The Orange Blossom coast is one of Spain's most beautiful holiday destinations. The Costa del Azahar, or, in English, the Orange Blossom Coast, is located on Spain's eastern coast, to the north of the city of Valencia. Known for its wonderful sandy beaches, it has been less affected by mass tourism than some of its neighbouring regions. Many visitors to Costa del Azahar holiday rentals will be heading to this part of Spain for the unspoilt sandy beaches it offers. Covered with white sand, the beaches on this Costa are not crowded and noisy, but retain a sense of space and peace. The clear waters make it an ideal place for scuba diving or swimming, while the warm climate means that there is also plenty of sunshine to enjoy. Orange and lemon groves dot the countryside further inland, and there are plenty of great hiking and cycling routes to enjoy.
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There is also some good local cuisine for guests in Costa del Azahar holiday rentals to enjoy. As in much of the rest of Spain, rice and fish dishes feature heavily on many menus in the area. Fish such as sardines and anchovies find their way into many dishes, as do prawns. A soup known as Tombet del Maestrzgo is a regional speciality which is delicious, while the local variations on paella are a rustic delight. A major town well worth visiting for anyone staying in Costa del Azahar holiday rentals is Peniscola. The town's castle was built by the Knights Templar, who laid it down on top of an older Moorish fortification.
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At Oropesa, guests in Costa del Azahar holiday rentals can see the Tower of the King, erected in the 16th century as part of the town's defences against pirates. Morella has 14th century walls, while its narrow lanes are a pleasure to wander through. The town of Benicassim has many traces of its Moorish past still in place, including its 10th century castle, and is also the site of an annual music festival. Castellon de la Plana is the political capital of the region, and the most densely populated city. Each of the towns on the coast also has its fair share of lively bars and restaurants, and anyone staying in Costa del Azahar holiday rentals should find plenty to keep them busy in the evenings. Whether you enjoy shopping for local craft items, playing golf or simply lying on a superb beach, this area of eastern Spain is well worth a visit.
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