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ENGEL & VÖLKERS VALENCIA… (COSTA AZAHAR) EXCLUSIVE ‘24/7 VALENCIA’ INTERVIEW

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##24/7 VALENCIA: WHAT MAKES COSTA AZAHAR SO SPECIAL?

ENGEL & VÖLKERS VALENCIA: Costa Azahar is a privileged vacation destination for foreigners and nationals. Buying a second home where you can enjoy a luxury vacation is possible in Costa Azahar. Located in the province of Castellón, this is the ideal destination to enjoy one of the most captivating areas of beaches and mountains in Spain.

You can enjoy its virgin coastal spaces, its historic atmosphere, cultural activities and its quality tourist services. Its natural environment offers interesting options for lovers of hiking, rural tourism, diving, rafting and mountaineering.

COULD YOU TELL US ABOUT HOLIDAYS ON COSTA AZAHAR?
Costa Azahar is located in the north of the Valencian Community. It is part of a stretch of coastline with 120 kilometres of beaches and coves, and it is a real charm for those looking to buy a house and live the dream vacation in a warm and welcoming climate. In addition to pristine coastal spaces, Costa Azahar contains a rich history, world-class cuisine and many places to explore.

Its towns with medieval airs, narrow streets and fascinating tales of the Templars that can be heard inside their castles and churches, make coexistence in this fascinating provincial place. Here the real estate and touristic choices are a tempting opportunity to relax during your vacation period or stay permanently.

TELL US MORE ABOUT THE COASTLINE…
There are a diversity of historical attractions and leisure activities in nature. The province of Castellón allows foreigners and nationals to enjoy the natural parks in their purest form in the coastal municipalities of Peñíscola and Alcalà de Xivert – Alcossebre. From here you can access the parks of Sierra d’Irta and Prat de Cabanes – Torreblanca. You can also explore the Protected Park of the Mouth of the Mijares River and the volcanic islets of the Marine Reserve of the Columbretes Islands, especially for scuba diving in transparent waters.

COULD YOU DESCRIBE PEÑÍSCOLA, VINARÒS AND ALCOSSEBRE: THE JEWELS OF COSTA AZAHAR?
These are three locations that cannot be missed as they are the biggest attractions for foreign residents on this coast.

Peñíscola
It is a town with a very well preserved old town and in which its spectacular Templar castle stands out. In 1411, this castle was the papal seat of Benedict XIII or “Papa Luna”. It is the nucleus of festivals and events that are held throughout the year in iconic places such as El Bufador, the walls or the Sanctuary of the Mare de Déu de la Ermitana.

Alcalà de Xivert – Alcossebre
This town of Templar origin began to develop touristically in the 60s. It has beaches, beach bars, the castle and the bell tower of Xivert. You can visit the marina or go up to the Santa Lucía hermitage to contemplate the spectacular Castellón coastline with the sea, impressive cliffs and mountain scenery.

Vinarós
Pla de Vinaròs is a plain with 96.4 km2 of extension, 80 km from Castellón, in the Baix Maestrat region. In this place on the Mediterranean coast you can taste the famous Vinaròs Prawn, visit the ruins of the mountain Puig, the Arciprestal Church and explore the olive, almond, carob and citrus fruit crops.

HOW CAN YOU GET THERE? Costa Azahar is easily accessible from Castellón airport, 32 kilometres north of the city. By road you can get from the AP-7 and the N-340. Only 65 km separate it from Valencia and 190 km from Tarragona. By rail, connections are taken from the Mediterranean corridor in Valencia, Madrid and Alicante, as well as Tarragona, Barcelona and the rest of Europe.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF INVESTING IN A PROPERTY IN THIS AREA? Good services, with fabulous beaches without crowds and spectacular mountainous landscapes. The Castellón coast offers very competitive prices compared to those of Alicante or Valencia with a margin of appreciation.

DO YOU OFFER THE POSSIBILITY OF RENTING HERE TOO? We offer the possibility of long-term or seasonal rental in some locations.

DO YOU RECOMMEND ANY TOWNS OR VILLAGES ON THE COAST? Peñíscola, Vinaroz, Alcossebre, Benicàssim, Oropesa and the beaches of Castellón and Burriana.

Interview by 24/7 Valencia team

ENGEL & VÖLKERS Valencia
Gran Vía Marqués del Turia, 61
46004
Valencia
Spain
Tel +34 96 351 78 97
http://www.engelvoelkers.com/valencia

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