Costa del Azahar is a lovely Spanish coastal area with great beaches, lovely climate, friendly people and plenty of fresh seafood to enjoy. Costa del Azahar means the ‘coast of orange blossom’ and can be found in the province of Castellón.
Costa del Azahar is not a busy tourist spot. It has the beautiful regions just behind the Orange Blossom coast called Baix Maestrat. This is a great location for rural tourism, including walking, off roading, horse riding and cycling.
You can combine Costa del Azahar with a beach holiday as it is only a short drive from the coast. The food, the climate, the scenery is definitely a reason to visit Costa del Azahar.
Things to do
Costa del Azahar is a great location for water sports. There are opportunities to go sailing, windsurfing, jet skiing, scuba diving and rowing. Also for water lovers there are water parks to spa centres to splash around and relax.
For those who love land based sports, there is golf, tennis and horse riding, which is a great way to explore Costa del Azahar.
After all these activities, relax on the Costa del Azahar fine sandy beaches. There is six kilometres of warm sand to lie down and take in the atmosphere. What better way to spend your relaxing holiday.
In Costa del Azahar, you’ll find ample souvenirs to take home as a momento of your trip. Ceramics and cloth handicrafts are the most popular item to be bought. In addition, the town Morella is renowned for its textile industry.
Càlig is set inland from Vinarôs and Benicarlo and is a tranquil Spar village offering an ideal blend of modern and traditional. There is a good Nightlife, a decent smattering of shops and has easy access to all other facilities.
For more shops, the historic city of Peñiscola is worth a visit. The city can be found in the northern part of the Costa del Azahar and it’s where you’ll find plenty of shops to gain some retail therapy.
The Nightlife in Costa del Azahar is centred on fashionable clubs and bars where people meet, chat and listen to music over a drink. In the summer, the Nightlife becomes more lively in the seaside towns, beach fronts and the holiday resorts such as Benicàssim and Burriana beachfront together with Castellón dockside. There is a great selection of nightclubs, discos, bars and pubs which guarantee plenty of fun all night.
In most of the towns of Costa del Azahar, you’ll find a great range of restaurants offering a tasty menu at reasonable prices.
Red mullet (salmonetes), Norway lobster (cigalas), shrimp (gambas)and king prawns (langostinos), mixed seafood platters, stewed (zarzuela de pescado), grilled sardines and variety of seafood dishes are the popular in the coastal towns.
In addition, rice dishes, particularly paella in its traditional meat or mixed chicken and shellfish versions is another “must”. Arroz a banda (rice cooked in the water used for the fish, but served as a separate dish), el caldoso, al horno (oven-baked) and con verduras (with vegetables) are other remarkable dishes. In Castellón, favourite dishes is the coques (pizza-style bases).
The Castellón province is also famous with its exceptional fruit and vegetables. There is a great deal of choice around Costa del Azahar with tasty wholesome food. However, don’t forget to treat yourself to their delicious desserts!