Situated along the Costa del Azahar, the Orange Blossom Coast, Castellón is the perfect destination for a sunny Mediterranean getaway. Whether you’re staying in the city of Castellón itself or one of the beach towns in Castellón province, your hotel in Castellón is the key to discovering this little-known portion of Spain’s Mediterranean coast.
When people talk about the Spanish Costas, they usually talk about the Costa Blanca, centred around Alicante and the Costa del Sol, further south in Málaga. So, what does the Orange Blossom Coast have to offer?
First, you should know that the name isn’t an accident. The Arab occupiers in this part of Spain introduced irrigation projects that made fruit trees plentiful in the region, from almonds to lemons to the oranges from which the coast gets its name. The citrusy smell of orange blossoms permeates the region in the spring months.
The other benefit of the Orange Blossom Coast is that it is more secluded than the busy beaches further south. Resort towns such as Morella and Benicàssim boast fine sand beaches and a medieval flair. Another town, Peñiscola, has a prominent seaside castle where scenes were shot for the hit TV show Game of Thrones. Your Castellón accommodation is ideal for discovering this enchanted section of coast.
The capital of the province offers visitors a taste of some of the region’s traditional fare: the town’s Central Market offers produce from the rich farmland surrounding the city, with regional specialties such as artichokes and aubergines alongside seafood, meat and cheese, hallmarks of the Mediterranean diet.
During the summer months, Castellón hosts a number of music festivals, some of which are known internationally. Benicàssim hosts the Benicàssim Electronic Festival at the end of August and the Festival Internacional de Benicàssim in late July. While these events attract hundreds of thousands of spectators each year, countless smaller festivals also take place throughout the region for all musical tastes.
Castellón and the Costa del Azahar are the perfect destinations for travellers who want to travel in style while giving a wide berth to more crowded destinations. Book your hotel in Castellón with B&B Hotels today and discover the sweet fragrance of the Orange Blossom Coast!