Alboraia/Alboraya - Region of Valencia
Alboraya is one of those unique places where time stands still. Go here to experience its everyday traditions and see where the orchards and the Mediterranean Sea collide.
What to do in Alboraya:
The “chufa” is a hallmark of Alboraya, so much so that there is even a “Denomination of Origin (D. O.)” Chufa de València. This natural product is an important ingredient in horchata, a refreshing drink known across the globe for its unique and refreshing flavor. For the perfect midday treat, drink one with a “farton,” a long confectionary sweet that’s glazed in sugar and local to the area. Find them in Alboraya’s local “horchaterias,” quiet horchata shops dotted throughout region’s orchards.
As you make your way from Alboraya’s gardens to its iconic coast, you’ll stumble across Port Saplaya, which has two beaches—the north and south—and a marina that separates both. Its unique landscape and development has earned the charming area the nickname "Little Venice.”
Continue to travel along the Alboraya coast and you’ll find Patacona Beach, which is just over a kilometre in length and has a popular promenade that locals and visitors alike love!
All of these beaches have been recognized with a “Q for Quality" because of their excellent variety of public equipment, cleanliness, safety, first aid and rescue amenities, tourist information services, accessible bathing, food and drink services, plenty of beach sports and more.
The beautiful landscapes of Alboraya are just as important as its cultural wealth, which brings countless tourists to the destination for its Fallas, annual festivals, famous Easter celebrations and more—all of which make visitors fall in love with charming Alboraya over and over again.