Valencia is a beautiful and very large region so it has a varied landscape with some parts lying on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. From Morella down to Alicante, there are many scenic spots all along the coastline ranging from mountainous landscapes, sandy beaches and lush land blessed with delightful palm trees. The Romans and Moors have left their mark leaving fascinating architecture and the famous Palm Groves of Elche.
Quick Facts about Valencia
Here’s a few quick facts that can help when planning to visit Valencia:
Valencia is made up of three provinces within Spain’s Mediterranean coast, Castellon in the north, the province of Valencia in the centre, and Alicante province to the south.
Valencia has mild weather all year round, due in part to its warm, temperate subtropical climate. The temperatures in the winters range from eight degrees Celsius to twenty five degrees Celsius but can like many parts of Spain recently suffer weather extremes.
How to get to and from Valencia airport
Valencia also has its own airport, which happens to be the 10th busiest in Spain. It is located 8 km west of the city of Valencia. Public transport from the airport is excellent
Flights to Valencia include low cost airline Ryanair from most UK airports and British airways fly from Gatwick. You can get there from Edinburgh and Dublin with EasyJet.
Airport Transfers from Valencia airport
Being just 5 miles from the city centre, Valencia Manises airport to the centre costs approximately €20. If you are nimble on your feet and don’t have much luggage to carry, there is also a metro to the centre which costs just costs under €5 ( You will need Metro Line number 5)
Public Bus to and from Valencia airport will be bus number 150. For just €2.50 this connects the airport to the bus station.
Train to Valencia: If you don’t want to fly to Valencia you can get to Paris via the Eurostar train. Then you can take the TGV ( Train à Grande Vitesse) or France’s intercity high-speed rail service from Paris to Barcelona. Then the train from Barcelona to Valencia takes around three hours.
Driving & Ferry to Valencia Brittany Ferries sail to Bilbao and Santander from Portsmouth.
Where to stay in Valencia
As mentioned above there are many parts that make up Valencia so prices to stay can vary off peak from €25 upto €250 per night!
One popular part to stay in Valencia is a neighborhood known as El Carmen. Because it is located in the ‘Old Town’, the location lends itself to taking a stroll via the charming narrow streets during the day, yet you are not far from lots to do at night.
Things to do in Valencia
Valencia is indeed, Spain’s third largest city, therefore it may not come as a surprise that there are so many wonderful sights to see, cultural events to experience that it can get quite loud and busy. Fortunately there are so many choices that with a little planning and research you can skip the crowds. One of the city’s most popular sights is the old Catedral de Santa Maria de Valencia. This also backs onto the attractive Plaza de la Virgen square where you can watch the world go by among the buzz from the locals. Bioparc Valencia is a firm favourite with younger ones and animal lovers because this is not your average zoo. Conservation and natural habitat seems to be a first priority, and then enclosures second. Just outside of the Parque de Cabecera you will find this mini Africa where exotic creatures roam as free as possible creating a beautiful environment for people of all ages to enjoy. Another spot to enjoy is Malvarossa Beach, which is certainly also worth a day out at.
Locations Nearby Valencia
Caves of St. Jose, and Port Saplaya, coined as ‘Little Venice’