Costa Blanca / Costa del Azahar Route
COSTA BLANCA TO COSTA AZAHAR ROUTE (RUTA DE LA COSTA BLANCA A LA COSTA DEL AZAHAR)
This route is ideal for lovers of the beach and sea, taking in some of the most beautiful regions on the Spanish Mediterranean coast.
Suggested access airports: Valencia/Murcia/Alicante
3 NIGHT ITINERARY
First night: Parador de JÁVEA
The town of Jávea offers various attractions. Javea/Xábia has preserved an interesting historic centre characterized by narrow streets, buildings with arched doorways, large Gothic windows, and wrought iron railings. The most distinctive feature of the buildings is their rough ochre sandstone, mined from a local quarry. All this in lovely surroundings, with beaches and coves such as Arenal Beach, Blanca Cove, Barraca Cove, Granadella Cove and others. Near Jávea is the Montgo Nature Reserve, forming a green space around the city. Don’t miss the lovely capes of Nao, San Martín and San Antonio, nearby Terra Mítica theme park, or local towns such as Altea and Benidorm.
Second night: Parador de EL SALER
From the parador at El Saler you have the opportunity to explore one of the most attractive cities in Spain. A visit to the City of Arts and Science, designed by Santiago Calatrava, and a stroll through the old town should not be missed; La Lonja, named a World Heritage Site, the central market, the cathedral, the Palau de la Generalitat, the Palacia del Marques de Dos Aguas, Serranos Towers or Quart Towers. Visit Valencia Institute of Modern Art, La Beneficencia Cultural Centre and Museum of Fine Arts to admire their interesting collection of art and exhibitions. Also awaiting you is golf, the parador spa, the sea, the beach and at dusk you can take a boat ride to Albufera so you don’t miss the beautiful sunset.
Third night: Parador de BENICARLÓ
The Maestrazgo region has a sun-filled coast into which the mountain ranges lead down. Benicarló is a good place to discover this pleasant coast, exploring nearby spots such as Peñíscola, dominated by the castle of the so-called Luna Pope, which appears to float above the sea and the town’s old quarter. Inland we can visit the Els Ports-Maestrat region. Of special note is the lovely town of Morella, in which numerous civil and religious monuments reflect the history of the town.