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Places to Visit & See in Costa del Azahar
Costa del Azahar Sightseeing


Costa del Azahar is one of the ideal holiday destinations in Spain with 330 days of sunshine a year. Costa del Azahar has 120 km. coastline of fine sandy beaches and beautiful coves, and on the inlands there is wonderful nature carved in lush pine and oak forests and beautiful vast orange groves. Castellón province is the second most mountainous region in Spain.

Castellón province has one of the most modern ports in Spain with seven marinas and Yacht Club where over three hundred boats moor and wide range of water sports can be found. The marinas are located in the towns of Vinaròs, Benicarló, Peñíscola, Alcossebre, Oropesa del Mar, Castellón and Burriana. 30 miles along the Castellón coasts, there lie the archipelago of the four groups of volcanic islands, the Columbrete Islands worth to visit by a daily boat trip. L'Illa Grossa is the most popular one that is a sea nature reserve.

As for popular towns; Castellón de la Plana is the most popular and the capital city of the region. The historical Castellón de la Plana is the most famous town of the region worth to visit.

, Benicàssim and Burriana are the other well known towns of Costa del Azahar. Benicàssim is a nice holiday resort in Costa del Azahar having a 6 km. fine sandy beaches. Peniscola is the leading beach holiday resort of the Castellón province with its beautiful beaches. Oropesa del Mar is another calm beach holiday resort of the Castellón province in Costa del Azahar that is worthy of its beautiful beaches and a modern tourist infrastructure. After Benicàssim, to the north comes the historical Maestrazgo region where the shoreline is covered by the mountains and tranquil beaches. The towns along this stretch of coastline is one of the most touristic destinations of Costa del Azahar. Las Fuentes, Alcossebre and Cap i Corb are the popular holiday resorts here.

Besides the coastal towns, the inland towns are also remarkable and worth to visit such as Sant Mateu capital of the Baix Maestrat district, Morella with its walls covering the area with a monumental sight, Villafranca del Cid, Ares del Maestre, Benassal and Catí with its health spas, Culla with its well-preserved medieval quarter, Tirig with one of the most important networks of rock paintings along the Mediterranean coast, Alcora that is a home and birthplace of the tile industry, Llucena that is a town located on a rocky promontory between the Pedreñera river and ravine, Montanejos with its great canyons, Alto Palancia, Segorbe, Altura, Navajas, Jérica and Viver all with its springs and beautiful nature.

The Peniscola castle on the hills is attractive with a spectacular overlook to the town. The fortress commands the highest point of the peninsula. The parade ground is a superb balcony from which to admire the Mediterranean, and the Keep is a perfect platform and place from which to contemplate the wide sweep of the coast. The Torre del Rey (King’s Tower) in Oropesa is another nice  Costa Azahar attractions.

The Columbretes Islands is located about 30 nautical miles off the coastline. This picturesque group of islands forms a horseshoe and is protected as a nature reserve. For the ones interested in photography or just scuba diving, this is a ‘must visit’ place and in the summer season the "Barracuda" boat sails daily from Las Fuentes Marina.

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