With 265 municipalities in its 4,156 square miles, the province of Valencia (one of three in the Valencian Community) in Spain is a treasure trove of sensory delights. From the bustling capital of Valencia to its mountainous interior to its verdant vineyards and orange grove-filled plains, the birthplace of paella inspires and excites. A stay at our Valencia holiday rentals will surely excite you as well. Our Valencia holiday rentals are the best spot to explore all 14 counties of this varied and exciting land.
El Campo de Morvedre has a number of historical sites to explore. The town of Sagunto is famous for its Roman monuments, especially the Castle of Sagunto. You can walk among the fortifications, one of the best kept secrets in all of Spain. Don't forget the Sagunto Roman Theatre or the Fortress of Murviedro. The latter served as a sanctuary for Jews during the Spanish Inquisition.
Home to Roman settlements, El Camp de Turia boasts the lovely capital of Llíria featuring a great old town. The walled village of Benisanó boasts a castle, and Serra has the Cartuja de Portaceli, a working monastery. You can walk and hike the gorgeous Parque Natural de la Sierra Calderona.
Often called the Forgotten Corner of Valencia, El Rincón de Ademuz is a Valencian island that is nature personified. Hikers will love this region for the Parque Nacional de la Puebla de San Miguel, one of the country's newest national parks, and for Monte Calderón, the highest peak in the region.
El Valle de Ayora-Cofrentes is on the western fringes of the province. You'll find castles as well as cozy streets and narrow boulevards. But it's the long and short distance hiking trails that lure the most tourists here.
Separated into three regions, L'Horta surrounds the capital city of Valencia and boasts a wealth of beautiful beaches and lovely farmland. Rural and majestic, La Canal de Navarres sits under the Caroig Massif and is a picturesque province of farms and friendly small towns.
In central Valencia lies La Costera and the ancient town of Xàtiva. Archaeology buffs will get inspired at Cova Negra, a Mousterian site at which Neanderthal remains were found in 2013. The Castle of Xàtiva was once in the hands of the Moors and still bears remnants from that time.
Another agricultural region, La Ribera Alta is also the second most densely populated area of the province. The towns of La Pobla Llarga, Carcaixent, and Alzira all boast a variety of historical sites from churches to Neolithic settlements to a hermitage. Carcaixent is of particular note as the birthplace of the orange.
You'll find beaches aplenty in La Ribera Baixa. This area is also home to the Parc Natural de la l'Albufera, with its large lake and wetlands.
If sunbathing is your primary goal, then head to La Safor. Fertile hilly orange groves give way to sandy and unspoiled beaches in Oliva. The regional capital of Gandía features the luxurious Palau Ducal de Gandía, which once belonged to the infamous House of Borgia.
La Serranía features towering mountains amidst lush vineyards producing a variety of wines, such as Alto Turia. The Benagéber Reservoir is home to a host of water sports and is an ideal spot to commence hiking in the region, from Turia Canyon to the Cherales Valley.
Called the white valley by the Moors, La Vall d'Albaida is surrounded by mountains. The region is known for its numerous hiking trails and nature preserves. Explore the Sierra de Mariola National Park or the Umbria del Benicadell. You'll also find a number of micro-reserves, lakes, and rivers to admire indigenous flora and fauna.
Wine lovers will delight in Reqeuna-Utiel, Valencia's premiere wine-growing region. Mulberries gave way to grapes in the 18th century after the silk industry collapsed. The wines come from 10 municipalities in the country, with Bobal being the choice varietal.
The capital city of Valencia has a rich heritage, thanks to the Llotja de la Seda, a Gothic marvel from the 15th century and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The famous La Tomatina battle in Buñol attracts thousands of visitors each year.
Historic castles, beautiful beaches, verdant national parks, and gorgeous mountain peaks all collide in Valencia. Our Valencia holiday rentals are the choice accommodations in the region.