About 5km away from the main beaches of Valencia, Port Saplaya has rightly earnt its nickname “Little Venice”. The picturesque harbour features unique, pastel-coloured holiday homes built a stone’s throw away from the sea.
Port Saplaya has two beaches, separated by the entrance to the port. The walk along the marina is pleasant and a must see for any boat aficionados! Scattered along the way are a few restaurants, small shops and ice cream vendors – perfect for the hot Mediterranean weather.
There is also The Faro De Port Saplaya, or as we call them in English – the lighthouse! The path is made up of giant and uneven rocks. We would recommend only those with strong ankles, balance and a good pair of shoes take this route, but the view is incredible. Along the route there is the option to climb down into the sea, the water is clear and perfect for snorkelling. There is also the most incredible rock pool to take a dip and cool off. The water here is very choppy and less visible than the main beaches of Valencia, so we do recommend caution if you decide to swim.
How To Get There:
Car/Cab – It takes around 15-20 minutes by car from the centre and can cost roughly €10-15 per trip.
Bus – The number 112 travels across various points in the city to the Port and back, at €1.45 per trip. The route can be found via Google Maps. There is only one bus per hour.
Walk – It is just over 5kms from the Marina to Port Saplaya, with a pleasant seaside route.
Report & photo by Elizabeth Williams
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