The first beautiful town that is worth a visit is Peñíscola, a coastal town in the Province of Castellón. With its impressive old town and the Papa Luna castle at the top of the town, it is an ideal place for a morning or afternoon stroll with the family. It`s a delight to get lost in its narrow white streets. The beach is always near, so bring your swimsuit!
Inland in the Castellón Province you should without a doubt pay a visit to Morella, chosen as one of the most beautiful towns of Spain. Morella is built on top of a hill, its impressive castle can be seen from afar.
If you travel with kids, make sure you don`t miss the Tiempo de Dinosaurios museum and find out which dinosaurs used to live in this area. You can also ascend the steep streets to the castle and enjoy fantastic views over the whole region.
In this list of beautiful small town close to Valencia, we must include Altea, one of the most stunning coastal towns in the Mediterranean region. Pick up a map from the local tourist office so you won`t miss any of the most emblematic (view)points. The white streets, the blue roofs of the church, the views over the Mediterranean Sea....Altea is a very fotogenic town!
Dénia is another beautiful town you cannot miss. We recommend you start your visit at the port and slowly make your way up the the castle. Denia is famous for its gastronomy, so make sure you plan a delicious lunch stop here.
5. Jávea (o Xàbia)
Last but not least, we recommend a visit to Jávea, a small beach town with a nice historic center and beautiful beaches.
Walking the pedestrian streets of the historic center allows us to discover its history through its monuments such as the Church of San Bartolomé, the Food Market or the Soler Blasco Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum.
In the Duanes de la Mar neighborhood, a visit to the Church of the Virgin of Loreto is essential, as well as strolling through the fishing port and attending a fish auction.