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TOP 8 Plans to do in Valencia in August without dying of heat!

albufera sunset

We are almost in August, temperatures are rising and we want to make the most of summer. What can we do in Valencia?

Do not worry, we have compiled the most supreme plans that you have to make before returning home. And also recommended by a Valencian…

Will you join us to discover them?

1.- Experience the best sunset in the Albufera Natural Park

A unique natural area that you will not find anywhere else on the peninsula…

The Albufera Natural Park: surrounded by rice fields, beaches protected by dunes, where turtles grow and you can see countless types of birds, with dreamlike viewpoints made of wood and wherethe best sunset in Valencia takes place: from the lake in your private boat.
Undoubtedlythe best plan of the summer, get to know this peculiar ecosystem, cool off in one of the most beautiful beaches in the Community and take a postcard photo in the Albufera.

sunset albufera natural park

sunset in la Albufera

Albufera Natural Park Excursion

2.- Visit the Caves of San José

Believe it or not, in the Valencian Community we have the largest navigable underground river in Europe!

Yes, yes as you hear it, a wonder of nature that, whether you are a caving lover or not, you have to know.
Touring the interior of the caves by boat is an extraordinary experience: you will discover large galleries, ceilings covered in stalactites and spaces known as ‘the cathedral’ or the ‘room of the bats’.

In addition, the temperature is 20º throughout the year, so you will be protected from the heat of August for a while.

Curiosity: the origin of the river and the end of the grotto are not yet known ⚡

Are you up for the adventure?

cuevas de san jose

Inside the caves

3.- Discover the magic of Morella and Peñíscola


Peniscola from above

We have two of the most beautiful towns in Spain in the Valencian Community, one inland, in the mountains, surrounded by an imposing wall, and another on the coast, with an immense fortress on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Morella:declared a Historic-Artistic Site and the Morella la Vella area has also been proclaimed a World Heritage Site: this is where the most important rock shelters and cave paintings in the area are found.
  • Peñíscola: an idyllic white town inside a huge Templar castle that stands on a cliff. Did you know that they shot the Game of Thronesseries in the old town? And it is not for less, it takes you to another era.

Discover this excursion through the most beautiful villages of the entire peninsula

4.- Water activities and paella in the sea

With this heat, it is best to take advantage of everything that the Valencia Marina has to offer.
In addition to the number of beaches that you can visit in the city and surrounding areas, such as Patacona or Saler Beach, which are the cleanest and least congested, the port of Valencia offers you a multitude of activities so you will never get bored!

Boat experiences:

Going out for a day with friends or family sailing the seas of the Valencian bay is priceless, enjoying the sun, a cold beer and a good paella on board is one of the best plans you can make this summer in Valencia.
Relax and take a swim on the high seas sailing on a sailboat, feel the adrenaline with the jet ski or enjoy an aperitif with the sunseton a private yacht.

Why not?

Here you can find out about all the activities and prices.

sailboat sunset

sailboat experience

5.- Know all the secrets of the Kingdom of Valencia *with tickets included

torres de serranos

Torres de Serrano, entrance to the city

Valencia,the third most important city in Spain, located on the shores of the Mediterranean, has centuries and centuries of history.

It was founded in 138 BC by the Romans and calledValentia: land of the brave.

It has been conquered and reconquered by the Muslims, land of the Cid Campeador and summit in the Kingdom of Valencia, of which part of its walls are still preserved.
The most picturesque stories and legends are hidden in the old part of the city, and you will feel that you are transported back in time.

Knowing from the hand of a local guide the most emblematic places of the city will make you understand the past, present and future of Valencia: the interior of the Lonja de la Seda, gothic masterpiece; the San Nicolas Church, the Valencian Sistine Chapel; the Catedral, where the Holy Grial is hidden.

Top Cultural plan

For true art-lovers!: Art and Architecture Tour

6.-Take a bath in one of its natural pools✨

Valenciais surrounded by nature:large mountains hide natural pools that seem to be taken from a fairy tale:

They are some of the most famous, in all of them you can make a beautiful walking route, and spend the night in one of the rural houses that are around or in a campsite.
Without a doubt, an ideal experience to change, disconnect and merge with nature.

ruta de los puentes colgantes

Crossing one of the suspension bridges of Chulilla

7.- Rent a bike and explore the bed of the old Turia River

run a bicycle surrounding the Turia's garden

Turia River Park

In 1957 the great flood of Valencia took place: the city is not prepared for the rain and the Turia river that divided the city in two, overflowed completely flooding the area.
As a measure to solve it, they diverted the river to the south, thus leaving the section that crossed the city dry.

And years later the Turia Gardens would begin to be created: the Turia Park, the lung of the city or the Valencian Central Park, a huge park that crosses Valencia from east to west and that has become a meeting place for the inhabitants .

Citizens go to play sports in the open air,you can findthe Museum of Arts and Sciences at one end and the Botanical Garden and the Parque de Cabecera lake at another end. There are also soccer fields and athletics, there is the Music Palace and the Gulliver Park and fairs such as the one in July or the Alternativa fair are set up.

A perfect plan is to take a bicycle and go around it, stop wherever you want and rest under the shade of one of its majestic pines.

Here you can book your bike route

8.-Escape to the Island of Tabarca!

isla de tabarca

Tabarca island

The largest island in the Valencian Community and the only one that is inhabited.
A paradise very close to Valencia,full of picturesque colored houses and turquoise waters.
It becomes an original getaway that few do: if you have time spend a night on the island in total tranquility, you will feel in a paradise with clean waters at the level of Ibiza or Mallorca.

Here we tell you everything

And these would be our TOP 9 of what to do in Valencia: you cannot come to the city and miss them, it would be unforgivable.

We hope that your stay in the land of the brave will be wonderful, idyllic, stunning, fun and above all, memorable.

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