Valencia is the home of paella, and this area has white sandy beaches, with the mountains rolling away to the sea. The city of Valencia blends Roman and Gothic architecture with ultra-modern constructions, and is an increasingly popular destination. The city is set upon the Costa del Azahar, quieter than the Costa Blanca to the south, with vast stretches of orange groves and sandy beaches. Inland at the north of this area are dry rugged hills scattered with secluded medieval villages.
Costa Blanca has been a favourite resort for years, its climate was recently declared to be the healthiest in the world, and the area has plenty of attractions from the nightclubs of Benidorm to the watersports of Torrevieja. There are plenty of activities for children in this area too, such as the Terra Mítica theme park just outside Benidorm. The city of Malaga has a wonderful Spanish old centre and beaches to rival that of its more well-known counterpart.