The city of Valencia has an ancient history and wonderfully preserved architectural monuments. It is located on the east coast of Spain, at the same latitude as Mallorca. The swimming season lasts here a little longer than in Barcelona or in the coastal cities of the province of Girona. The city of Valencia is located on the Costa Blanca (White Coast). It was given this name because of its fine white sand. The beaches of Valencia are probably the most popular among tourists. During the high season, the beaches are crowded though.
Rentalport advice for those visiting Valencia for the first time: on Saturdays and Sundays it is better to go for a walk around the city or for a trip. Spaniards themselves from other regions come to the sea on weekends with their families and spend the whole day on the beach. The beach is crowded 2-3 times more than usual. In case you would like to move from beach to beach or discover the beauties of Valencia and its surroundings, it is better to drive a car. Our Rentalport Team is ready the help you find the best car rental deals!
The most attractive beaches in Valencia are those that are located outside the city, in small villages. You can find there crystal clear sea, amazing views, and deserted bays. When relaxing on the beaches of Valencia, keep in mind that, as in all of Spain, it is forbidden to privatize the coast. Therefore, all the beaches in Valencia are open to the public. Umbrellas and sunbeds can be rented for the whole day for about 10 euros per set. Valencia has two beaches that are separated by a port - Las Arenas and Malvarosa. Other beaches in Valencia are outside the city.
What Else To See In Valencia?
The beaches of Valencia are definitely the only advantage of this beautiful region. Tourists from all over Spain come to Valencia since it is very rich in monuments. Various festivals, concerts, and trade fairs take place here constantly, and in the evening many restaurants, cafés, and specialty clubs host flamenco evenings. Valencia is almost the last place in Spain where bullfighting - a Spanish theater, is still allowed. You can watch it in the central bullring which is located next to the northern city railway station.
City of Arts and Sciences and Hemisferic
Another pride of Valencia is the "City of Arts and Sciences". It is a huge complex with an opera house, a planetarium, an oceanarium, a science museum, and an IMAX cinema. It was opened to the public for the first time in 1998. The most interesting building in the City of Arts and Sciences is the Hemisferic. This unique building is a project of the greatest architect of today, Santiago Calatrava. He was born in Valencia and changed the face of his hometown with buildings and structures of extraordinary beauty (by the way, he decorated many cities of the world with his works). Hemisferic is a 3D IMAX cinema, a planetarium and it is also a theater of laser performances. The building of Hemisferic mimics the eye on the side and you can easily see both the round pupil and the eyeball that surrounds it with an elliptical shape, as well as the lashes. It is the eye of wisdom. A symbol of observing the world and the nature of people, their desire to look into unknown worlds. This building was the first to be built in the City of Arts and Sciences complex and was opened to the public on April 16, 1998. Since then, this amazing eye has been looking at the people who come here.
Valencia Biopark And Valencia Zoo
It is definitely one of the best zoos in Europe! You can see there the unique species of African fauna living in the artificial environment that was created for them. And the main difference from regular zoos is that the animals are not in cages and not behind bars. The animals are reliably separated from visitors by natural barriers. And can find yourself, for example, by a river, on the other side of which white rhinos graze calmly or marabou storks walk. As animals and birds feel there at home, it is very interesting to observe their behavior.
If you enjoyed the Valencia Biopark, we recommend you visit another object - the Oceanographic Park, which is part of the City of Arts and Sciences. In the largest aquarium in Europe and you can see there the beauty of the underwater world without having to dive into the deep sea.
To make your summer vacation in Valencia even better and move from one place to another more comfortable, we recommend you get a car rental. Since Rentalport offers a wide range of cars in Valencia, you can easily choose a suitable one for you.