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Benicàssim
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Benicàssim is a small city located a bit more than 10 km away from the city of Castellón de la Plana, a perfect destination to enjoy holidays at the sea. 

Benicàssim is located in Costa Azahar, one of the most touristic cities of the Valencian Community. Following, you will find what to see and do in Benicàssim and its surroundings. Discover it!

Greenway route

A coastal route that shows the nature of the coastline from Benicàssim and Oropesa, you can do it in bicycle and walking. The route between the two towns is 5.5 km in one way and 5.5 km in the return, a total of 11 km that takes around 1 hour and a half. When doing this fantastic route, you will continuously pass near cliffs over the sea and viewpoints. 

At the end of the route, you will be able to contemplate the first buildings of Oropesa, being able to go down to the promenade and visit the bars on the beach.

Desert de les Palmes Natural Park

This Natural Park is 3200 hectares long. It has a mountainous area behind the coastal town of Benicàssim. A beautiful contrast between the sea and the mountains will make you fall in love with the lush landscape. In the Natural Park, you can also find the Monastery, built in 1694, accompanied by several hermitages around it. 

 When you go up to the Desert de les Palmes, you will find several viewpoints where you will have the opportunity to see the best panoramic views of Benicàssim and its surroundings. In the highest point of the park you can also find the restaurant that is located next to the monastery.

Peniscola

One of the most beautiful villages in Spain, Peñiscola, has a historic center that goes into the Mediterranean Sea and forms a small peninsula. The urbanized area of Peñiscola extends up to 5 km along the coast, although almost all tourist attractions and heritage interest are concentrated in the Old Town, where the Castle of Papa Luna predominates. In addition, getting lost in its streets you will find the Casa de les Petxines, whose facade is decorated with shells and if you go to the lighthouse you will find great viewpoints.

Morella

Morella is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. It has a beautiful medieval village and several interesting monuments to visit such as the Church of Santa Maria or its castle, declared as Historic-Artistic Monument. Its medieval walls have a length of about 2500 meters with a height between 10 and 15 meters. This city will also make you fall in love with its tradition, monuments, gastronomy, folklore and surroundings.

Vilafamés

Discover Vilafamés strolling through its quiet streets that will transport you to its Arab origins, with narrow streets and corners that will make you fall in love. Admire the impressive parish church and its 15th century palace or the Roca Grossa, a stone mould that you will find as you walk up the main street. The historic centre of Vilafamés was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 2005.

Culla

The ideal village of Culla, located in Castellón, combines nature, postcard landscapes and beautiful medieval streets, as if it transported us to other times gone by. Its old town centre was declared a Site of Cultural Interest in 2004, and is one of the best jewels to be seen in the Valencian Community.

Columbretes Islands

There is a passionate about fauna and vegetation, do not forget to visit The Columbretes Islands.

These Islands are one of the most interesting options for a good excursion in Castellón.The "Columbretes", if they are presented as one of the island areas of greatest ecological interest in the Mediterranean, are made up of a series of islets and reefs, all located on a depth of more than 80 meters and approximately 60 kilometers from the coast of Castellón.

The Columbretes archipelago is made up of four volcanic islands: L’illa Grossa, La Foradada Island, La Ferrera Island and El Bergatín Island (Carallot). In reality, it is only possible to visit the Illa Grossa. The excursion takes place by the stairs of the port of Illa Grossa to the lighthouse, passing through the Visitor Center where it has an exhibition on human history and fishing in the surroundings of the Columbretes. During the journey, you can observe numerous birds and seabirds, lizards, insects and plants of the island flora.

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