Peniscola collects the classic spirit of the Mediterranean white town and elevates it to the highest levels of beauty due to its incomparable location on a cliff. The historic centre of the municipality appears nestled on a huge rock that enters the sea, crowned by the Castle of Papa Luna, who, according to legend, built it with his own hands, without help, and in a single night, a staircase that allowed him access from his rooms to the sea to enjoy the crystal clear waters of the bay.
But Peniscola lives not only from history. Its gastronomy, its environment and the quality of its beaches make it a destination of international reference without losing the essence of the Mediterranean landscape
What makes Peñíscola so special?
There are countless reasons to choose Peniscola to spend your holidays, and this is that the mild Mediterranean climate throughout the year allows you to enjoy its beaches even in winter.
Peniscola offers 17 km of coastline dotted with countless beaches and coves, many of which have been awarded the blue flag. The historic centre acts as a natural border and separates two different landscapes that give you the chance to enjoy the sea in different ways every day. To the south, you will find small coves of stones or gravel cut out by cliffs and populated with native vegetation, that anticipate the very closeness of the Sierra de Irta natural park. To the north, you will find the endless sandy beach of Playa Norte with km of fine white sand and with all services at your fingertips.
Peniscola is included every year in the list of the most beautiful towns in Spain and that is because the Templar castle of Papa Luna, Benedict XIII, this is surrounded by a whimsical network of winding streets of white houses that look out to sea. A sea that also seeks to meet Peniscola and that enters the rock, forming cavities and caves, allowing itself to be seen from all corners of the municipality.
Gastronomy is another attraction that you cannot miss when you visit Peniscola. The products of the sea combined with the fruits of the land, giving rise to some of the best rice dishes in the Valencian Community.
But these are just some options that Peniscola offers you, to enjoy during your holidays. Its unbeatable location will allow you to visit other nearby places of great interest for its historical and artistic heritage such as the city of Morella or for its scenic value such as the Ebro Delta natural park. Without a doubt, a great choice for your holidays.