Friday was the first day after the official end of the Las Fallas Festival. We needed something peaceful and easy going after a solid week of late nights, loud noises and huge crowds so we decided to hop the bus and head to the nearby beach.
I forget sometimes what a beach with clear blue water and light colored sand looks like. Valencia is right on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and it is a magnificent beach.
We just spent the day walking along the paseo from one end to the other. We came across this cool fountain which we’d seen pictures of previously
The beach was not overly crowded, but there were a number of people out. Some were walking like we were, others were sunning themselves on the beach or fishing. Some were running and launching themselves into the air
Around 2 pm we headed to an area on the beach that was lined with upscale restaurants and took a seat on the patio to enjoy some sangria and world famous Valencian paella.
Everyone we knew who has been to Valencia said the paella was fantastic, and they were right. It was a tasty tasty meal!
After a bit more walking we headed back to the bus stop and made our way back to the hotel.
It was a great day!