Paella, a dish that draws on products from the land and sea, has transcended the sphere of food and drink to become an emblem of Valencia and of Spain itself.
Under an hour from Valencia, fun and lively Gandia can boast of having some of the best beaches in the whole autonomous region.
Platja de la Malva-rosa is one of eight sandy beaches in Valencia and this city cove offers visitors the chance to enjoy restaurant terraces and the sea breeze.
A stroll through the Port of Valencia, with its eclectic mix of classical and avant-garde buildings, proves that the city has not turned its back on the sea.
From Peníscola to Altea, and from Dénia to Santa Pola, the Valencia Autonomous Region is an ideal destination to enjoy the sun and the beach.