Turquoise waters, charming castles, glorious weather and fantastic food are why the Mediterranean Coast is a must-see destination during your holiday in Spain. Why not make the most of it with a road trip from the Costa Blanca to the Costa del Azahar?
With Paradores‚Äô luxury and historic hotels your route is not only one of seaside discovery, but also of coastal comfort. Start off by exploring the beaches around scenic Parador J√°vea before making your way to Valencia‚Äôs Parador El Saler, and wrap things up at the idyllic Parador Benicarl√≥, right on the Mediterranean‚Äôs shoreline‚Ä¶ A perfect escape!
The breath-taking Costa Blanca
The Costa Blanca refers to the 200 kilometres of shoreline around Alicante. Parador J√°vea lies at its centre, located in a charming beachside town with a uniquely temperate micro-climate that has earned recognition from the World Health Organisation as being one of the world‚Äôs healthiest. Set aside one of your days to wander the town‚Äôs winding streets and arched entryways before setting out to explore the nearby Montg√≥ Nature Reserve or hitting one of the many surrounding beaches. Whether you decide to take a dip in the Cala de la Barraca or spend the day lounging in the Cala de la Granadella, you‚Äôre sure to have a grand time.
On another day, set a course towards Parador El Saler, conveniently located 18 kilometres from Valencia. Use it as your base to visit the marvellous City of Arts and Sciences, its stylish city centre, or the Albufera Nature Reserve, located just outside the hotel. Sportier guests can take advantage of the Parador‚Äôs exceptional golf course, swimming pool or football field, as well as its sumptuous spa. Cap off the day with a boat ride across the lagoon, watching the sun set over the ocean.
Parador El Saler
Castles on the Sea
Further north, the Costa del Azahar (the ‚ÄúOrange Blossom Coast‚ÄĚ) is one of Spain‚Äôs best-kept secrets, a Mediterranean wonderland where every town seems to harbour an imposing fortress or castle.
Romantic Parador Benicarl√≥ is your base here, just 30 metres from the water and perfectly located for those wanting to wander through nearby villages like Pe√Ī√≠scola, which is dominated by a grand castle overlooking the sea. Enjoy a round of golf in the Parador‚Äôs Pitch and Putt or settle down for a drink in its garden for a fully relaxing visit.