It has a population of over 5,000,000 inhabitants, and boasts an age-old culture which includes the celebration of numerous popular fiestas in all its towns and villages; there are major tourist resorts along its coastline, and it has several large cities –foremost of which is Valencia– with a full range of services, as well as sleepy villages in the interior.
From north to south, the Region of Valencia comprises the provinces of Castellón, Valencia and Alicante. These are known and promoted in the tourist industry by their four larger designations: Costa Blanca, Benidorm, València Terra i Mar and Castellón Costa Azahar.
The main ingredients in this region’s cuisine are rice and citrus fruits. World famous paella comes from Valencia, which is also known for it´s delicious oranges and other citrus fruits. All types of seafood and shellfish can be enjoyed. Also delicious cured meats, sausages and other pork derivatives that come from the interior.