Valencia Yacht Charter Guide
A thriving hub where Spanish tradition meets cutting-edge innovation.
Situated in southern Spain, Valencia is a thriving metropolis known for its art, innovation and food. Though not as famous a travel destination as its counterparts Madrid and Barcelona, this port city proudly holds its own as a hub of everything that is beautiful about both traditional and modern day Spain.
Reasons to Visit
Following more than two decades of investment and development, Valencia now boasts some of the most striking architecture in Europe. A green winding ribbon of park flows through the city and on it are the fantastically futuristic buildings of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, designed by the world-famous and locally born Santiago Calatrava. These spectacular creations offer a magnificent opera house, a science museum, a 3D cinema and an aquarium, with the surrounding promenades and pools perfect for riding bikes and paddle boarding.
From jazz festivals to the month-long Feria de Julio (July Fair), with so much on offer and a year-round climate, the city is host to cultural events throughout the year. The most important festival is Las Fallas which takes place each March and includes and spectacular display of huge papier-maché figures of celebrities and politicians paraded through the streets and then ceremoniously burned whilst fireworks and music blaze. It’s not for the feint of heart, but it’s an experience that will ensure your luxury yacht charter vacation is like no other.
Like many Spanish cities, Valencia is held in high regard for its impressive offering of restaurants. You’ll find an amazing variety of rice dishes, including, of course, paella, as well as fresh fish and vegetables grown on the fertile plains that surround the city. In keeping with the innovative feel, there are an array of fine dining options that take traditional Spanish cuisine and create a cutting-edge twist. Whether you want tapas or Michelin-starred, your time ashore in Valencia will be full of delicious delights.
If you are interested in finding out what sort of possibilities are available in these waters, take a look at all of the superyachts open for charter in Spain.