Villa Azahar in Benicassim

Workation • Lifestyle

Welcome to Villa Azahar in Benicàssim

Wake up and watch the sunrise by the sea. Work with a view of the mountains. Spend the afternoon at the beach or on a hiking trail. And enjoy a sundowner on the balcony or in the tascas of Benicàssim. This is la vida at Villa Azahar! We’re delighted that you’re here to enjoy it for a few days 🙂

Welcome to our Villa Azahar! Thank you for being our guests. We invite you to relax and enjoy your holiday. Azahar comes from the Arabic and means orange blossom. Our little „villa“ is located on the Spanish orange blossom coast, in the lively holiday resort of Benicàssim to the north of Valencia. The Mediterranean Sea is 800 metres away and the nearest mountain tours start 3 km away. And the swimming pool for cooling off in between is located directly behind the building.

82 m² Good Vibes Only

We completely renovated our flat in 2023. We combine Mediterranean flair with regional materials. You can leave your trolleys on the shelf at the entrance, where we have integrated two compartments for luggage and space for jackets, shoes and keys.

The kitchen is equipped with high-quality appliances. The espresso machine prepares your Spanish cortado in the morning in no time.

In the living room you will find fresh towels and bed linen. Note: We use the sideboard for our belongings, as well as a chest of drawers on the balcony and a compartment in the kitchen. Everything else has been cleared for you or is free for you to use.

The bedroom is suitable for two people. The built-in wardrobe offers storage space. Shampoo and shower gel are available in the bathroom.

The balcony is the „centrepiece“ of the flat. A hanging sofa in our sundowner lounge (max. 150 kg total weight, use at your own risk) invites you to relax and feel good. Enjoy a cosy evening with a far-reaching view. You can open or close the glazing completely to let in the sea breeze or keep out the wind. Just as you like it.

Villa Azahar at a glance

Apartment

82 m² flat with open-plan kitchen, cosy living area and large balcony with sundowner lounge and dining area. Bedroom for two people. Second room with single bed and desk.

Beach

800 metres to the long sandy beach of Benicàssim with beautiful beach bars, promenade for strolling, beach volleyball and water sports facilities.

Mountains

A variety of hiking trails in the nearby Desierto de las Palmas National Park. Accessible by car, car parks available, or by bike partly via cycle paths.

Important information at the start of your visit

  • Internet: You will find the code on a magnet at the fridge.
  • Worktops in the kitchen: We chose high-quality, white surfaces – but they have one disadvantage: You can’t put hot pots on them! That’s why we have a grey stone plate next to the hob, on which you can also „temporarily store“ hot pots.
  • The hot water can be switched on in the small room next to the kitchen: There is an orange gas cylinder to the right of the washing machine in the cupboard – flip the lever to ON. Also turn the switch on the instantaneous water heater (hanging above the cupboard on the right) to ON. It is better for the appliances if you switch OFF after use, both the gas cylinder and the instantaneous water heater. Thank you very much for this!
  • When showering, please place a towel on the floor on the open side.
  • Bed linen and towels: These can be found in the highboard to the left of the sofa.
  • Ventilation: There is always a bit of a breeze this close to the sea =) If you ventilate, please use the door stoppers on the wooden doors of the rooms.
  • Hanging sofa: Please note the maximum total weight of 150 kg. Use at your own risk.
We had a great two weeks in the Villa Azahar. The highlight is definitely the huge balcony with a far-reaching view! The internet is super fast and the kitchen is fully equipped. The sea is only a few hundred metres away and the pool is also a great place to spend time. We will definitely be back!
Florian from Berlin

Your way to the pool and garage

Swimming pool in the garden

The complex’s swimming pool is located behind the building. You need a key for this, which is on the key ring. The pool is large and very well maintained. You can also relax here under old trees and lie on the grass. Chairs may not be placed on the grass.

