How to Spend a Great Summer in the Valencian Community

Summer is here and the Valencian Community is the best place to enjoy it. In addition to the sun and beach that characterize this place so much, the options to have a great summer are very assorted and suited for all tastes. During this season, you can also enjoy the swimming pool, festivals and Summer Cinema.

A summer of Beach and Sun

The Valencian Community is one of the most tourist regions in Spain. Its geography is divided into inland and coast, offering a fascinating duality of sea and mountains to all visitors. One of the greatest tourist treasures of this territory are its beaches, so lovers of this type of tourism can travel the Valencian coast and bathe and relax in the Costa Blanca (Alicante), the Coast of Valencia and the Costa Azahar (Castellón), thus enjoying the essence of the Mediterranean.

A summer of natural pools

In addition to taking a dip in the different municipal pools, in the Valencian Community it is also possible to bathe in natural pools surrounded by an idyllic environment full of nature. In Valencia, there are the Azud (Tuéjar), the Gorgo de la escalera (Anna), the spot of the river Senent (Bolbaite), Los Charcos (Quesa), the Charco of the Growler (Sot de Chera), the Pou Clar (Ontinyent) and the Playa Fluvial (Bugarra).

On the other hand, in Castellón is the Salto de la Novia (Navajas) and the Fuente de los Baños (Montanejos) while in Alicante is the Fuentes de l’Algar (Callosa d’en Sarrià). These are the best-known natural pools, although there are many more in different corners of the territory.

A summer of Festivals

Rock, pop, indie reggae, electronics … one more year, the Valencian Community will sing and dance to the rhythm of these styles during the summer. July is the month of festivals par excellence in this territory, so music lovers will enjoy the sixth edition of the Marenostrum Xperience (12 and 13 July) at The South Marina of Valencia, the Reggeaton Beach Festival (July 13) in Benidorm and the International Festival of Benicassim (18-21 July). They can also enjoy the Pirate Rock Festival (from 18 to 20 July) in Gandía, the Iboga Summer Festival (from 24 to 28 July) in Tavernes of the Valldigna, the Low Festival (26 to 28 July) in Benidorm and the Arenal Sound (from 30 July to 4 August) in Burriana.

On the other hand, August is not lagging either. Villena will host the Rock Legends (7th-10th August) and the Rabolagartija (from 15 to 17 August), while Cullera will host the sixth edition of the Medusa Sunbeach Festival (from 7 to 12 August). Benicàssim will host the famous Rototom Sunsplash (from 16 to 22 August) and, finally, Tavernes De La Valldigna will be the chosen place for the celebration of the Mediterranean Festival (23 and 24 August).

A summer of Cinema

The arrival of good weather is conducive to enjoying the seventh art. The Valencian Community has several outdoor Drive-Ins and summer cinemas to attend during the summer months.

There are three most outstanding summer drive-ins in the Valencian territory. Two are in the province of Alicante, and the third in the province of Valencia. On the Pinedo-Saler road is the Autocine Star, which has been open since 1981. Its proximity to the Pinedo beach is an incentive for the visitor, who can enjoy a pleasant temperature and can watch two films for the price of one.

In Dénia is the Autocine Drive In, the first to open its doors in Spain, back in 1979. This drive-in boasts to be the largest high definition digital screen in southern Europe (200 square meters). It is also very close to the coast and the sea breeze accompanies the screening of the films. In the town of Mutxamel, there is the Autocine El Sur, which has the peculiarity that it opens every weekend of the year.

The summer terraces and cinemas are plentiful in Valencia. Two of the most outstanding are Lumière (Alboraya) and Flumen, but there is also the Filmoteca d’Estiu Valenciana. In Alicante there are two summer cinemas that stand out over the rest. On one side is the Cine Costa, on the beach of San Juan, and on the other is La Esperanza, in San Vicent del Raspeig.

The city of Castellon has the habit of enabling the Gurugú Beach every summer as a large outdoor cinema. In the months of July and August, the Town Hall projects films intended for all audiences.

These are some plans offered by the Valencian Community to spend a great summer, cool off, dance and relax. However, it should be noted that the summer period in this territory can become very hot, so it is recommended to protect yourself from the sun and to hydrate constantly.