Alcocéber or Alcossebre (in valencian language) is a very touristic coastal town located in the municipality of Alcalá de Chivert, in the north of the province of Castellón which belongs to the Valencian Community. Don’t miss this guide if you are looking for hotels in Alcocéber to spend your holidays in the Costa of Azahar.
One of the main tourist attractions of the town are its beaches, as it has 10 kilometres of coastline full of beaches and coves. Some of the most famous are:
The Romana Beach. It has a blue flag and 500 metres of fine sand to enjoy the Sun and the Mediterranean Sea. Moreover, it’s equipped with all the necessary services: sunbeds, parasols, showers and access for disabled people.
Carregador Beach. This beach is 720 metres long, which makes it the widest in the town. It’s the closest beach to the centre of Alcocéber and has all kind of services: sunbeds, parasols, etc. As a distinctive symbol, you can find on the south of the beach an area with sand dunes and on the north the town’s marina.
Other tourist beaches in Alcocéber are: Del Moro Beach, Tres Palayas or Mañetes Beach.
If you want to go on a getaway near this zone, there are several natural areas to go on a hiking trail or outdoor activities. The Sierra of Irta is located a few minutes from the centre of Alcocéber. In this natural area you can find the Santa Lucía and Sant Benet Hermitage, from where there are spectacular views of the entire municipality and the Costa de Azahar.
The Columbretes Islands Nature Reserve, a Group of islands of volcanic origin, is ecologiacally rich. This place is home to species typical of the islands, such as the Columbretes lizard. The diving lovers come here every year attracted by the incredible seabed and the variety of species that inhabit it.
The coast of Alcocéber is ideal for outdoor sports, the most popular being scuba diving, thanks to the great variety of fauna and flora that inhabit the Costa de Azahar; sailing in the calm waters, canoeing, kayaking and paddle surfing.
The food in this town has always kept its Mediterranean essence, making a combination between the sea and the mountains that does not leave indifferent who try some of the most typical dishes. Among them are the “tomata de penjar”, the “coca de tomata”, “empanada de atún” or the famous “pa amb tomaca”.
Alcalà de Xivert has numerous festivities throughout the year:
On the 17th of January San Antonio Abad “El del Porquet” is celebrated in conmemoration of the Saint. On this day Alcocéber dresses up for party and there are various events such as horse processions, traditional costumes, and paella contests, etc.
San Pedro de Verano are the traditional festivities of Alcalá, held every year the 29th of April. On these dates the town is full of events and concerts.
Other popular festivities celebrated in this town are: the Carnival in February, the San Juan Hogueras on the 24th of June and the Fiestas Patronales, among other celebrations.
Due to the small size of this town, the points of interest can be visited walking, although the car will be the best option if you decide to go for short trips or visit other nearby towns. There are intercity buses that connect nearby towns with Alcocéber, such as Castellón, Peñíscola o Vinaroz. If you are thinking of arriving by plane, the neareset airport is Castellón airport, only 20 minutes away by car.
If you are looking for some piece of mind and quiet on your holidays, Alcocéber is a tourist destination to take into account. Seach for accommodation in Alcocéber to enjoy the sun and the beach, relax as a couple, with kids or with your family.