday resorts all along the coastline, such as Benicarló, Peñíscola, Vinaròs, Oropesa del Mar and Alcossebre.
It is also the second most mountainous province in Spain, and it is well worth visiting nature reserves on the interior.
The rich artistic and historic heritage of Valencia includes particularly the Silk Exchange, with the World Heritage designation, and the ground-breaking City of Arts and Sciences.
The city is also the scene of the spectacular Fallas midsummer bonfire festival, declared a Festivity of International Tourist Interest.
The other famous festivity in the province is the Tomatina tomato battle in Buñol.
Also recommended are a visit to the towns of Cullera, Gandía, Requena, Sagunto and Xátiva.
The province of Valencia has over 100 kilometres of coastline, with beaches with fine golden sand. It has two nature reserves and numerous spaces for enjoying sports in the open air; the districts of Los Serranos and El Rincón de Ademuz are of particular interest.
– Palmeral de Elche palm grove
– The Silk Exchange
– El Miguelete Tower
– City of Arts and Sciences complex
– Valencia Institute of Modern Art (IVAM)
– Santa Bárbara Castle
– Santa María de la Asunción Church-Procathedral
– Segorbe Cathedral