Fishing tourism will take you on an exploration of our coastline and our culture, specifically the fishing traditions that are still very much alive along our stretch of the Mediterranean. Not only can you visit fish markets, such as that of Cullera, you can wander around seaside districts like El Cabaynal in València and even become a fisherman for the day by hopping aboard a fishing boat.
What is fishing tourism?
Fishing tourism will give you an insight into what life is like aboard a professional fishing boat. The experience will teach you everything you want to know about sustainability and open your eyes to the hardships of an important profession carried out on the waters of the Mediterranean. You will join the crew on their outings and try traditional and delicious seafood dishes.
Fishing tourism in the province of Castellón
Benicasim, Peñíscola and Castelló de la Plana, including El Grau, are two destinations where you can throw yourself into the local fishing tradition and two ports where you can set sail bright and early to see the fishing equipment, discover customs relating to different fish species and come back to shore with a great catch of the day. You can also sit down to a meal featuring fresh fish and other delicacies caught that day.
Fishing tourism in the province of Valencia
València’s coastal districts are the place to enjoy fishing tourism. Here experienced guides will take you out fishing for the day, giving you a perspective of the city that not all visitors experience.
Fishing tourism in the province of Alicante
Torrevieja, to name but one example, is a great destination for fishing tourism on the Alicante coast. Hop aboard a fishing boat to discover the fish that is traditionally caught in the area. Once back on dry land, head over to the fish market to witness the hustle and bustle and - it goes without saying - try some of the freshly caught fish.
So what do you think? Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy fishing tourism and experiences that speak of the Region of Valencia’s traditions, culture and gastronomy.
Outstanding Fishing Experiences
Come and discover the until now, unknown world of professional fishing; the different types of fishing boats, the distinct techniques of fishing they use, and also the principal catches of the area.
First we wil get to know the fishing origins of the town,we will see how the different types of net used for fishingare made and function, we will see the arrival of the boats and watch the unloading of the catch. Afterwards we will go into the fish market to visit a fish auction as it takes place.
We will finish with a tasting of the fresh fish of the day where we will answer any questions you may have.
Without doubt, a real experience not to be missed.
La Vila Joiosa is one of the main coastal municipalities of the Valencian Community and has one of the largest fishing fleets.
Our local guide will begin with a brief introduction to the fishing origins of the municipality, followed by an explanation of the different fishing gear that is still used today. We will get to know the different fishing boats and we will see the arrival of the boats in situ.
After unloading, the main catches of the area will be explained to us and we will go to the fish market to attend a real fish auction.
We will finish with a tasting of the fresh fish of the day with a drink.
Come aboard El Paraíso, a fully-equipped fishing boat dedicated to inshore trawling in the Costa de Azahar crewed by the 4th generation of fishermen.
Aboard El Paraíso you can enjoy:
- Experience an authentic day of fishing: find out about our traditions, our fishing grounds, fishing techniques and how to classify and preserve the species caught during the trip. Our experts will share this and many other interesting facts with you over the course of the day.
- Enjoy traditional onboard cooking, with a selection of fresh local produce, principally freshly-caught fish and seafood (straight from the sea to the table): you can disconnect from your daily routine in the heart of nature.
- Sail the seas accompanied by sea birds, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Costa de Azahar, with occasional glimpses of the Islas Columbretes. You may even spot some whales.
- You'll appreciate the importance and value of traditional fishing and how fishermen protect the sea and its resources.