On the doorstep of the Gran Hotel Las Fuentes**** you can enjoy a wide variety of cultural and outdoor activities, including water sports, riding and hiking.
There are several recommended walks that can be started from the hotel:
- On the doorstep of our hotel, 10 meters beyond our door to be precise, you will find the Las Fuentes Beach. This beach is ideal for families with children as it has fine and soft sand. The water here is calm and not very deep, ensuring that the whole family can bath safely.
- Down from the hotel’s swimming pools you can walk to the sea promenade turning left. There you will find a 1.5 km walk up to the lighthouse. It is here where the nature reserve La Sierra de Irta begins, whose rambling seaside paths will take you all the way to Peñíscola, via several idyllic coves.
- Turning right from the sea promenade, you will find another 1.5km walk up to the town, passing more beaches (Alcossebre has more than 10 km of beaches), a multitude of shops, ice-cream bars and stalls. There is a wooden gangplank parallel to the sea that connects the main beaches of the village. It is a pleasant seaside walk that passes by the Las Fuentes Port.
- You can also walk up to the Sanctuary of St Lucia, an approximately 5 km walk. This sanctuary is 312 metres above sea level and was built at the turn of the 17th century. Its Valencian baroque style is highlighted by the backdrop of the Columbretes Islands, the Prat de Cabanes-Torreblanca, the Las Palmas Desert and Torrenostra.
- The settlement Cap i Corb is 7 km away, home to the Capicorb Tower, a 15th century building that used to be one of the watchtowers for the Xivert Castle. It is currently privately owned and very little of its original structure has been preserved. Near the tower, the ancient ruins of the village Renquet can be seen, including its old customs house, Cabo del Cuervo, which has been turned into a disco.
- Alcala de Chivert is 8km away. Of particular note is the impressive St John the Baptist Church, the parish museum and the belfry (one of the highest in the province of Valencia), built in the 18th century.
- From Alcala de Chivert you can follow the road up to the ruins of the Alcala de Chivert Castle, which was built in Sierra de Irta in the 12th century. This castle originally belonged to the Moors, but was later occupied by the Templars. It is believed that the Moors signed the letter of surrender here in 1234. In the 17th century, after the expulsion of the Moors, the site was abandoned. It is currently undergoing restoration.
- On the way to the castle, you pass the Sanctuary of Calvario, another example of the Valencian baroque style. Outside there is area with benches and tables shaded by pines, ideal for picnics. Also there is a viewpoint overlooking the Sierra de Irta and Xivert Castle.
If you need more information please visit: www.alcossebre.org or ask our reception staff.
The coast of Castellón is a superb area to take part in a wide variety of water sports including sailing, windsurfing, fishing and scuba diving. The interior of the province also offers a wide range of possibilities for sporting and adventure activities such as rambling, climbing, paragliding, rafting, riding, mountain biking, speleology and orientation.
Castellón has a large network of paths that bring visitors closer to nature leading them to places that can only be accessed by foot. The paths allow the traveller to enjoy walking at the same time as passing by awe-inspiring places, where forests, Mediterranean landscapes and rough mountains come together in their splendour. But don’t worry, you will always find pure sources of fresh water where to satisfy your thirst along the way!
One of the most interesting areas to take part in these activities is the Sierra de Irta, partly due to its closeness to the Gran Hotel Las Fuentes. Click below to download the pdf of hiking routes.
- Blue Flag beaches
- Natural Park Serra d´Irta