1. Enjoy a sunset at El Saler
The town of El Saler is one of the most visited towns around Valencia
because of the number of people passing to the Albufera in search of a boat
trip. There’s a big production of salt here, but what’s most impressive is its
beach: a long extension of white sand, dunes, clean water, and a gentle
breeze. Perfect for a long walk on a sunny day.
2. Albufera National Park
Only 10 kilometres from Valencia you will find the Albufera Natural Park, a
Mediterranean ecosystem with unspoilt dune beaches, forests, rice fields and
a huge lake where you can enjoy boat trips. This is where paella was invented
and where you can try other culinary delights made with local products, such
as all-i- pebre (a garlic and paprika-based dish) and marinated mullet. The
park is home to the largest lake in Spain and one of the most important
wetland areas in the Iberian Peninsula.
3. Go crazy at Festival De Les Arts June 9-10
The Festival de les Arts returns for its fourth edition in the City of Arts and
Sciences of Valencia. It’s a very successful festival with national and
international artists combined, with a wide range of food trucks at the Foodies
Market, and more activities. As they define themselves, the festival is born out
“of the connection between music and artistic disciplines like design,
illustration, fashion or gastronomy”.