A Day at Malvarrosa Beach (Valencia)

Publishing date 20/11/2017

Malvarrosa beach is one of the most emblematic places in Valencia. Its name sounds like literature, film, endless sunny days, history, and paella. The area offers a good number of activities and plans, becoming a much-loved city corner.
A Day at Malvarrosa Beach (Valencia)

It has been known since 1848 when a gardener named it because of the significant number of hollyhocks spreading around which impregnated the area with their distinctive citrus scent.

Fame came from the hand of the bourgeoisie when relevant personalities decided to spend countless weekends and holidays there. Among them was Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, whose house has been converted into a museum.

Malvarrosa is a favourite place to sunbathe and cool off during summer. The rest of the year is an essential meeting point for Valencians and visitors.

A full day

La Malvarrosa is the most famous urban beach in the city. You will always find a lively atmosphere concentrated on the Paseo Marítimo, whose construction began in 1980 and houses a good number of restaurants, hotels, and coffee shops.

Its fine and golden sands welcome every year endless activities and festivals. It is adapted for people with reduced mobility and has all kinds of services. It is close to the city centre so that it can be reached by tram, on foot, by bicycle, and by bus. Forget the car to come to La Malvarrosa! 

Discover how to enjoy a day at the beach in Malvarrosa so you can make the most of your next trip to the Valencian capital. Start the morning with a tasty lunch in one of its favourite bars, a practice that is traditionally known as L'Esmorzaret. Then, walk along the pleasant promenade of more than two kilometres in length. Discover the granite plates inside which the names of national and international actors related to the film festival La Mostra de Valencia are engraved.

Culture and gastronomy

Dare to take a boat trip or practice some water sports at the Sailing School. In the Marina de Valencia you can enjoy a wide range of activities and water sports such as kayaking, surfing, and diving throughout the year.

Afterwards, it is essential to taste some exquisite typical dishes of the Valencian gastronomy in one of the numerous restaurants on the promenade, among which the centenarian La Pepica or La Marcelina stand out. Let yourself be seduced by an authentic paella, by an Arroz Malvarrosa and try the local tellinas or clochinas.

The beach is the ideal place to have a well-deserved rest, take the opportunity to observe the sand artists that usually make up ephemeral works using the fine sand of Malvarrosa.

Visit Casa Museo de Vicente Blasco Ibáñez and look for the emblematic water boat. The best ending to your day at La Malvarrosa? Sit down to taste the Agua de Valencia while you watch the incredible Valencian sunset.

If you decide to visit Valencia, you cannot stop touring this lively and loved corner that will make you fall in love with the city.

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