Sightseeing and leisure activities in and around Vinaros.

Welcome at Villa Mediterranea !

This contemporary detached villa with private pool offers you the unique opportunity to stay in a luxury villa at 700 meters from one of the most beautiful beaches of Vinaros. The villa sleeps 8 guests and offers 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Further there is a garage, a fully fenced, very private garden with a private pool, terrace and BBQ area. Restaurants and a Spar supermarket at 300 meter. Bus stop to the town center also at 300 meters. Big supermarkets like Carrefour, Family Cash, Aldi en Lidl a mere 5 minutes drive. You will also find the historic centre of Vinaros with its fantastic boulevard within 5 minutes by car.

Sightseeing and activities in and around Vinaros.

The local covered market hall in the town center of Vinaros: It offers a huge variety of fresh vegetables, fruit and fish. It was built in 1929 on the site of the former monastery San Telmo. Opening hours: Daily from 8 am till 6.30 pm and from 8 pm till 9.30 pm, except Saturday evening. Where: Plaza San Agustin.

The huge weekly market donderdagochtend wordt gehouden op de boulevard (Paseo Maritimo). Openingstijden: donderdag, 10:00 uur tot 14:00 uur.

La Ermita: Only a few minutes from the town centre, you can visit the Ermita de la Misericordia de San Sebastian (Hermitage of San Sebastian). This chapel was built in 1499 and was an important pilgrimage site in the 16th century. From there you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views at the coast. Where: Follow the road Avenida Maria Auxilliadora towards the hermitage site (ca. 6 km).

The sea, small bays (Calas) and beaches: Of course you can enjoy to the full the numerous bays and beaches of Vinaros. You can also hire a boat for a boat trip towards the Columbretes archipel. This is a volcanic archipel 55 km off shore and famous for its extraordinary clear waters and abundant underwater flora and fauna. Address: Buenaventura del mar, boat rentals and excursions. Tel: 608 048 948.

The Costa Norte of Vinaros: Only the northern coast of Vinaros features the typical, beautiful bays like Deveses, Timbe, Llanetes, Canyes and Cala Forada. A bit further away from the town center but offering a great, unspoilt natural ambiance to relax. Closer toward the town you will find bays like Triador, Pastor, Pinar, Saldonar and the largest one is called "Cala Montero/Barbiguera" (closest beach for Villa Mediterranea). The town center has the biggest sandy beach and is great for toddlers.

If you are for sport you have a large choice among sailing clubs, diving clubs, horse riding, a multifunctional indoor facility, tennis, squash, a heated outdoor pool and a soccer field.

Vinaros being a Spanish town it follow Spanish traditions and offers plenty of night life activities like bars and nightclubs; a vast choice to celebrate.

The area around Vinaros enables you to visit picturesque villages:
San Mateo:  Village of about 2000 inhabitants with a well preserved historic museum and lots of religious monuments; In the 14th century it was a refuge for a small Cathare community.
Traiguera:  Visit El Santuario de Nuestra Señora de la Fuente de la Salud, a religious monument, visited by many popes. Enjoy the local cuisine in restaurant Capellan, it's really worth it. Where: Follow the N-232 and exit in Traigera.

The Ebro delta: The biggest Spaanse river forms an estuary about 50 km North of Vinaros and constitus a peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea. A unique place to be, comparable with the Camargue in France. The Ebro delta is famous for its rich flora and fauna. Heaven for bird watchers and fans of unpoilt natural beauty. Great for hiking and cycling too.

Peniscola/ Peniscola: One of the best known seaside resorts in Spain. The old town with its huge walls was built on a penisula. The authentic character of the historic citadel has been perfectly preserved. On the top of the hill you will find the palace of the anti pope Luna from the 14th century. The old town is built on a 64 m high rock in the sea. Together with the adjoining natural park Sierra de Irta a great possibility for a day trip.

Morella: The medieval village is situated 63 km (about an hour's drive) North of Vinaros. It is a monument in itself: a fortress protected by a 2 km long wall. On top of the hill a huge castle can be found. Use the opportunity to also visit the Santuario de las Balmas, built into the rock, close to Morella.

Excursions (day trip):
The monestary Poblet: This monastery, one of the biggest and best preserved, was built in the 12th century. You will also discover the walled residence of the former queen of Catalonia and Aragon. (World Heritage Site).

Port Aventura: Famous adventure- and amusement park near Tarragona. In Port Aventura you come accross all the famous characters from the Universal film studios, like Shrek, the Pink Panther, Popeye, Woody Woodpecker, Betty Boop. Fit for all ages. You will spend an unforgettable day! Opening hours: 10 am - 10 pm. (Tel: 977 77 90 90). Where: Follow the motorway direction Barcelona and take the exit 35, Salou, Port Aventura (about 1 hour's drive from Vinaros).

Valencia: A well preserved old town combined with futuristic, breathtakinhg architecture. About 1,5 hours' drive from Vinaros via motorway AP-7.

Gastronomy of Vinaros: Vinaros has remained a fishermen's village where you can find fresh seafood prepared according to local traditional reipies. Because of its specific location, on the border of two Spanish provinces; Valencia and Catalonia, thus combining the Catalonian kitchen with Valencian gastronomy. Restaurants in abundance offer a vast choice of the most exquisite and creative menus;
arroseixat consisits of local rice, sweet potatoes, seafood, onions and saffron.
xuquet de peix (fish stew).
Paella Valenciana (the best paella with seafood.
Local delicacies like "llagosti" , a typical example of the local cuisine. The local langoustines from Vinaros stimulate creative chefs. One example cold tomato soup with kiwi and Pepino, (a local melon which tastes like cucumber), combined with langoustines. You will appreciate the local artichokes, oysters, mussels, shrimps and lobsters as well.

Celebrations, festivities and traditions:
San Antonio (17 January). Vinaros celebrates New Year again! The celebration of the animal blessing day is accompanied with lots of fireworks.
San Sebastian (20 January). During these religious festivities a a pilgrimage to the chapel of the Misericordia takes place.
The "Carnaval" (February). Every year this event attracts thousands of visitors. It's the highlight of the year!
Semana Santa and Pascua Resurreccion (April). During the Holy week lots of religious processions take place.
Fiestas y Feria de Sant Joan y Sant Pere (24-30 June). During this week the entire population takes part in local activities: On the agenda: sportsctivities, games, bull fighting and concerts.
Virgen del Carmen (16 July). The celebrations for the patron saint of the fishermen. The ideal occasion for a festive boat parade.
The langoustine festival (August). This touristic happening in the high season offers tourists and locals the possibility to taste the famous local langoustines.

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