Garage for car and bikes

You can park your car safely in the private car park. Bicycles can also be parked here. Please note: the car park is not very wide! For SUVs and other large cars it will be tight. There are more parking spaces next to the building (before entering the garage on the right).

Restaurants and bars in Benicàssim

When you leave the complex, you will find supermarkets and restaurants in the immediate vicinity. The centre of Benicàssim is a pleasant 30-minute walk away. There you will find typical Spanish tapas bars and pure Mediterranean life!

We recommend the restaurants and bars Playa Chica, Botavara and La Terracita (booking often necessary). The pizzeria L’Etrusquino is also a good insider tip. In the Tascas, the bar street in the old town of Benicàssim, you can basically go almost anywhere to have tapas.

Classico

Casa Teresa in the centre of Castellón is an absolute insider tip. Only locals know this traditional restaurant. Unfortunately, you can’t sit outside and it’s not cheap either. But it’s worth it because it’s brutally delicious! Classic Spanish cuisine, perfectly prepared. Address: Carrer de Lope de Vega, 4.

Paella

The locals‘ favourite paella is served directly opposite our Villa Azahar: La Terracita (the name of the restaurant at Tauro campsite) has a great lunch offer. The 3-course menu including a drink and coffee currently costs 24 euros. If you don’t like paella, choose 4 starters instead (2 people or more) and pay 20 euros for the menu.

Pizza

Pizza is often such a „quick and dirty“ dish. At Pizzeria L’Etrusquino, however, pizza is somehow creative. The base is available in different versions, we love the one with activated charcoal (carbón activado). Try the Nutella pizza for dessert! Sounds strange, but tastes amazing! Address: Av. Ferrandis Salvador, 308, 12560 Benicàssim.

The neighbourhood of Villa Azahar

– Beach 10 minutes walk

– Mountains 40 minutes walk

– Benicàssim town centre 30 minutes walk

– Consum supermarket 8 minutes walk to the north

– Playa Chica, Botavara and La Terracita restaurants nearby

– Pharmacy 10 minutes walk

– Bus stop to Castellón and Benicàssim in front of the building

– Avanza bus stop to Madrid 8 minutes walk

– Aquarama 20 minutes walk

Workation and home office by the sea

The small bedroom can be used as a study and office. We ourselves are often working remote at Villa Azahar. Here you can work with a marvellous view of the mountains and without direct backlighting. The internet is fast and reliable (300 Mbit/s). It is also possible to work in pairs at Villa Azahar. One of us works in the study and the other in the spacious living room. Tip: If you lower the blinds a little on the balcony, this will be your new favourite place to work =)

Recomendations in Benicàssim

Tascas Benicàssim

Benicàssim has this Mediterranean atmosphere to it. From Thursday to Saturday, people meet in the tascas. Stand in the alleyways of the old town between bars and more bars. Enjoy tapas with your beer or wine. Here you will find the most beautiful route from Villa Azahar to the Tascas.

Hiking trails

The national park Desierto de las Palmas directly behind Benicàssim offers beautiful hikes. Here you will find the starting point of our favourite tour as well as the tour description of Monte Bartolo.

Rent a bibycle

In Benicàssim, there is a bike hire service called Uji Bike. You will find it in the main road close to Mercadona. We can’t guarantee whether they speak English. But it is worth a try as you can definitely get around the area very well by bike.

Hiking the Ruta Verde

Nice hiking trail on the flat from Benicàssim to Oropesa along the wild and natural coast. From Villa Azahar to the end of the trail it is a 10 km hike. Alternatively, you can go by car to the Hotel Voramar and start walking from there. It is 5 km one way.

Castellón de la Plana

Capital of the province with a beautiful centre: visit the Mercado Central, Catedral and Fadrí. Good shopping opportunities in the city. At the Mercado Central you can buy fresh vegetables and fish.

Peñíscola

Highlight on the Costa del Azahar with castle, cafés and beautiful beach. It is quite popular and usually quite crowded in high season. Especially beautiful at sunset.