Castellon - Costa Azahar holiday rentals | Vacation rentals in Castellon - Costa Azahar, Spain
Castellón is the northernmost province in the Valencian Community and the second most rocky province in Spain. Its location and proximity to the sea has converted Castellón into a destination for a varied holiday. If you rent an apartment in the Costa Azahar you are guaranteed easy and close access to the beaches as well as endless rural and mountain activities to try. During a holiday along the Azahar Coast you will be able to enjoy the sun, the beach, the Mediterranean culture and, of course, its delicious cuisine.
Castellón is synonymous with nature and tranquility, festivals, art and cultural traditions. Tinença de Benifassà is a region with attractive landscapes and tourist activity. The region of l'Alcalatén has various interesting municipalities such as l'Alcora, home of the Ceramics Museum which reflects the long tradition of this province. A must-see is the Espadán mountain range which feeds the San José River in the Uixó Valley. This is the largest navigabe river below ground-level in Europe, along which you can enjoy a boat trip inside the caves. The variety of activities to do in Castellón is huge. From mountain climbing, to paragliding, canyonying, horse riding, mountain bike rides or even caving.
Inevitably, there is also great culture to be discovered. Castellón is home to much of the cave art of the eastern coast of Spain, which has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For example, the Barranco de la Valltorta displays scenes of the daily life of and myths from the inhabitants of the eastern coast of Spain from millions of years ago. The 'Entrada de Toros y Caballos (entrance of bulls and horses) in Segorbe has been declared a festival of National Tourist Interest, which is a great experience if you are spending a holiday in an apartment in the Costa Azahar. Two of Castellóns main sights are the bell tower and the gothic style Santa Maria Cathedral which is located next to the town hall in the Plaza Mayor.
Castellón also stands out for its rich and varied cuisine. The most common ingredients along this coast include rice, vegetables, fish and shell fish. You will also find the legendary paella and all its variations (Valencian paella, arròs a banda, arròs negre, etc.) On the other hand, the cuisine inland features more meat, being that pig slaughter is a tradition here which dates back centuries. In addition, the tradtional 'tombets' are very famous and are made from meat accompanied with snails, mushrooms and vegetables. Orange is the prominent fruit in Valencia and therefore in Castellón too. For those with a sweet tooth, there is a variety of special confectionary and desserts in this province; the easiest solution is for you to come and try them all for yourself!
During a holiday in Castellón you can enjoy 120km of beaches and bays of all kinds. Renting an apartment in the Costa Azahar will guarantee a holiday of sun, sand and tranquil waters along the Mediterranean coast with plenty of services at your disposition.
Castellón has two nature parks which remain untouched by human activity: The Nature Park of Sierra de Irta forms the two coastal towns of Peniscola and Alcalà de Xivert, and the Prat de Cabanes Nature Park forms Cabanes and Torreblanca. Castellón is also home to the Nature Park and Marine Reserve of the Columbretes islands, a series of small volcanic islands with thousands of protected animals and fish. These islands have beautiful scenery and impressive views; a must visit for any lovers of nature.
Some of the most appreciated beaches include Playa el Gurugú and Pinar de Castellón de la Plana. Carregador beach in Alcocéber has fine sand and plenty of recreational and sporting activities to offer its visitors. Another key beach in Castellón is the Playa Norte de Peñíscola. 5km in length, this beach is the main beach of the area and offers magnificient views of the Castle of Papa Luna.