The coastal town of Oropesa del Mar is located in the Plana Alta region, in the province of Castellón. It is an idyllic place to enjoy the sun and the beach due to its exceptional climate, the great quality of the natural beaches of the Costa de Azahar and the history that surrounds it. If you are looking for hotels in Oropesa, don't miss this guide.
It has 10 kilometres of coastline where you can find all kinds of beaches and coves. Morro de Gos Beach is one of the most famous, its fame is due to the fact that, in addition to the cleanliness and quality of its waters, it has an extensive shore with various facilities and services such as changing rooms, access for people with reduced mobility, parasols, deckchairs, etc.
Other of the most visited beaches in Oropesa are Playa de la Concha, Les Amplaries and La Renegà. As for the coves, Oropesa la Vella and Cala Retor stand out for not having so many people, which is ideal for those who are looking to escape from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the peace and quiet and the sound of the waves.
Most of Oropesa's points of interest are to be found in the old part of the town. Just by strolling through the streets you can appreciate the historical atmosphere that envelops the alleyways. In the old town you will find the Chapel of the Virgen de la Paciencia, the museum of Oropesa del Mar and the Castle of Oropesa, built by the Muslims, is the perfect place to contemplate the panoramic view of the town from an enviable point.
Just 20 kilometres from the centre of the town is the Desierto de las Palmas, a natural area where you can go hiking and cycling. The Columbretes Islands is an archipelago formed by 4 islands with a great natural wealth, from Oropesa you can make excursions to the islands.
Another of the attractions of Oropesa and that are a reason to spend your holidays in the town are its popular festivals. San Antonio, Bonfires of San Juan, San Pedro, the Virgen del Carmen, are just some of the numerous festivities where different events are celebrated.
The Mediterranean diet is present in the dishes of Oropesa del Mar, being a coastal town, there is an abundance of seafood such as prawns, sea bream and octopus, a very typical dish is suquet de peix. Rice is the protagonist, as in the whole Valencian Community, together with all its variants.
As far as transport is concerned, the car is the most commonly used means of transport due to its convenience for getting around the town and surrounding areas. There are also other means of transport, such as by plane, the nearest airport being in Castellón, 28 kilometres away. You can also go by bus with various companies that operate in the town and by train, through the station that is located in the centre of the municipality.
Oropesa del Mar enjoys a Mediterranean climate with an annual average of 26 ºC, so it has hot summers and mild winters. Rainfall is scarce, especially in the summer season.
Servigroup has an unbeatable beachfront location where you can enjoy your holidays in Oropesa del Mar to the full.