Alcossebre is a lovely village in Castellon, where the surrounding hills almost come down to meet the water's edge. However, the five beaches strung out along this part of the coast, make this a great destination for nature lovers, water lovers and sun worshippers alike. With a peaceful and relaxed approach to life, this is a place to get away from urban life and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Set along the coast of the Valencia region of Spain, the climate in Alcossebre is Mediterranean, and has a long holiday season. Your hotel in Alcossebre will be the perfect base from which to practise scuba diving, sailing and fishing, and at about 49km off shore there are a group of tiny volcanic islands known as the 'Columbretes Isles'. As they are all designated nature reserves, they are great places to study and learn about nature whilst getting a tan. For contrast, 'The Sierra De Irta Mountains', set just behind Alcossebre are criss crossed with hiking trails and footpaths and just as lovely and wild to explore. There are also some great wetlands to see and some sand dunes between the beaches of El Carregador and La Romana that are ideal for a peaceful day with a picnic and a book. With a great, local mixed gastronomy evolved from the sea and fertile hills, Alcossebre is definitely a place to enjoy all that's good about life.

With such a relaxed attitude to life here, there is also a laid back style to accommodation and a wide range of hotels in Alcossebre. Hotels range from big resort, three to five star hotels on the coast. With great, often buffet style catering, large pools, lots of sports and spa amenities on the coast, they make great bases to explore from. There are also small guest house style hotels, and apart-hotels, where a free and easy approach works well with the area, and there is space for cars, which because of the distances, prove useful to hire in this destination. Or perhaps, if you're in a group, rent a villa with a pool of garden, great for long evenings al fresco around a barbecue.