The Costa del Azahar or Orange Blossom Coast named after the dense citrus groves of the area is the undiscovered jewel of Spain's Mediterranean Coast, uncommercialised, warm, friendly, beautiful and tranquil. A green region of orange & almond groves with "orange & lemon trees everywhere", mountain villages and uncrowded resorts & miles & miles of safe sandy beaches surrounded by sweeping bays of mountains.
If you do your research before deciding which coast to choose, you will discover that the Costa del Azahar in Castellon province running from the border with Catalonia in the north, where the mighty Ebro River flows into the Mediterranean, to the border with Valencia province in the south.
Beside sandy white beaches and fragrant orange groves, the Costa del Azahar offers a pleasant climate, breathtaking countryside (both coast and mountains) and delicious local cuisine. While there may not be many golf courses — no bad thing on environmental grounds — the province has the highest proportion of land protected in parks and nature reserves in Spain. In short, this is an attractive, very Spanish coast with plenty of things to do "exactly the sort of place you would expect".
The relatively undeveloped Costa del Azahar has become a haven for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, without losing any of its conveniences.
- Area (Municipalities of the province)
- Aeropuerto-Reus y Castellon
- Patronato de Turismo Terres de l'Ebre Tortosa
- Guide to buying