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country: Spain
region: Valencia
district: Castellon De La Plana, Castellon, Grao, Islas Columbretes

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Plana Alta area in Spain

Plana Alta region marked by the "desert of las Palmas"

Situation. It is located in the northwestern part of the province of Castellón in the autonomous community of Valencia and has both a part of Mediterranean coast as of a very important saw in the life of the people who live in the region.

Municipalities: Castellón de la Plana is the main municipality which, together with 17 others, make up the comarca of Plana Alta. In its territory is the natural park of the "desert of las Palmas" and also the Mijares River which mark the topography of the area.

What to see? The nature park is the main attraction for visitors because it has much wealth of flora and fauna that can only be found in this part of the Iberian peninsula. In addition there are numerous monuments in different villages, which are a piece of the history of the province.

What to eat? The main dish of the region of the upper floor is the multiple forms that are cooking such as the paella, "arroz a banda" or risotto and rice. In addition you can also taste fresh fish and fideuá.

Where to stay? In the municipality of Castellón de la Plana has a variety of accommodations to be a touristic place, from 5 star to more modest lodgings hotels. Other peoples you will have fewer options when it comes to stay.

How to reach? The main connection is by road through the national 340 which is unites it the entire Mediterranean coast of the Iberian peninsula. Also you can reach through aircraft by airport of Castellón.

Castellón/Castelló province in Spain

Tourism and industry in the province Castellón/Castelló

Location:The province of Castellón/Castelló is situated to the North of the autonomous community of Valencia. It is one of the provinces where an industrial past comes together with a present where tourism has been increasing considerably as one of the sources of income.

Municipalities: There are fifteen municipalities among the Castellón or Villareal, having a climate characterised by mild winters and warm summers, with an average temperature of around 17 ° C. The history of the province goes back to the 8th century, where the Muslims resided until the beginning of the 13th century.

What to see? In the province of Castellón/Castelló you can enjoy sun and beach tourism in some of the municipalities on the coast, and in the mountains you can discover such places as the springs of the river Palancia or an extensive network of trails and shrines which attract many visitors.

What to eat? The main ingredient is rice which is the basis of many dishes produced in the province of Castellón/Castelló, as in paella, rice band, soggy rice. You can also find many desserts made with products typical of the area.

Where to stay? There are a great variety of establishments for tourists to choose on the coast, or a very wide network of rural houses that runs across the sierra.

How to reach? You have the option of landing at the airport of Castellón. In the summer there are more flights, but in winter that is drastically reduced. You can also reach it by train or by car through the numerous roads across the region.

Valencia region in Spain

The community of Valencia, a historic power in tourism

Location: The autonomous community of Valencia is located on the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian peninsula, particularly in the East where it borders to the North with Catalonia, South with Murcia and in the inland area with Castilla La Mancha and Aragon. The current territory coincides largely with what was the old Kingdom of Valencia.

Municipalities: Consisting of more than 500 municipalities, including the Valencia capital which is one of the most important cities in Spain. The economic activity of the region is based on industry, tourism and a powerful agricultural sector that is important in the daily activity of the Valencians.

What to see? You will be able to spend holidays on the beach at any of its internationally known coastal municipalities or also spend free time in the inland municipalities. In almost all municipalities there are monuments of great value to the visitor.

What to eat? The paella is the star of the gastronomy of the region. Cooked differently in the various provinces, but keeping many of the elements that make it unique. Oranges are abundant the region.

Where to stay? You will have many options in the tourist cities along coast, while there are also some inland lodgings at your disposal.

How to reach? Valencia airport is the main routes of entry for tourists. The other is the road linking Madrid with the capital of the community. High speed trains also connects both capitals.