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Our Area

For those seeking adventure and who wish to get out and about a hire car will be needed. This is a great place for driving, the road network is fantastic and traffic minimal aside from the occasional tractor and herd of sheep!

We recommend you fully explore and immerse yourself in this wonderful part of Spain.

Walking, Cycling and Mountain biking

Being in the mountains (the house sits at an altitude of 650metres) we are surrounded by beauty, there are many mapped-out routes in the area for all three activities, with nine mapped routes from our village alone.

Guests can also drive up to the Sant Joan de Penyagolosa at the base of the mountain there is a wonderful hermitage, church, restaurant and national park information centre.
From here you can walk many routes through thick pine forests, mountain rivers and waterfalls or to the mountain's peak of 1,813 metres which is truly spectacular.
Guests flying with Easy Jet can fly with their own bikes for a small fee.

Horse riding

Close by is the town of Cati, the farm, Mas de la Font, is a large riding school which offers rides for all levels at great prices, rides of one, two or three hours or whole day expeditions, we can organise this on your behalf. http://www.hipicadecati.es

Eating

The Spanish love their food. Our local village is only eight minutes drive away and has many restaurants and bars serving traditional tapas and regional dishes such as wild boar stew, pigs cheeks in port sauce and classics like paella - there's something for the simplest to the most adventurous of tastes.
Outside the village, again there are many restaurants from basic traditional Spanish cuisine to high standard modern Spanish.
A full list can be found in the welcome pack in your room with our list of recommendations and 'must do’s'.

Shopping

Our local village Atzeneta can provide all you need for a stay here. Its well stocked small supermarket selling fresh vegetables, fish and meats will cater for everything you need. However we do have numerous bakeries selling daily fresh bread, cakes, pizza and pastries. We also have two great butchers, a post office/ paper shop and many others.

Plus there is the Saturday market which is a treasure trove for great clothes and local produce,
but for the discerning shopaholic, the city of Castellon is only a 35 minute drive away.

Golf and Tennis

Just a 20 minute drive from your holiday home is the Club De Campo Del Mediterranean home to legendary pro Sergio Garcia, a great golf course, tennis and spa complex.
http://www.ccmediterraneo.com

Areas of History and Beauty

Areas of history and beauty. We are on the “Camino Del Cid” which takes in many villages and towns in the area. http://www.caminodelcid.org/Default.aspx

“Morella” is an ancient walled city. There are traces of settlements by the Iberians, Romans, and the Moors. For us, it’s a magical town full of history and some great food to be had here too. The drive there is also part of the day as the scenery is stunning and a stop off at the breathtaking town of Ares Del Maestrat is well worth a look.


“La Valltorta Museum” near Tirig is a visitor centre for the nearby caves which are home to paintings dating back  6,000 years - organised trips to he caves begin at the museum.  http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/topic/5235/spanish-cave-paintings-pics-from-la-valltorta-ravine 


"The Rio Subterraneo" at the Coves de San Josep is Europe’s longest navigable underground river. Here you will delve into the depths of the earth, aboard a peaceful boat trip, you can admire the fanciful shapes of the rocks and discover a beautiful landscape that nature has kept hidden from the mists of time.
http://www.riosubterraneo.com/

“The river at Montanejos” - the drive to Montanejos is stunning but the road can be a little winding, for those who suffer with travel sickness. However, for the adventurous it's well worth the trip - the hot spring river is a delight to swim in, a little oasis and a great photo opportunity - for those who enjoy adventure sports, see below.


"The Coast" we are only a short 40 minute drive to the coast through the Desert of the Palms.

“Oropesa del Mar” with its sandy beaches and seaside restaurants is a typical Spanish seaside town offering all the usual water activities. If you're wanting a more natural beach just 10 minutes away is the nature reserve beach of “La Torre la Sal” which also has a nudist beach.

Further down the Costa Del Azahar 
“Benicasim” with another great beach and the town is famous for its anual music festival. Here you will also find a large outdoor water park.
A little further up the coast, we really recommend you visit the historic costal town of
“Peniscola” Known for its picturesque rock front and castle over looking the sea. The castle originally built by the Knight’s Templar in 1294 to 1307 a town packed with fun, history and some great seafood.

 

Drives

We have designed some driving tours from your holiday home to take in all of the above and many other half-days and full-days out, with recommendations for stops in some pretty villages, photogenic locations, historically-interesting buildings, or just places with great bars to have a drink and some home-cooking, all these routes, along with walking and cycling routes are in the welcome pack in your room.

 

Adventure Sport

For those who want to venture further afield then the river at Montanejos is a haven for adventure sports from white water rafting, canoeing, mountain climbing, abseiling, paintballing and much more.
However we do have mountain climbing, paintball and go karts closer to home.

Health Spa

Back on the coast you can spoil yourself at the luxurious Marina d’Or -
Here you can experience a five-star sea water Spa with milk baths, mud baths, music therapy, aromatherapy, natural solarium, outdoor Jacuzzis, dry thermal baths, relaxation area and much more,
or treat yourself in the health and beauty salon, with anything from massages to cosmetic surgery.

Art and Museums

Just along the road from us and down a winding olive and almond tree-lined track is the Col Blank art gallery, a place where many of Spain’s leading artists exhibit their work. http://collblanc.es/Collblanc/Home.html

For those interested in art museums Castellon has many more.
The Bellas Artes Museum: This museum was opened in 1980. It is divided into four sections: archaeology - Palaeolithic to the middle ages, ceramics - over 1000 pieces, paintings - Ribera, Romero de Torres, Rodrigo de Osona, Sorolla and sculptures - Adsuana, Viciano, Gandarias and Benllieure.
The Ethnological Museum: It contains old-fashioned tools from various professions such as: weaving, blacksmiths, shoe makers, fabric makers, tailors etc.
The Fadrell Municipal Ethnological Museum: located in a green area next to the 18th Century Sant Jaume of Fadrell hermitage. The collection reflects rural and traditional customs of the province.
The Santa María de la Asunción Cathedral Mueum: Religious art from different periods. Works of art by Joan de Reixach and Nicolau Falcó.