Situated on Spain’s Mediterranean coastline just north of Valencia, the beautiful village of Alcoceber is backed by the stunning Sierra de Irta mountain range and boasts 10km of stunning golden sandy beaches. Part of the lesser known Costa del Azahar, or the Orange Blossom coast, Alcoceber is an unspoilt beach holiday gem. Enjoy the warm Spanish sunshine with long, lazy days on the beach, swim in the calm waters, explore the historic town, or get back to nature in the hills beyond, where the smells of wild herbs and spectacular scenery make for some unforgettable walking experiences. By night, you’ll find friendly restaurants serving fresh seafood, tasty Spanish tapas or aromatic Arabic dishes, and a few lively bars and pubs. For the most part though, Alcoceber is a place for relaxing on the beach, enjoying the wild natural environment, and admiring those gorgeous views.
Life’s a beach on an Alcoceber Holiday
Alcoceber’s crowning glory is its 10km long stretch of beautiful soft sands. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a place to lay your beach towel, with large sand dunes, secluded coves, and lively beaches with great facilities. A firm family favourite is the sandy Playa de Las Fuentes, which comes with fantastic amenities including pedalo hire, children’s play areas, basketball courts, showers and a lovely promenade. You’ll also find unique freshwater springs bubbling up along the beach. The largest beach, Carregador Beach, is a busy area with sports facilities, full accessibility and a coveted Blue Flag award for cleanliness. If you want somewhere a little more tranquil, try Tropicana Beach, White Cove, or the ‘Three Beaches’, where you can walk between three small coves that are all connected. For wild beauty, head to the rocky Ribamar Cove within the protected Natural Park of Sierra de Irta.
Top Attractions in Alcoceber
While Alcoceber’s beaches are all you need for a relaxing and memorable holiday, you’ll also find some great attractions away from the seaside. Why not take the family on an adventure with a boat trip to the Coloumbretes Islands nature park? On this group of four volcanic islands you’ll find fascinating guided tours, amazing views and a thriving wildlife population. The islands are also a popular spot for divers. Or head into the mountain of the Sierra de Irta to discover the hiking and biking trails, the varied plant life, and spectacular ocean views. The mountain-top Moorish Castle os Xivert is well worth a visit.
Alcoceber’s historic town has some interesting sights to see, such as the 15th century Parish Church of St. John, one of the tallest bell towers in the Valencia region, and San Juan Square, where you can see the memorial built in memory of the town’s residents who heroically resisted vicious pirate attacks. The town’s marina is a lovely place for a stroll and a bite to eat while you watch the boats sail past. Why not treat the children with a visit to one of the area’s popular ice cream parlours to cool off from the warm Spanish sunshine?
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