Here you won’t find watery sangria, concrete bunker hotels or drunk teens, but medieval fortress towns by the sea or on a mountaintop, unspoilt nature and a hundred kilometres of golden sandy beaches. Above the overpopulated Costa Blanca lies the Orange Blossom Coast, extending on both sides of Valencia. In spring, the aroma of oranges fills the air and in summer Spaniards flock here to enjoy their holidays. Welcome to Spain’s least known costa.
The Costa del Azahar owes its name to the fragrant aroma of blossoms that fill the air in spring. Spain is Europe’s largest orange producer and two thirds of these orange vitamin bombs come from the province of Valencia. The vibrant heart of orange country is Burriana, a village of 30,000 people, surrounded by citrus orchards that stretch as far as the eye can see. Enjoy an orange excursion in season. But the Orange Blossom Coast has a lot more to offer: these are the 3 top attractions on and off the beach.