The city of Castellón de la Plana was built in the middle of the XIII century between the Mediterranean see and orchards of orange and lemon trees. In the beginning it was surrounded by a big wall but soon the population increased quickly and by the end of XVIII century the walls were demolished. Castellón is today an open and luminous city where you can find beautiful churches and buildings built during the XVIII century when its demographic and financial development had an important growth thanks to the trade of hemp.
The city keeps today its provincial charm and nobility with its lovable traditions, its legends closely transmitted generation after generation and even its family and mythology..
Castellón de la Plana today, with 170.000 inhabitants, is at the same time a city of today keeping its yesterday traditions and all its hopes for tomorrow.
On the 23d of June the beaches on Castelló shore get plenty of light during the most important feast: San Juan´s night. The beaches get plenty of bonfires lighted by the people to celebrate the summer solstice. There fireworks, balls, music and beasts of fire get together creating a magic atmosphere in the open air
The maritime neighborhood of Castellon is called El Grao. It is the seaport of the city and it is situated only 4 kms away from the center of the city. There you can find the fishing port as well as the yacht club..
From this poing you can hire excursions to one of the best places to dive in the Mediterranean see, the Islas Columbretes National Park as well as other routes to get to know our coast.
Getting around the city
Castellón de la Plana is an easy city to get around on foot and is of a comfortable size.
The city offers many historical and cultural elements yet is booming, modern and dynamic. However, if you do want to hop on a bus, there a number of bus routes running throughout the city and at regular times also. Moreover, a new mode of transport has been introduced which is called Ecologic Cas and it is a bus which runs through determined areas of the city’s historic centre powered by electricity. This new clever mode of transport decreases pollution, improves urban mobility and alleviates traffic problems
Getting to Championship By Air
Castellón de la Plana does not have its own airport operating but the three major airports are Valencia, Barcelona and Madrid.
Valencia and receive and offer an enormous number of national and international flights. From here, you can take a bus direct to Castellón de la Plana. Alternatively you can travel from Valencia via the train.
Barcelona is located 2 hours 40 minutes from Castellón de la Plana and Madrid is located 3 hours 40 minutes.
The organizers have arrange transfers from the differents airports to castellón, please contact with us :