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Alcossebre Resort

Costa Azahar - the Orange Blossom Coast, is one of Spain's most unspoilt regions. Located between the lands of the Ebro Delta and the lively Costa Blanca, it boasts magnificent beaches, soaring mountain ranges, picturesque villages, and the stunning cities of Valencia and Castellon. Costa Azahar is a treasure.

Visit early in the year to enjoy the aromas and beauty of the orange blossom and any time of year to appreciate how this remains a coastline, which has largely escaped the ravages of mass tourism.

Alcossebre/Las Fuentes is in easy reach of some of Spain’s great natural and cultural sites. A self-drive car is essential to take in the best the region has to offer. Here is an exciting selection of day trips, which can be enjoyed from resort. Accessibility is variable as many of the locations are ancient sites but simply travelling through this beautiful part of Spain is a pleasure in itself. We feel that venturing beyond the coastal fringe and into the hinterland of the Costa Azahar is well worth the effort!

Morella - Mediaeval magic!

Discover the mediaeval town of Morella in the El Maestrazgo region, perched on high and crowned with a spectacular ruined castle. En-route from resort visit the small hilltop town of Cervera del Maestre and see local craftsmen carving from olive wood (souvenir opportunity). Continue your meanderings through the mountain villages to Vallivana and discover its beautiful church. Once in Morella, take time to explore its narrow (steep) winding cobbled streets lined with artisan stores, bars, boutiques and restaurants. For those with the energy a journey to the castle is memorable (and physically demanding) - the views truly incredible! Winding your way back to resort visit the old town of San Mateu and the mountains of Alcala.

Morella at night
Saguto Castle
Morella at night
Sagunto Castle

Villafames and Cabanes -Traditional Spain

Wander through unspoilt valleys to the intriguing mediaeval town of Villafames. Explore the maze of sloping streets, which lead to the restored castle keep. Admire the stunning church and museum of contemporary art housed in a 15th century mansion house. See the old washhouse, which is still in use today! Enjoy a traditional lunch of tasty tapas and local beverages before continuing your journey.

Drive back to resort along the picturesque mountain road winding slowly down to the beach at Torre la Sal, where you can enjoy a stroll along the promenade with its tiny old beach houses and local bars.

Peniscola and Alcala de Xivert - Local castles

The location of the film El Cid, Peniscola is less than half an hour from resort. Visit the castle and old walled town (steep and cobbled) for some great views, hundreds of tiny shops, bars and restaurants. Choose to dine in one of the numerous eateries offering balconies or roof top terraces before strolling down the long, long paseo, which comes to life in the high summer season with street performers and artists. Boat trips available from the harbour where you might also see the fish market in full swing as the many fishing boats deposit their catch.

Visit Peniscola day or night time for a memorable short trip.

The journey home on a sunny day can be best enjoyed via the 'Hidden Valley', which takes you through dramatic mountain scenery and provides the chance to visit ancient Alcala Castle.

The Caves of Saint Joseph
Caves of St. Joseph

Sagunto Castle and the Caves of St. Joseph - History and Wonder

Sagunto, with its beautiful buildings, Roman temple and amphitheatre, splendid church, cobbled streets and landmark castle holds a special place in Spanish history. It is here that Hannibal is believed to have stayed and now offers the visitor a memorable insight into times past.

Continue your travel through the orange groves to Valle d'Uixo and experience the underground river at the Caves of St Joseph. The boat trips through this underwater grotto are simply delightful although access to the boats will be difficult for those with restricted mobility. The caves even have an underground restaurant! This trip is not available on Mondays.

Ebro Delta - A Wildlife Haven

Discover the largest stretch of wetland in Catalonia and an aquatic environment second only to the Camargue region of France. This is a prosperous and fertile rice growing areas with 27 square miles of nature reserve. Explore deserted sandy beaches and take a boat trip to Illa de Buda, a breeding ground for rare sea birds and flamingos. The Ebro Delta is a very special place.

Ebro Delta boat trip
Ebro Delta boat trip

Albarracin - Dramatic and Picturesque

This delightful town, with its walls and towers dating from early Muslim times, a sixteenth century cathedral and mediaeval galleried houses has rightly earned the honour of an international award for historical preservation.

Perched above a river on a dramatic cliff side the town provides a perfect setting for the attractive cluster of mellow pink buildings, numerous ceramic and delicatessen shops, bars and restaurants. A truly memorable excursion into 'real' Spain.


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