Valencia is situated in the autonomous region
of Comunidad Valencia which is made up of three
provinces: Castellón, Valencia
and Alicante, occupying the central portion of
Spain's Eastern coastline.
Few cities are like Valencia, able to combine so
harmoniously remains from remote periods, as far away as
138BC, with the most modern, avant-garde buildings to be
erected in the new millennium.
Thanks to its location, Valencia has been the Spanish
gateway to the Mediterranean, with the special
charm that seaport cities have. The fine sand and crystal
waters, the vastness of the open sea, and the proximity
of the coastal mountain range lend the Valencian
coast a unique appeal.
There are outstanding beaches and dunes at Canet d’En
Berenguer, where the coastline becomes leisurely and
residential, as it does to the North of the Valencian
capital, where small tourist town (La Pobla de Farnals,
Alboraya, and El Puig) have emerged where
only a few years ago fruit and vegetables were grown.
In addition, still within the city of Valencia,
the beaches of La Malvarrosa and Levante
offer a wide variety of places to dine and enjoy a quiet
evening by the sea. To the South, nature becomes predominant
at Saler Beach and in
the L’Albufera Nature Reserve, where the
sun can be enjoyed in unique surroundings. The beaches of
Cullera, Gandía and Oliva combine
beautiful landscapes with a number of sporting and recreational
facilities. Interesting routes await you inland, such as
the one defined by the course of the Turia River,
or charming towns like Buñol, Requena and