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Valencia Region

Region in Spain

With inland mountains, famous beaches and some of the warmest winters in Europe, the region of Valencia covers the provinces of Castellón, Valencia and Alicante.

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A 60 second guide to living in the region of Valencia

Why move to Valencia Region

Come for the climate and stay for the food. Valencia is home to paella, homegrown oranges, and the La Tomatina Festival — a huge annual tomato fight!

Valencia Community covers the long strip of coast down the east of Spain. Craggy Iberian mountains dotted with small towns and villages lie inland and sandy coastal planes such as the Costa Blanca and Costa del Azahar line the shores. The major cities include the capitals Valencia, Alicante and Castellón de la Plana. Many residents speak both Spanish and Valencià (a dialect of Catalan).

Due to the year-round heat, an average working day runs from 10 am to 8 pm with a siesta break. Expect services like post offices, shops and banks to follow suit. Schools typically run between 9am and 5pm with a long break for lunch. Commuting to the major towns and cities is pretty easy, between the rail, metro and tram networks, and well-maintained highway and beltway roads. The airports of Valencia and Alicante are both busy but well serviced. Good mobile and internet coverage and low cost of living attract many digital nomads, particularly to the city of Valencia.

The mountains are great for snowboarding or hiking, many beaches offer scuba diving and the cities are littered with parks. Golf and motocross are popular sports with Valencia city home to the famous MotoGP™. Cultural draws include the festivals FIB in Benicassim, a music festival held in Castellón, and Falles held in the capital. Both Moorish and Catholic architecture and ancient monuments co-exist. There’s plenty of city-based museums and galleries but small towns are less crowded and attract fewer tourists. For example, Morella is a medieval walled city, Peniscola is home to the famous Templar Castle, overlooking the sea. Elche has Europe’s only large palm grove — one of many UNESCO listed sites in the region. To top it off, the region has some of the best birdwatching in the world, plentiful with pink flamingos and more.

Mike & his wife bought a villa in Godelleta, Valencia

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Where to live in the region of Valencia

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Alicante Province

Province in Valencia Region

Famed for the long sandy beaches and hidden rugged coves of the Costa Blanca, Alicante is also home to a rich, ancient history, friendly people and unspoiled rural villages.

Great for:

Beaches, Family friendly, Golf, Nightlife, Restaurants, Strong expat community

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Great for:

  • Beaches
  • Family friendly
  • Golf
  • Nightlife
  • Restaurants
  • Strong expat community
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Orihuela Costa

Costa in Costa Blanca

Orihuela Costa is a succession of sandy beaches and coves stretching along the Mediterranean coast, between Torrevieja and Pilar de la Horadada, in the south of Alicante Province.

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Costa Blanca

Costa in Alicante Province

The Costa Blanca is 200 kilometres of coastline starting in the town of Denia and stretching southwards to Pilar de la Horadada that runs through the Alicante province.

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Valencia Province

Province in Valencia Region

In this medieval Kingdom of oranges, burning effigies, food fights, paella, beautiful beaches, and exciting nightlife, a rich tapestry of landscape and culture awaits you.

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Castellon Province

Province in Valencia Region

Discover Old Spain in this little-known province, which is filled with gorgeous medieval architecture, stunning natural beauty and authentic Spanish charm.

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Calpe

City in Costa Blanca

Calpe is a resort town on the Costa Blanca near Alicante in Valencia Community. It mixes an old fishing port with a modern marina and traditional culture with contemporary tourist facilities.

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Alicante

City in Costa Blanca

The capital of the Costa Blanca, Alicante is where modern and traditional Spain meet: a medieval castle overlooks one of the country’s most exciting cities

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Benissa

Town in Costa Blanca

This tranquil medieval town is one of the oldest in the Costa Blanca and is set amongst beautiful green valleys and magnificent coastline.

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Denia

City in Costa Blanca

A buzzy port city at the northernmost point of the Costa Blanca, Denia is also an attractive resort, steeped in history with a cosmopolitan feel.

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Javea

Town in Costa Blanca

On the northern tip of the Costa Blanca you will find Jávea, a delightful seaside town surrounded by mountain views, caves, crags and pine woods.

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Moraira

Town in Costa Blanca

Moraira is a small Spanish coastal town, grown from a fishing village, on the north of the Costa Blanca, 80 km north of Alicante and 100 km south of Valencia.

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Torrevieja

City in Costa Blanca

A seaside city on the Costa Blanca, Torrevieja is set on a coastal plain between idyllic pink and emerald salt lagoons within its own healthy microclimate.

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Beaches, Family friendly, Nightlife, Restaurants, Strong expat community

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  • Strong expat community
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