HIGHLIGHTS: The Maestrazgo region has a light-filled coastal area into which the mountain ranges which enclose the inland territory dissolve. Benicarlo is a good setting-off point to discover this pleasant coast, exploring nearby spots such as Peniscola, dominated by the castle of the so-called Luna Pope, which appears to float above the sea and the town’s old quarter. Inland we can visit the Els Ports-Maestrat region. Of special note is the lovely town of Morella, in which numerous civil and religious monuments reflect the history of the town. At the Parador you can also enjoy a few days of relaxation learning to play golf on the pitch and putt course.
HIGHLIGHTS: From the Parador of El Saler you will have the chance to discover one of the most attractive Spanish cities and the third biggest in Spain. Do not miss the “City of Arts and Sciences” designed by Santiago Calatrava and a stroll around the historic downtown of Valencia: la Lonja (fish market), which has been declared Patrimony of Humanity, the Central Market, the Cathedral, the Palau de la Generalitat, the Palacio del Marques de Dos Aguas and the towers of Serranos or Quart. Take a walk to the IVAM, to the Cultural Centre of La Beneficencia and to the Museum of Meaux Arts to admire the interesting art collections and shows. But also, golf, the spa of the Parador, the sea, the beach and sunsets in a boat through the “Albufera” are waiting for you so you do not miss the beauty of the scene. Valencia is the birthplace of the Spanish paella and while driving to the Parador you´ll pass the rice paddies. There is no better place in Spain to have an authentic Spanish paella.
HIGHLIGHTS: The town of Javea offers numerous attractions. Javea-Xabia has preserved an interesting historic center characterized by narrow streets, buildings with arched doorways, large Gothic windows, and wrought iron railings. The most characteristic feature of these structures is their rough ochre sandstone, mined from a local quarry. To this must be added the lovely surroundings, with beaches and coves such as Arenal Beach, Blanca Cove, Barraca Cove, Granadella Cove, etc. Near Javea is the Montgo Nature Reserve, which seems to form a protective space around the city. Don’t neglect a visit to the lovely capes of Nao, San Martin and San Antonio, nearby Terra Mitica theme park, or places such as Altea and even Benidorm, should the fancy take you.
HIGHLIGHTS: Puerto Lumbreras is your next stop along the journey, a place for rest and relaxation. The town enjoys an average temperature of 20 degrees year-round. Just some seven kilometres away you can enjoy one of the most genuine and little known areas in the Murcia region, with imposing holm oaks and country estates known as cortijos which have preserved their traditional architecture. The highest point in this semi-mountainous area is Cabezo de la Jara, 1,246 meters above sea level.
HIGHLIGHTS: The Nerja area is part of one of the Andalusian regions with the strongest identity and character, La Axarquia. Along the coast as well as inland, there are a succession of towns with a distinctive Andalusian flavor, in which we get a sense of a nostalgia for the splendorous Arab past. The coast is populated by important tourist areas such as El Rincon de la Victoria, Almayate and Torre del Mar. The Velez-Malaga coastal region, capital of La Axarquia, is an important city which saw its greatest splendour during the Muslim occupation. The Parador, which appears as if to float above the sea, guarantees you relaxing days of rest along the shores of the Mediterranean, a splendid end to this route.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The route begins on Sunday and ends on Sunday.
Neither the dates of your stay, nor the Parador hotels, nor the itinerary may be altered or changed during the route.
This route and rates are not valid for groups.
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7 nights in Parador hotels shown with private bathroom.