February, a few sun rays, fine sand rubbing our feet and a beach that seemed to exist only for us.
The last day we spent in Valencia, we chose to go to the coast, listen to the waves the sea produced and walk barefoot on the beach. We left home in the morning around 9’o clock and took the bus, which left us in the historic city centre; from there we took bus 31 to Playa Malvarrosa.
Getting from the city centre to the sea
A handful of buses depart from the city centre to the coast: 1, 2, 19, 31, 32, 2 and also the subways 5 and 6. Generally, Valencia has a very well-thought-out public transport system that you can use to get anywhere you want in a reasonable amount of time.
If you’re only in town for a few days and won’t use the public transport that often, you can buy a ticket directly from the driver, it costs two Euros. You can also buy a Tourist Card for 24, 48 or 72 hours, which not only gives you unlimited uses in the whole public transport system, but you also benefit from discounts in museums, restaurants and some shops.
The Tourist Card costs 15, 20 or 25 Euro — . You can find the Tourist Card at a Tourist Info, the airport or in the area around the port. In the historic city centre, there are four Tourist Information Offices:
1. Plaza de la Reina
2. Plaza del Ayuntamiento
3. Train station Joaquin Sorolla
4. Calle de la Paz
Find more Tourist Information Offices here on the official Valencia Tourism Site.
A beautiful beach in February
After we arrived at the most well-known beach in Valencia, we took our shoes off and enjoyed the fine golden sand. Even though it was February, the sun decided to come out and warm us with its warm rays. We walked along the nearly empty beach, meeting a few locals and tourists along the way — some of them walking their dog, others jogging along the coast.
Out walk took us to Playa de la Patacona (in Alboraya), where we photographed the scenery and enjoyed the quiet moment. We noticed that we met fewer and fewer people on our journey; and the beach was getting narrower with every step we took — by that time, we had travelled a few kilometres. It was time to had back; the sun had been behind the clouds for quite some time and the wind decided to make its presence felt.