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Benicassim. What to see in Benicassim. Discover the surrounding area

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Beaches

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Heliópolis beach

Hotel Intur Bonaire is located just 100 metres from Heliopolis sandy beach awarded with the “Q” of tourist quality and the ISO 14001. It has a pleasant promenade with cycle route linking Benicasim and Castellon, and many services relating to leisure and water sports: surfboard hiring, skates, umbrellas, hammocks… In the summer, it hosts various leisure activities such as cinema on the beach or tourist entertainment shows. Other beaches near the Hotel are: Els Terrers, Torre Sant Vicent, L’Almadrava and Voramar.

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Nature Parks

In Castellón you will find wide and warm beaches of fine sand and less crowded and remote coves, as well as 2 Nature Parks with pristine coastal areas: Parque Natural de la Sierra de Irta and Parque Natural del Prat de Cabanes-Torreblanca. Diving enthusiasts should not miss the Columbretes Islands Marine Reserve, formed by a group of volcanic islands located a short distance from the coast.

Nature

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Mountain

Castellon is the second most mountainous province in Spain. It houses the Peak called Penyagolosa, known as the “Roof” of the Valencian Community. In contrast to the typical landscape of the coast, the interior of Castellón will delight those who love nature and mountain sports.

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Las Palmas Dessert

About 10 km from the Hotel, we find the Desierto de las Palmas, with 3200 hectares protected. Declared a Natural Place in 1989, it allows visitors to perform a variety of leisure activities: hiking, biking or horseback riding, cultural visits, etc. This area holds “La Bartola” Interpretation Centre, the ruins of an old monastery of the Discalced Carmelites (Eighteenth century), the new monastery (built between 1784 and 1791, just 500 yds. from the original monastery) and the Carmelite Fathers Museum.

Culture

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Carmelite Fathers Museum

Located in the Desierto de las Palmas nature park, it houses an interesting collection of works of art from different countries including paintings, sculptures, prints, jewelry… Its highlights are the ceramic altarpiece from the eighteenth century with the Carmelite Prayer and works of Ribera, Salzillo and Mengs. It’s 10 km from the Hotel.

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Torre de Sant Vicent

One of the 18 sixteenth century watchtowers located along the coast of Castellón on the grounds of defense and surveillance. It’s situated by the sea and surrounded by a beautiful garden and an entertainment area. It’s about 4 km from the Hotel.

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Parish Church of Santo Tomas de Villanueva

This neoclassical church built in the eighteenth century contains in its interior paintings and frescoes by the painter Camarón. Its main altar is dedicated to Tomas de Villanueva and its two side altars to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Our Lady of the Rosary. It’s located 2.5 km from the Hotel.

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La Ruta de las Villas

Along this route you can see the unique villas that several wealthy families from Castellón and Valencia built in the late nineteenth and early nineteenth centuries. There are 2 distinct and separate paths through the gardens of Comin (also called “The Limbo”): the route of “Hell” and the “Heavenly Court” one. This route is 2.5 km from the Hotel.

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Carmelite wine museum

These wineries and distilleries, built more than a century ago by the Order of Discalced Carmelites, open their doors to visitors interested in learning how the ancient monks of the order handcrafted the called Carmelite liqueur and Muscat wine. In addition, visitors have the opportunity to taste its best products for free. It’s located about 2 km from the Hotel.

Festivals

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FIB Benicassim

This festival dedicated to indie music and alternative culture is recognized throughout Europe. In addition to attending concerts of international groups, you can enjoy performances related to art, fashion, dance, etc. It takes place approximately 500 m. from the Hotel.

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Rototom de Benicàssim

Rototom Sunsplash was born in 1994 as a meeting of the Italian reggae community and, since then, it has grown until it has become the largest reggae event in Europe. Its original formula mixes music, fun and points of meeting, information and thought for 7 consecutive days. There are also many other activities as well as the concerts and performances. It takes place just 800 yds. from the hotel.

Tourist attractions:

  • Aquarama: 750 m
  • Beni Karts Karting Circuit: 6 km.
  • Custom Harley International Meeting: 500 m.
  • Francisco Tarrega International Guitar Contest: 2.5 km.
  • Puerto Azahar: 8 km.
  • Grao de Castellon: 13 km.