The most beautiful towns and villages in the Region of Valencia
Beautiful towns and villages come in all shapes and sizes in the Region of Valencia. You’ll come across narrow cobbled streets, stone and whitewashed façades, and blue doors that are typical of coastal areas like El Portixol cove in Xàbia/Jávea. Wherever you venture, beauty is omnipresent. Though in no way comprehensive, this list aims to give you an insight into just some of the most picturesque destinations in the region.
The most beautiful towns and villages in the province of Castellón
We’re going to start our whistle-stop tour of some of the prettiest spots in the province of Castellón in Fanzara, a small village whose street art has turned it into an outdoor art gallery. Next, we’re heading to Morella, a monumental town topped with an impressive castle, and Forcall, located in Els Ports.
And then, of course, there’s Peñíscola with its history and artistry, and Villahermosa del Río which will get you climbing up steep streets. Nestled in the heart of Penyagolosa natural park is Xodos, a village affording some of the most spectacular views in the region, and then there’s Vilafamés, whose quaint streets and countless points of interest make it a must-visit. And this is just the start.
The most beautiful towns and villages in the province of Valencia
Head inland to discover the most beautiful towns and villages of the province of Valencia. Bocairent is a case in point, a small Medieval town whose streets emanate history and where you can explore ancient caves and ice houses. Chelva is home to a Moorish district and a water walk, originally created by the Romans, that will take you to the prettiest parts of the local landscapes. And then how could we forget Xàtiva, a town with the most impressive monuments.
Chulilla is another pretty little village, Ademuz has dry stone structures whose construction process has been protected by UNESCO and Anna boasts a pretty lake and landscapes defined by water. Cofrentes, Mogente and Requena, with its La Villa district, are other beautiful towns and villages that breathe the past. If you fancy spending some time closer to the coast, however, we’d like to recommend El Palmar, sitting next to Albufera de València, a natural park full of canals, traditional houses and a great lake.
The most beautiful towns and villages in the province of Alicante
The province of Alicante boasts a large number of beautiful seaside destinations. Dénia with its historic centre, is a case in point, as is the aforementioned Xàbia/Jávea, Altea with its whitewashed houses and blue dome, and Benissa which has a beautiful coastal path. Nevertheless, one of the most beautiful villages in the province is in the inland: El Castell de Guadalest is straight out of a fairytale with its church and house perching on top of rocky crags, looking down at the blue reservoir at its feet.
The town on Isla de Tabarca (though technically belonging to the city of Alicante) is also well worth a visit. The walled town emanates charm at every corner, helping make Tabarca one of the most beautiful islands of the Mediterranean. Our next stops are in Biar, which has an impressive castle, the two towns of Teulada-Moraira, Elche with its Palmeral and Sax. But though many, these destinations only scratch the surface of the many, many more beautiful spots in the province.
Help us complete this non-exhaustive list of the most beautiful towns and villages in the Region of Valencia during your next getaway. You won’t believe your eyes.