Baix Maestrat, Castellon Province, Spain

We specialise in property in the Baix Maestrat, which is the northern stretch of the Costa Azahar from the border with Catalunya in the north to Peniscola and Alcocebre in the south. This includes the beautiful interior regions which begin only a few kilometres from the coast and offer the possibility of a quiet life with the advantage of being very close to the beaches and coastal towns. The area is part of the region of Castellon which is the northern province of Valencia.

What makes this area different?

If you think that the Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol etc. are too crowded with tourists, holiday homes and over developed in general then the Spanish Castellon province might be what you are looking for. The northern part of Castellon province, or Baix Maestrat, offers everything one could wish for in terms of possible leisure activities -from golf, sailing, scuba-diving or fishing to bird watching in the nearby Ebro delta. There are numerous routes for walkers and cyclists to enjoy the countryside and of course a lot of restaurants, cafes and bars plus shopping areas in the towns.

Castellon - Transport

The airport north of Castellon started operating in September 2015 and cuts transfer times to around 30 minutes. Other airports in the vicinity include the airports at Barcelona and Valencia, as well as the airport at Reus (near Tarragona), which is about a 40-60 minutes drive away. Trains to Valencia and Barcelona go from Vinaros and Benicarlo. A non stop high speed train also operated from Vinaros to Madrid. The trip to Barcelona takes around two hours (by car or train), to Valencia it is about one and a half hours. Thanks to excellent train and motorway-links Castellon province and the Costa Azahar are therefore a convenient location for day trips to Barcelona and Valencia as well as for short-trips to France or skiing-holidays, i.e. in Andorra. The combination of idyllic surroundings, gentle climate and excellent facilities, together with an efficient network of communications, make the Costa Azahar an ideal choice for year-round living and holidays alike.

Coastal Towns on the Spanish Costa del Azahar

Our properties are to be found in and around the four coastal towns plus in the area inland from here. Usually our country villas / houses and village properties in the interior are only two to ten miles from the coast. Vinaros and Benicarlo are typical Spanish towns with fishing harbour, marina, daily market etc. They are lively all year round and offer a big variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, bars etc. Both have town beaches as well as a lot of beaches and coves either side of town. Peniscola and Alcossebre are resorts rather than working towns and quieten down a little in winter. Peniscola is very famous in Spain and apparently the old town with the castle is the second most visited site in Spain after the Alhambra. A lot of properties in the urbanisations on the surrounding hills offer spectacular views of the sea and Peniscola. The most well known urbanisation is probably Las Atalayas where you can find a lot of quality villas and some apartments with lovely views.

The Interior of the Baix Maestrat in Castellon

In the interior of the Baix Maestrat we offer typical Spanish village houses, for example in Cervera del Maestre, Calig and Sant Jordi (San Jorge) - all a short drive from the coast. Around these villages are quite a few country houses and villas which sit in their own ground. We have now started to add pages about the individual places on the Orange Blossom Coast, the links to these can be found above. For even more information about these towns and the Costa del Azahar see our "Links" sections, where you can find sites about the towns, villages, coast and countryside of the Orange Blossom Coast.

Investment on the Spanish Costa del Azahar in Castellon

We believe that investing in property on the Costa del Azahar makes good sense. The property market in Castellon is not only driven by foreigners but also by the Spanish buyer, yet property prices are still modest compared to the areas further north and south. With the new airport of Castellon now open and new destinations likely to be added soon, new golf developments, a new marina near Peniscola, there is going to be more demand by foreigners in the future and prices could well catch up with those on the Costa Brava and Costa Blanca. Luckily development is not likely to be on a scale as big as on these other coasts and the Costa del Azahar should be able to retain its character.

 

 

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