Route from Costa Blanca to Costa del Azahar

Enjoy the sunny east coast, its beaches and coves, its culture and cuisine, from Jávea to Benicarló passing through the cosmopolitan Valencia.

Day 1
Departure. Sunday.
We begin this route along the Mediterranean coastline in Alicante, north of the bright and tourist Costa Blanca. Our first stop is the beautiful city of the Jávea/Xàbia, a town with a seafaring tradition that preserves an interesting historic centre with narrow cobblestone streets, whitewashed houses, buildings with arched doorways, Gothic windows and iron grills for you to explore. But undoubtedly, its main attraction is a heavenly space of beaches, coves and beautiful lookouts with a quiet and sunny coastline perfect for practising water sports and underwater activities. Pay special attention to its cuisine: it would be a sin no to try its delicious rice, fish and fideuá dishes, and particularly, the amazing red shrimps of the region. Nearby is the Natural Park of Montgó, protecting the space between Jávea and Denia. The stunning capes of Nao, San Martín and San Antonio are worth a visit, as well as the nearby theme park of Terra Mítica in Benidorm, or towns such as Calpe or Altea.
Day 2
Monday.
From the Parador de El Saler you will have the opportunity to discover one of the most attractive cities of our country. Don’t miss out on visiting the City of Arts and Sciences, designed by Santiago Calatrava, and wandering through the old town of Valencia: the Lonja, declared World Heritage Site, the Central Market, the Cathedral, the Palau de la Generalitat, the Marqués de Dos Aguas Palace, the Serranos tower or the Quart tower. Drop by the IVAM, the Beneficencia cultural centre and the Museum of Fine Arts to admire its interesting art collections and exhibits. You can also expect to enjoy golf, the spa of the Parador, the sea, the beach and a boat ride in the evening through the Albufera not to miss the beauty of the sunset.
Day 3
Tuesday.
Without leaving the coastline and heading north, we arrive in Valencia, one of the most attractive, modern and cosmopolitan cities of our country. Don’t miss out on visiting the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences, designed by Santiago Calatrava, and wandering through the old town: the Lonja de la Seda, declared World Heritage Site, the Central Market, the Cathedral -where you can't forget to go up the “Miguelete”, the Palau de la Generalitat, the Marqués de Dos Aguas Palace, the Serranos tower or the Quart tower. Some unmissable cultural stops here are the Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM), the Beneficencia cultural centre and the Museum of Fine Arts to admire its interesting art collections and exhibits. You can’t leave Valencia without trying a good paella, discovering the famous urban beach of La Malvarrosa, enjoyigs its famous ice creams or having a real horchata (tiger nut milk) with fartons. In the evening, few experiences can equal that of contemplating the beauty of a sunset during a boat ride through the Albufera. In the middle of the Natural Park, one of the most important wetlands in Europe and of great ornithological diversity, is the Parador, a must destination for golf lovers because of its prestigious course, integrated in the surrounding dunes and pine forest and with a majestic pristine beach right in front of it. And even though the trip has to continue the following day, the city boasts a very vibrant night-life, where the night meets the day without even realising.