August 15, 2022
5 Best Things to do in Castellon Spain

5 Best Things to do in Castellon Spain

August 15, 2022

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Castellon de la Plana is a town in the Mediterranean coast. It's a one hour drive away from Valencia and despite being much less famous than the latter, it's still worth visiting. The region of castellon is full of charming coastal towns, medieval castles and restaurants that serve some of the best paellas in Spain.

Want to know more about Castellon? Let's take a look at the best things to do.

Best Things to do in Castellon: Peñiscola

There are few places in the world where you can take a dip while looking at a Medieval castle. So special is the view that it attracted the attention of the Game of Thrones crew who shot a few scenes of the popular TV show here. In fact, you can take pictures with a throne replica in the old town of Peñiscola. 

Peniscola is a very popular town in the summer. The mixture of sightseeing, great beach, warm water and lovely old town makes it the perfect holiday destination. 

The castle is Peniscola's main attraction. It was built in the 13th century by the Knights Templar on the foundations of an Arab fortress. Before being on Game of Thrones, the castle was used for the 1961 filming of El Cid. 

Where to eat in Peñiscola: El Peñon. This lovely restaurant located in the old town serves traditional Spanish food. So if you are a fan of the Mediterranean diet, this is the place to go. Apart from delicious food, the staff is the KINDEST you can find. 

el peñon restaurante peñiscola

peñiscola old town

peñiscola old town

peñiscola old town

peñiscola castle beach

Best Things to do in Castellon: spend a day at Nudo Beach Club

Nudo Beach Club is one of the coolest places we've ever seen. Located at El Grao just outside Castellon de la Plana, this beach club has amazing sea views. But that's not all they have to offer. An inviting pool is waiting for you at the center of the club surrounded by chill out areas and restaurants. For 18€ you can rent a sun bed and spend the day here. Great plan if you are looking for some rest & relax.

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castellon nudo beach club grao goah restaurant

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nudo beach club food menu grao goah restaurant castellon

Best Things to do in Castellon: visit Delta del Ebro Nature Reserve

Delta del Ebro is located in the south of Catalonia and is a beautiful Nature Reserve with isolated beaches, bird watching spots and miles of rice fields. This is also the place where the Ebro River meets the Mediterranean Sea. This beautiful place is home to a rich flora and fauna and offers plenty of things to do.

Delta de l’Ebre is famous for bird-watching as it is home to numerous native species of birds. Since 1992 a colony of pink flamingos have been settled here where they are visible throughout the year.

Be sure to check out sandy beaches like Eucalyptus or Buda. They are perfect to chill out and take a break.

Where to eat at Delta del Ebro: the restaurant at Hotel L'Algadir del Delta offers a tasting menu with local ingredients. It's a great option to try the local cuisine. They only have 10 tables so be sure to book in advance.

Tip: There are plenty of insects in this Nature Reserve. The numerous dragonflies are harmless but don't forget to take insect repellent to Delta del Ebro, that will save you from getting some nasty mosquito bites.

delta ebro restaurant l'algadir food

dragonfly delta ebro

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buda beach delta ebro

Best Things to do in Castellon: stay at Parador de Benicarlo

If you follow the blog, you know that we love to stay at Paradores. Even though we prefer the ones that are historical buildings, we stayed at this modern one in Benicarlo during our trip to Castellon. The building is not as impressive as the castles or monasteries we've been to, but the quality standard is the same: they never disappoint. The location is also convenient to travel around the area.

parador hotel benicarlo castellon pool

parador hotel benicarlo castellon food

Best Thing to do in Castellon: visit the city center of Castellon

I doubt Castellon de la Plana will become your favorite Spanish city, but if you have time, you should take a walk around the old town and visit the cathedral, central market and climb up El Fadri tower for excellent city views. The city is calm and quiet and has a few lovely buildings. Once you need a break from sightseeing, take a break at the beach by going to El Grao harbor.

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castellon main square cathedral fadri tower

If you have time for more: drive to the beautiful Medieval town of Morella. This ancient walled town located on a hill-top may not be coastal but it is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.

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