Perched upon a verdant hill that intermingles with white-washed buildings and tumbles colourfully down towards soft golden sands, Oropesa holidays once represented more of a strategic defensive outpost in the area’s stand against pirates, although nowadays the town welcomes non-locals with open arms and plates full of tasty tapas!
Located in a small bay along the Costa de Azahar, Oropesa showcases a lot of coastal beauty, whether it’s the extensive golden beach, the naturally-strewn hills or distant views out towards Majorca and Ibiza – everywhere you look lays another tantalising sight to draw your gaze – such is the allure of holidays to Oropesa.
Historic allure and coastal draw
Morro de Gos Beach is what brings many to this part of Spain and with a range of intriguing water sport activities and a mixture of sun-splashed sands and pebbles it’s easy to see why. Try your hand at snorkelling or take a jet-ski out to sea for the ultimate adventure, whereas those who wish to just see the day fall away beyond the horizon can do so from the bustling beach bars and peaceful restaurants – enjoying a freshly-shaken cocktail or plate of mouth-watering grub in the process!
History and culture also make a prominent feature during holidays in Oropesa, the Church of Virgen de la Pacienca famous for its 18th-century architecture and majestic size. Nature lovers will also be pleased with wandering around Oropesa Del Mar, a tranquil and beautiful natural park, whereas the more active can immerse themselves in the fun at Parque Acuatico Polinesia – ideal if you’ve got the kids in tow or just want to release your inner child in a fun-packed water world.