Castellón is the most Northern province in the Region of Valencia; its 120 km of coastline blend in with diverse and natural interior. It is the second most mountanious province in Spain, and Mount Penyagolosa, whic is 1.813 metres high, is the highest peak of the Region of Valencia.

Castellón proudly offers the scent of the orange trees of its coastline and the rosemary of its mountains, creating a beautiful mosaic of colours and perfumes.

The traveller will find forests, rivers, ravines, beaches with fine sand, history, tradition and culture, that is, all the ingredients for a complete tourist offer to enjoy visiting the regions of Els Ports, El Maestrat, Tinença de Benifassà, L'Alcalatén, El Alto Palancia or El Alto Mijares. Visitors will have the chance to drink from natural sources, admire and contemplate the beauty of the monuments, and taste the diverse and exquisite gastronomy from the inland and the coast at a well-set table in any of the traditional restaurants of our geography.

From North to South, the Province of Castellón offers the visitor important tourist centres, such as Vinaos, Benicarló, Peñíscola and its majestic Pope Luna's Castle, Alcossebre, Torreblanca, Oropesa del Mar and Benicàssim. It has also a great service of golf courses, marinas, hotels, campsites and apartments. Towards the South of the province, Almassora, Burriana, Nules, Moncofa, Xilxes or Almenara_an expanding area_constitute an extraordinary selection of beaches where the traveller can live unforgettable experiences between the sea and the sky.

The nice and modern capital city, Castellón de la Plana, has almost 200.000 inhabitants and more than 800 years of history. It offers great tourist services and more than 14 km of wide beach, complete sports services and the perfect climate for a pleasant and unforgettable holiday. You will definetively come back.

Tourist attractions, venues and activities

The Province of Castellón is the ideal destination for a perfect holiday:

  • Wonderful climate, which provides more than 300 days of sun a year.
  • Fine sand beaches bathed by the calm and warm Mediterranean Sea.
  • Villages bursting with history and outstanding heritage
  • Sports facilities to enjoy your favourite sport.
  • Rich and varied gastronomy.
  • A wide tourist infrastructure.
  • Very interesting value-for-money options.

 

  • After El Cid's route_ a tourist and cultural itineray along the way that the medieval knight 'El Cid' followed as described in "Cantar del mío Cid", one of the greatest epic poems in the universal literature.
  • Via Augusta, following the Roman Empire in Castellón_Via Augusta was the longest road in the ancient Hispania, with a distance of 930 miles from the Pyrenees, along the Mediterranean Sea to Cádiz, in the South of Spain.
  • Discover the Secret of the Templars_the templar route starts in France and ends in the castle of Peñíscola, where visitors will find some of the best-preserved historical Templar heritage in Spain regarding castles, fortresses, towers and churches.
  • The route of Santiago de Compostela crosses Castellón_It was declared World Heritage by UNESCO and it is the most important Christian peregrination which also crosses Castellón province through Morella.
  • Castles & Truffles.
  • A Miró's painter jewel in Vilafamés.
  • Artistic Ceramic Route.
  • Nougat Route.
  • Almond Route.
  • Thousand-year-old Olive Route.
  • Orange Route.
  • Wine Route.
  • Hermitage Route.
  • Country house Route.
  • City of Arts an Sciences in Valencia.
Tourist Info
Local Population: 180.000
Time (GMT+/-): +1
First language:
Spanish
Second language: Valencian Language
Currency:
Euro
Banking hours (morning): From 9:00 to 14:00
Banking hours (afternoon): From 16:00 to 18:00
Credit cards: Accepted
Accepts Travellers Cheques: No
Shopping hours (morning): From 10:00 to 14:00
Shopping hours (afternoon): From 16:00 to 20:00
Public holidays: 25 th December Christmas Day, 1st January New Years Eve, 19th March St. Joseph's Day, 1st May Labor Day, 15th August Virgin's Day, 9 & 12 October, 6 & 8 December
Shops are open on Saturdays: Yes
Shops are open on Sundays: No
Tourist Office Tourist info Grao Castellón
Contact Name: Lourdes Pallarés
Address: Paseo Buenavista 28 12100 Castellón
Tel. No.: +(34) 902203130/ 964283621
Fax No.: +(34)964283202
Email: graocastellon@touristinfo.net
Website: http://www.castellonturismo.com

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