Also known as the Orange Blossom Coast, the Costa del Azahar is to be found in the province of Castellon, north of Valencia. This beautiful coastline stretches over about 115 km. A holiday on the Costa del Azahar is not all about the beach, though there are great opportunities for relaxing in the sun by the water, but you will find here also rugged mountains and beautiful nature reserves, various facilities for practicing all kinds of sports, culture and history, beautiful cities, great authentic food. The most popular holiday resorts are Denia and Gandia, easily accessible from a holiday home on the Costa del Azahar, and the best beaches can be found at Benicassim, Castello-Grao, Alcossebre, Peniscola. There's also many fiestas you can take part in, like the Vinarós carnivals in February, the Magdalena during March in Castellón, the Oropesa fiestas from the 25th of July, Santo Tomás on the 22nd of September in Benicassim and many others.
Since you are on holiday on the Costa del Azahar you should take in the culture of the place as well, it is quite amazing. The town of Peniscola has a great medieval castle while Oropesa conserves the 16th century Tower of the King, built as a defense against pirates. The lovely town of Morella is another one of the coast's treasures, with narrow streets, enclosed by 14th century walls.
Then there is also the attractive seaside town of Benicassim, with its Moorish character, famous for hosting the annual FIB International Music Festival. And also it is particularly interesting with its 10th century Moorish castle.
The countryside of the Costa del Azahar is also breathtaking, with plenty of orange and olive groves, with beautiful nature, nature parks, and reserves, with opportunities for hiking, rambling, mountain climbing, rafting, mountain biking and many others. Pack your bags and see for yourself!
Spain is a country of tradition, history and culture that has no match in the world. Everything here has a specific character, from the authentic food, the friendly and welcoming people, the typical habits displayed in fun fiestas, amazing nature and beautiful beaches. A holiday home on the Costa del Azahar is a great opportunity to experience all this at a reasonable price. The beaches on the Costa del Azahar are unspoilt and less crowded as those of the Costa Blanca, there's white sand and hidden coves, the perfect location for scuba diving enthusiasts. The local cuisine is mainly based on rice and fish dishes. Specialities include locally caught prawns, sardines and anchovies, also the famous Paella and the Tombet del Maestrzgo, an incredible soup. This area of Spain enjoys a mild climate, with warm dry summers and temperate winters, so it's also just perfect for a family holiday on the Costa del Azahar any time of the year. Plenty of reasons for you to smile, so allow yourself some extra happy moments this year and spend them on the Costa del Azahar.
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