Costa del Azahar – a guarantee of more than 300 sunshine days a year

Literary translated to mean coast of orange blossom, Costa del Azahar is situated in Castellon province;in eastern part of Spain and neighbors Catalonia on the northern side, Aragon to its west and the Valencia to its south. Experiencing about 330 sunshine days, Costa del Azahar is a top destination for holidays in Spain boasting of a coastline measuring 120 km.

The Costa harbors beautiful coves and fine sandy beaches and its inlands consists of a wonderful nature sandwiched in the oak forests and lush pine and has vast beautiful orange gloves. Castellon province is one of the most mountainous areas in Spain which makes the Costa unique in its own rights.

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Urban sprawl on the Costa del Azahar

The capital city of Costa del Azahar is Castellón de la Plana which is essentially the most popular holiday destination in the region. Other well known towns here include the Burriana, Peniscola and Benicàssim which is a cute holiday resort in the Costa, with sandy beaches measuring about 6 kms. The Maestrazgo is a rich touristic destination with a mountainous shoreline and tranquil beautiful beaches.

Some of the highly recommended holiday resorts besides those mentioned above include Oropesa del Mar, Las Fuentes, Alcossebre, Cap i Corb and others. Costa del Azahar is also a popular region in Spain for water sports and extra ordinary beaches. Here, you can engage in exciting water sporting activities like sailing, jet skiing, windsurfing, water skiing, fishing, scuba diving, and even rowing as well as regattas and competitions. The best Costa del Azahar beaches include the L’Arenal beach, El Pinar beach and the Sud de Benicàssim beach. The Oropesa del Mar is a calm beach resort suitable for your holidays owing to its modern tourist infrastructures and facilities as well as its beautiful and attractive beaches. The province of Castellón is a modern port with seven Yacht clubs and marinas. There are more than 300 boats moor here and you can find many water sports. L’llla Grossa is a popular sea nature reserve in Costa del Azahar.

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While visiting this coast you can also enjoy the exciting night life that will make your holiday even more awesome. Here, the nightlife is concentrated mainly in Castellón where there are world class clubs and fashionable bars to guarantee enjoyable nights. The nightlife in Costa del Azahar is even livelier during summer times, of course. Las Villas is one of the most favorite clubs in Costa del Azahar.

For your shopping needs kin Costa del Azahar, you can buy cloth handicrafts and ceramics which are some of the most popular items here. If you are passionate about the textile industry during your visit to Costa del Azahar, Morella town is certainly worthy a visit. Weather in this place is great and wonderful comprising of hot summers and mild winters. With average annual temperatures of 18°C, the area experiences more than 300 sunshine days which are ideal for your holiday vacation.

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