Valencia Province ~ Region of Valencia
The Valencia region of Spain is divided into three provinces. Castellon in the north, Valencia province in the center and Alicante province in the south. The city of Valencia is the capital of Valencia province.
This area is known as la Huerta Valencia (the garden of Valencia)and produce is delivered to local markets including Mercado Central in the town center. The shops, restaurants, Valencianos and tourists often get their supply from here.
Valencia is also the birth-place of paella, the traditional dish of Spain. Only 12kms from the center of Valencia is the beautiful nature reserve and freshwater lagoon of l’Albufera which is separated from the sea by a thin strip of land.
This area is full of pine forests and sand dunes and where Valencia (bomba) rice is grown which is used for Paella Valenciana.
Valencia Region Spain
North of the City of Valencia
- If you like sailing then you’ll love Port Saplaya.
- You can moor your boat very close to your front door and the lovely port at Carraxet ravine has the Chapel of the Little Fish – (Peixets).
Nearby is the town of La Pobla de Farnals where you’ll find a lovely marina full of yachts.
A little further on (about 30km north of Valencia) is the ancient Roman city of Sagunt.
Both towns are within easy reach of the city of Valencia with Requena being the nearest at only 65km and Utiel a little further at 73km.
There are Vineyard Tours where you can visit a bodega and doing a little wine tasting.
Valencia Region Spain
South of the City of Valencia
Only 12 km south of the city center is the famous nature reserve of the Albufera – (l’Albufera) and the beach resort of El Saler.
All that separates the Albufera from the blue flag beaches and crystal clear Mediterranean sea is a thin strip of land.
- The coastal towns of Oliva and Gandia are located at the southerly tip of the province of Valencia near La Safor mountains and vast orange groves of the area.
- The city of Gandia is the larger of the two with a port, harbor and golden sandy beaches full of hotels and apartments and many sports facilities.
Oliva has wide sandy beaches and a new and very old town with traditional whitewashed town houses and is located near the sand dunes and famous golf course of this lovely area of Valencia.
There are over 500 kilometers of stunning coastline on the Costa del Azahar and Costa Blanca with some of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe.