Castellόn invites cruise passengers to discover a Mediterranean city of contrasts with the scent of orange blossom.

In its bid to attract cruise ship business, the Castellon Port Authority has allocated two dedicated cruise berths at the port, which is located on the Spanish coast between Valencia and Barcelona. This relatively undiscovered coastal province of Spain offers many attractive, uncrowded locations featuring safe and lively activities that will render the establishment of the cruise dock a viable project.

The Costa pier at the Port of Castellon also serves as a recreational area, which makes it an ideal spot for cruiseships to berth. In its mission to attract cruises, the port of Castellon guarantees docking priority to cruise ships and offers a complete package of all necessary services and facilities. Within a stone’s throw from the port and its facilities is Costa del Azahar, which due to its undeniable charm, is the main attraction for cruise travellers. There, they can tour or relax in localities such as Oropesa, Benicassim, Alcocebre or Peniscola, the latter being quite enchanting as it is home to the Papa Luna Castle, the second most-visited landmark building in Spain. In addition, they can visit the medieval city of Morella, which will likely be designated a UNESCO World Heritage site soon. Another option is golf, as there are three golf courses very close to the port. Other memorable itineraries include a visit to the San Jose Caves, which contain the largest subterranean river in Europe; shopping at the traditional ceramic centres of Onda and Alcora; and a variety of cultural events that the city of Castellon promotes at its theatre, auditoriums and art galleries. Some of the examples are the combination of visiting castles after a truffle hunt with special tamed dogs, wine tastings, painting pottery handmade by guests, tapas cooking workshops or archaeological and rock art workshops in caves declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

 

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