Facing the beautiful azure waters of the Mediterranean, the Valencian Community is a region on the east coast of Spain made up of the provinces of Valencia, Alicante and Castellon. The largest city and capital of the region is Valencia, with other major towns such as Calpe, Benidorm, Alicante, Torrevieja and Denia making the region a great place for a city break if you so choose. The Columbretes islands and the Taborca islet also form part of this community.
With a generally mild Mediterranean climate, getting drier when you head inland, the Valencian Community is a great place to visit any time of year. The region is fed by two main rivers: the Segura and the Jucar. This prime location is made up of stunning beaches, abundant plains and lush mountains. It is a fairly mountainous region with several peaks reaching close to 2,000 metres. There is a small strip of fertile plainland on the coast, where you can find the popular seaside resorts of Alicante, Benidorm and Valencia.
Holiday in Valencian Community
The city of Valencia is situated on the coast, and is the country’s fourth largest. Having made a strong push to pique the curiosity of tourists, Valencia is filled with beautiful parks, wonderful food and a host of activities for visitors of all ages including the City of Arts and Sciences centre, the most important tourist destination in the city.
Other destinations of note in the Land of Valencia include the town of Benidorm, with an amazing year round warm climate and location on an idyllic stretch of coastline, with some of the best regarded tourism services, restaurants and entertainment in all of Europe.
The region lives in harmony with nature, and is home to diverse ecosystems with unique flora and fauna in a Mediterranean landscape. Dotted with hills and mountains, forests, islands and wetlands there are incredible contrasts for the willing explorer. From the marine reserve in the Columbretes Islands to the verdant peaks of the Sierra Calderona, and the La Albufera Natural Park in Valencia; there are few places in Europe that offer such a wide range of environs for a rural, natural holiday.
Whether you are looking for the beauty and culture of a city break, or the trekking and sun on your face of time spent in nature; Valencian Community is a perfect area to escape, unwind and enjoy some quality time getting to know somewhere new.
Renting holiday accommodation in Valencian Community
When deciding where to stay in the region, your best bet would be to stay in a holiday rental. As well as guaranteeing the privacy and spaciousness of having your own personal space, and having your group all in one place; this is the best way to get an authentic taste of wherever you holiday. Rather than being segregated to the touristy area with all the hotels and the hordes of foreigners, find the best place to get paella at 11 at night, learn all the local haunts and meet some locals to teach you the Valencian language (or Catalan). And one of the best parts of having your own holiday home away from home is being able to cook a gorgeous Spanish meal in your very own kitchen, made with ingredients from a local food market, and even put on a load of washing.