The Valencia region includes a fragment of the east coast of Spain with popular holiday resorts. Its main cities are Valencia and Alicante, and inland are mountain ranges that allow active tourism.
The Valencia coast is divided into three parts: Costa del Azahar, Costa de Valencia and Costa Blanca. The beaches are covered with light, fine sand, and the most important resorts are Benidorm, Vinaros, Denia and Peniscola. The coastal waters are suitable not only for swimming, but also for diving. Along the coast there are also many marinas to which yachts and boats can call.
The capital of the region is Valencia, a city located by the sea and being an important port. Many monuments from the Spanish colonial period have been preserved. The local Silk Exchange from the 15th century with a magnificent Gothic Column Hall was added to the UNESCO list. Valencia is also looking into the future, and the City of Arts and Sciences with show halls, a science center, and a planetarium in ultramodern, futuristic buildings is an expression of this.
The second important center is Alicante, with the nicely preserved old town, the castle of St. Barbara and numerous museums. Sagunt, Xativa with a castle built on the rocks, located on the rocky islet of Peñiscola and Guadalest, in which you can see the Moorish castle, have historic character among the villages of the region.