La Safor: delve into the beauty of the Mediterranean in this part of the province of Valencia

La Safor

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  • Gandia, Oliva, Tavernes de la Valldigna, Xeraco, Bellreguard, Vilallonga/Villalonga, La Font d'En Carròs, Daimús, Simat de la Valldigna, Piles, Miramar, Real de Gandia, el, Almoines, Xeresa, Beniarjó, Palma de Gandía, Ador, Benirredrà, Benifairó de la Valldigna, Alqueries, les /Alquerías del Niño Perdido, Barx, Rafelcofer, Ròtova, Potries, Palmera, Guardamar de la Safor, Llocnou de Sant Jeroni, Beniflá, Alfauir, Almiserà, Castellonet de la Conquesta
Come and explore a county in the province of Valencia that is packed with landscapes and things to do. And get ready to be amazed by everything you’re about to see.


Located in the province of Valencia, La Safor is a county of boundless landscapes. Rivers, mountains, beaches and wetlands populate this history-steeped part of the Region of Valencia. Plenty of adventures await. This is a great destination if you’re looking for MTB or hiking trails, great architectural legacies and lovely beaches where you can have a whole lot of fun. Keep reading to discover everything you’ll find here and start planning an unforgettable getaway. 

What to see in La Safor: destinations and monuments

We’re going to start our tour of La Safor in Gandia, a must-visit where you can delve into the incredible legacy the Borjas left behind. The Ducal Palace of the Borgias, Santa María Collegiate Church and the Walls are great stops on your heritage sightseeing tour, which you can conclude with a delicious fideuà just steps from incredible beaches

And the list of precious heritage sites in La Safor doesn’t end there. In Alfauir you can visit San Jerónimo de Cotalba Monastery and its beautiful surrounds while in Simat de la Valldigna you can see the Royal Monastery of Santa María de la Valldigna. It won’t take long for you to realise that La Safor has an impressive architectural and historical legacy

The mountains in Barx are dotted with old ice houses, historically used to store snow, and La Font d'en Carròs is home to the ruins of the old walled site known as El Rafalí as well as El Rebollet Castle. And there’s plenty more heritage to see in La Safor. 

To name just a few options, there are the beautiful riuraus (structures used to dry grapes, turning them into raisins) in Rótova and Tavernes Castle, also known as Alcalà de Alfàndec Castle, in Tavernes de la Valldigna, which makes a great destination for a hike. And there are still plenty more beautiful destinations for you to visit. 

What to see in La Safor: natural scenery

We’d recommend exploring La Safor by bike or on foot. Don’t miss El Serpis Protected Landscape. Destinations like Ador, Almoines, Beniarjó, Beniflá, Gandia, Palma de Gandía, Potries, El Real de Gandia and Villalonga are defined by their spectacular riverscapes. So how about going for a walk before sitting down to enjoy a well-deserved picnic? 

Next on our tour of the natural landscapes in La Safor is Oliva where you can see the countless bird species living in El Marjal de Pego-Oliva Natural Park. The wetlands are fed by subterranean springs known as ullals. The scenery is unique, merging rice fields, aquatic plants and lovely trails, promising an unforgettable experience. 

You also simply have to visit Circ de La Safor, a spectacular mountain formation whose views will blow you away. And don’t forget Camino Natural Vía Verde de La Safor or Equestrian Itinerary IE-001. Exploring La Safor on two wheels or on horseback is an experience like no other. 

What to see in La Safor: beaches

It’s time to say goodbye to La Safor, even though there’s still plenty much more to see, by heading to the Mediterranean. Come and enjoy the sea breeze – in the summer and the rest of the year – at peaceful Bellreguard, Daimús, Guardamar de la Safor, Miramar and Piles Beaches. In Xeraco you can gaze at the silhouette of Guaita Tower overlooking the sea. 

Oliva and Gandia will, of course, amaze you with their incredible beaches and opportunities to do some water sports. Start making your way to La Safor and enjoy the countless things there are to get up.