Mountain and sea
Get to know the most amazing hidden gems of the area
Benicasim is one of the most special touristic destinations of the Valencian region, a place with charm where, aside from the sun and beaches, you can discover the wonders of the sea, mountains, music and culture.
Benicasim is a town bathed by the water of the Mediterranen sea and enjoys all the benefits of the natural area of the Palms Desert. Even though it has a population of 18,000 people, the town reaches more than 60,000 during the summer period.
The enviable climate of Benicasim make its beaches one of the main touristic attractions. Our area has the sum of more than 6 kilometres of fine, sandy beaches. They stretch for miles and are well cared for, and provide the perfect place for holiday-makers to enjoy many sports.
Almadraba: The name of this beach refers to the ancient fishing craft. It’s a fine and sandy beach, bordered by a traditional Mediterranean promenade, ideal for walking and enjoying the sea in peace. Visitors can also enjoy one of the ‘Libraries by the Sea’ situated on the promenade.
Torreón: The majestic tower that gives its name to this beach can be found here. It’s a fine and sandy beach with a slight slope where many cultural and sporting activities are held.
Els Terrers: This is a calm water beach of more than a kilometre and a half long. It’s characterised by the wooden walkway that runs along it and that make it ideal for long walks. In addition, it’s a great choice to practice many aquatic sports.
Heliópolis: This beach, of about 3 km long, it’s one of the longest beaches of Castellon. You can enjoy a relaxed reading by the seaside in the ‘Library by the Sea’, or take a ride on the cycle path that connects Benicasim with the city of Castellón.
Voramar: The beach of Voramar distinguishes itself by its fine sand and shallow gradient. A precious place where you can contemplate the spectacular villas and enjoy water sports in its calm waters.
Gastronomy and leisure
Enjoy the wide range of Mediterranean leisure and gastronomy
The gastronomy of Benicasim is made famous by a range of products, all components of the Mediterranean diet.
Fish and shellfish, roasts, tasty stews, paellas and other rice dishes are part of the diverse cuisine that Benicasim is so very proud of. But it not only offers local cuisine, but a multitude of culinary options for every taste throughout the year: from select restaurants to the authentic taverns, tapas bars, burger bars, sandwich bars, Chinese or Italian restaurants, etc.
Points of interest
Green way (Vía Verde)
This green way is a coastal path between Benicasim and Oropesa that you can walk, run or cycle on. Along this old railway track you are surrounded by nature, the Mediterranean Sea, stunning cliffs, viewpoints, old stone ruins and hidden coves; all part of the history of Benicasim.
Palms Desert (Desierto de las Palmas)
The Palms Desert is a place where the Barefoot Carmelite Monks devoted themselves to meditation. The Desert has an expanse of more than 300 hectares and is part of five administrative districts. The tallest peaks to be highlighted are the Mola del Morico, of 694 meters, and the Bartolo, of 729 meters.
The villas of Benicasim
The villas of Benicasim are known as the Valencian Biarritz, a 20th century set of villas characterized by its architectural richness and the beauty of its gardens. The characters of the original residents styled the villas of Benicasim, which can be divided into three areas: Hell’s Arean, due to the noisy festivities that took place in this villa; Heavenly Court, known for the peace of this area; and Limbo, which have garden areas that separate them.
This convent originally belonged to the ancient Carmelite Monks Monastery, built in the 17th An earthquake destroyed it in the next century, but a visit is essential due to its artistic heritage.
Saint Vincent Tower
The province of Castellon had eighteen towers along the coast that served as a defence against the corsair attacks. Saint Vincent Tower, surrounded by a spectacular garden by the sea which dates from the 16th century, is one of the best-preserved of the region.
The Columbretes Islands are one of the most unique natural spaces of the Valencian Region. It is composed of four groups of volcanic islands with great biological and ecological variety. The beauty of its biological diversity makes it one of the favourite destinations of the diving buffs.