Costa del Azahar
The Orange Blossom Coast
Why we love it here
Discover our absolute favorite coastline that is full of contrasts, historic towns, amazing food and kilometers of both sandy beaches and "calas" with stone beaches looking. Costa del Azahar is located in the province of Castellón and the cost line is 130km leaving space for everyone.
The name, Costa del Azahar, comes from the orange blossom, which is the flower cultivation of these land, "the land of the orange tree".
One of the things we appreciate the most is that along coast you can find beaches without sunbeds and parasols, small local restaurants and just a few minutes inland you will see mountains with breathtaking views as well as small villages. One of our favorite village is San Mateu and of course the one we live in Xert.
The region is also famous for its cuisine with rice and seafood dishes and "huertas" which supplies both families and companies in the region with fresh vegetables. Due to the quality of the base raw material, you eat well everywhere you go!
The coast line is also rich on the well known marcona almonds, saffron, rise groves for "paella", and of course orange and lemon trees. It is also the home for the millinario olive trees" the tree of eternity
Places to see
Peñiscola “the city by the sea”
Peñiscola, sits on an exceptional cliff at a height of 64 meters above the blue sea attached to the mainland with a narrow stretch of sand.
Peñiscola is known for its 14th century castle, which is among the most important historical and artistic heritage in the country. The dominant castle provides a wonderful view of the old town and its surroundings. During high season (june-aug) we recommend visiting early in the morning or late in the afternoon since it can get rather busy at times.
We love spending time here just walking around and appreciate the views. We always visit the restaurants in Peñiscola - we are never disappointed!
Morella "voted one of the most beautiful village in Spain"
Morella is located on a hill-top in the province of Castellón, Valencian Community. It has many historic buildings, and one can easily spend hours strolling around, visit the traditional bakery’s, restaurants and shops. We are very found of both the honey and the amazing black truffles!
While in Morella don´t miss out on Castillo de Morella, the aqueduct, La Iglesia de Santa María Morella, Convento de San Francesc Morella and the Morella Museo Temps de Dinosaures.
Morella has been voted as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain and we can only agree! This is a place we visit every time we have visitors.
Delta del Ebro "land of flamencos"
Kilometer after kilometer of natural beaches, endless of water sport opportunities and no sunbeds in site. Needless to say - this is one of our favorite places to spend our Sundays! In addition to beaches, it has an incredible bird life and you will see flamencos all year around. Driving through Delta del Ebro you will be surrounded by rise groves and we would not recommend anyone to leave this place without having tried their famous rice dishes!
This is also the area you will see from the horse back!