The Costa Azahar is home to the mountain range known as Desert de Les Palmes, where an important Castellon church is located at the southern end of the range. On a sunny, clear day, it is said that you can see the Columbretes Islands from the heights of the Desert de les Palmes. It is also home to the city of Castellon de la Plana, the capital of Castellon province.
The climate of the Costa Azahar is mainly tropical and subtropical, with average temperatures of up to 15 degrees Celsius in the winter months and rising to a comfortably hot 29º C through June to August. Although it is not as dry as further inland, precipitation is still minimal for Costa Azahar, excluding the months of September and October where the temperature drops. It is an ideal holiday destination with hot summers and mild winters.
The airport at Castellon offers general aviation services and charter but no scheduled passenger services. The airports of Valencia and Alicante are slightly further afield, with Valencia connecting to 15 European countries and Alicante known as the 6th busiest airport in Spain. Local transport throughout Costa Azahar is found in a combined bus and train station in Castellon, which is also used by long distance buses.
The Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castello, Museum for Modern Art and the stand alone bell-tower known as El Fadri located in Castellon, as well as the Desert de les Plames are popular tourist spots in Costa del Azahar.
Castellon hosts an annual celebration three weeks prior to Easter known as La Magdalena to commemorate the origins of their city. The festival lasts for a week and contains many historic traditions and parties that highlight the importance of holding onto the city's values and history.
Since 2010 property prices for the Costa Azahar have fallen steadily from an average of €205K to an average of €145K - perhaps now is the perfect time to snap up your dream holiday home on the Costa Azahar?