Located along Spain’s eastern coast, Valencia is a holiday location that truly has it all. From sandy beaches to historic architecture, bustling resorts to a vibrant restaurant and bar scene, this picturesque region offers endless delights.
There’s never a dull moment in Valencia. History buffs can explore fascinating museums in some of the region’s most spectacular cities. Adventure-seekers will be thrilled by its amusement parks, while beachgoers can spend lazy afternoons paddling in the Mediterranean Sea. And as the home of paella, Valencia boasts plenty of seafood eateries to enjoy a delicious meal when the sun sets.
Whether you’re looking for an action-packed break as a family or a romantic getaway as a couple, Valencia holidays promise a fabulous experience for all.
White Sand Beaches
The Valencia region is famous for its Blue Flag shores. There’s something to suit all beach lovers here, from buzzing cityside sands to quiet, tranquil spots. Each beach is framed by crystal-clear waters warm enough to swim in from as early as April and as late as November.
Valencia’s coastline is around 518 kilometres long. One of its most popular beaches is La Malvarrosa. Located just outside the city, it’s a firm favourite with locals thanks to its beautiful white sand. There are a number of restaurants and cafés facing the seafront where you enjoy a drink or a bite to eat.
Las Arenas is another go-to sunbating spot.. This idyllic city beach features plenty of space to bask in the Spanish sunshine and relax with a good book. Here you’ll find lots of loungers to hire and volleyball courts if you fancy some entertainment.
There are several amusement parks dotted across the region, perfect for a day of family fun or a memorable afternoon with friends.
Terra Mitica is a theme and adventure park in Benidorm, with attractions for adults and kids alike. The park’s design is based on the ancient Mediterranean civilisations such as Egypt, Rome and Greece. Here you can enjoy a variety of amazing rides and witness incredible live-action shows. There’s also a kids’ club for the little ones.
For an unforgettable day of excitement, head to Aqualandia. This waterpark is the biggest in Europe, home to a huge selection of wet attractions. With 17 slides and 12 pools, as well as picnic areas, ice cream stalls and souvenir shops, Aqualandia promises endless fun.
Valencian City Life
You’ll find several spectacular cities in Valencia, each offering something unique. In the south is Alicante, a welcoming city defined by impressive monuments and vast beaches. In the north is Castellón, renowned for its Gothic-style cathedral and scenic parks.
And of course, Valencia holidays wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Valencia, the region’s capital. Often referred to as the ‘Bright City’ due to its annual 300 days of sunshine, it’s no wonder that Valencia is so popular.
Spend your time exploring historic sites, such as the Lonja, one of Europe’s most well-known Gothic monuments. Or wander around the huge Central Market and discover a range of delicious fresh produce, such as fruit, vegetables, meats, spices and fish. When you’ve finished exploring, unwind at one of the restaurants dotted throughout the city centre and indulge in a tasty paella – the perfect way to round off your visit to Valencia.