Holidays in
Costa de Azahar

A rare gem on the Spanish coast

You might have unpacked your suitcase on the Costa Brava, the Costa del Sol and the Costa Blanca, but it’s possible you haven’t yet considered unfolding your towel on the Costa del Azahar. With its quiet coves, shimmering waters and some of the best seafood in the region, the Orange Blossom Coast is well worth adding to your must-visit list.

Costa del Azahar holidays are a picturesque mix of unspoilt natural scenery, quaint seaside spots and long walks along serene sandy shores. Nature lovers will enjoy basking in the surrounding countryside, a patchwork of fragrant citrus groves and verdant nature reserves. If you’re missing the buzz of town, the handsome, time-worn streets of Peniscola are good for aimless wandering, while the nearby Benicassim is a magnet for festival-goers. Whoever you’re travelling with, holidays to the Costa del Azahar are a delight.

Your Costa del Azahar questions, answered

On a prime stretch of swoon-worthy Spanish coastline, the Costa del Azahar is north of Valencia, and a 15-minute drive from the bustling town of Benicassim.

The Costa del Azahar is ideal for families. Its shores are ripe for sandcastle building, while its shallow waters are perfect for paddling with little ones.

Expect seafood galore served from typically Mediterranean-style menus. For a session of real feasting, think huge, sizzling pans of paella and glasses of icy-cold sangria.

Best things to do in Costa del Azahar

Go back in time

Pass through the medieval walls of Peniscola (which eagle eyes will recognise from Game of Thrones) to the castle where you can survey the city’s defences while enjoying views.

Go off the beaten track

Find peace in nature just south of Peniscola, where rugged cliff-tops, coastal walks and wild beaches make up the dense protected greenery of Serra d'Irta Nature Park.

Feed the birds

With its subtropical gardens, beautiful butterfly house and the chance to feed its feathered inhabitants, the Papagayo Garden is a real treat for all ages.