One-Day Trip Ideas From Benicàssim, Spain

During our 7-week stay in the province of Castellón in Spain, we lived in Benicassim and we had a few ideas for one-day trips in the area. Check out the places and towns near Benicassim that we think are worth visiting and prepare yourself for the next trip.

Few facts about Benicassim

It’s a small town with a population of around 18.000 people, located 15 km from Castellón de la Plana, and 85 km from Valencia. Benicàssim is known for its nice weather, beautiful beaches, mountain areas, historic heritage, and surprisingly for various small and large-scale events.

Unfortunately, there isn’t much to do in Benicassim itself (except lying on the beach, swimming in the sea, collecting seashells, walking, doing sports, watching beautiful sunsets & sunrises, and eating & drinking in restaurants), but luckily there are lots of towns to visit nearby. So if have enough of sunbathing on one of Benicàssim beaches and you want to do something different we’re here to help you. In this post, we’ll show you some great one-day trip ideas from Benicàssim, Spain.

Platja Heliopolis, beautiful beach in Benicassim, Spain
Voramar beach in Benicassim, Spain
Platja Heliopolis, beautiful beach in Benicassim, Spain
One-Day Trip Ideas From Benicassim, Spain

One-day trip ideas from Benicassim

Via Verde del Mar

Via Verde del Mar is a fantastic option for outdoor leisure for people of all ages, and also for people with reduced mobility. By living in Benicassim, you won’t even need to get in a car to get to the beginning of this picturesque route. Rough seashore views, blue sea, sharp cliffs, hidden coves, pine woods, watchtowers… Via Verde has it all.

Learn more: Via Verde del Mar – scenic route from Benicàssim to Oropesa

Via Verde Del Mar – Scenic Route From Benicasssim To Oropesa, Spain
Trip Ideas From Benicassim - walk Via Verde Del Mar from Benicassim to Oropesa
What to do in Benicassim, Spain? Walk Via Verde del Mar Benicassim to Oropesa
Via Verde del Mar Benicassim - Kilometer 0

Desert de les Palmes Natural Park

Now we go to the mountains for a hike or a bike ride if you are into that. From the various viewpoints or even the highest peak (Bartolo, 729m), you can enjoy spectacular views of the coast. Desert de les Palmes is just 10 km away from the city.

Learn more: Things to do and see in Desert de Les Palmes Natural Park, Spain

Trip ideas from Benicàssim, Spain - visit Desert de les Palmes Natural Park
Things to do near Benicassim - visit Desert de les Palmes Natural Park
Church ruins in Desert de les Palmes Natural Park in Benicassim, Spain
Places to visit near Benicassim - Desert de les Palmes Natural Park

Castellón de la Plana

Only 15km from Benicàssim you will find Castellin de la Plana, the capital of the Castellon province. The city consists of three areas: the historic city center, harbor and modern neighborhoods. The Fadri, Cathedral of Santa María, Plaza Mayor, and Ribalta Park are the places you can’t miss there.

Street in Castellon de la Plana in Spain
One-day trip ideas from Benicassim - Castellon de la Plana
Trip ideas from Benicassim, Spain -Beach in Castellón de la Plana
Castellon de la Plana Port

Onda

Definitely a hidden gem on that list. It’s a historic village that holds an important monumental heritage and has a long tradition in the production of ceramics. Place number one to see there is Castle of Onda from the 10th century, known as the “castle of 300 towers”. After that just wander through the historic center and admire this charming little city. Onda is 35 km away from Benicàssim. You can go there after visiting Castellón as it is only 20 km further.

Trip ideas from Benicassim - Visit Onda
Trip ideas from Benicassim - Visit Onda
Onda near Benidorm - Shabby Streets leading to castle
Onda Castle in Onda, Benicassim, Spain
One-day trip ideas from Benicassim - Onda, Spain

Peñíscola

Peniscola can literally steal your heart and in 2013 it was named one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. No wonder! The town has a typical Mediterranean vibe: white houses, blue ornaments, cobblestone streets, terraces… It’s located 55 km from Benicassim but well worth the trip.

Learn more: One day in Peñíscola, Spain. What to see?

Trip ideas from Benicassim - Visit Peniscola, pueblo blanco in Spain
Trip idea from Benicassim in Spain - visit Peniscola
Peniscola - beautiful pueblo blanco in the province of Castellon, Spain
Shell House in Peniscola - beautiful pueblo blanco in the province of Castellon, Spain

Ares del Maestrat

It’s a small, charming village, situated on the elevation of 1195 m.a.s.l., which gives Ares the title of the second-highest town in the Valencian Community. A visit can definitely be combined with a trip to Morella as Ares del Maestrat is located about 85 km from Benicàssim.

Learn more: What to see in Ares Del Maestrat, Spain?

Ares del Maestrat - trip idea in the province of Castellon Benicassim
Visit Ares del Maestrat in the province of Castellon in Spain
Things to do near Benicassim, Spain - visit Ares del Maestrat

Morella

It’s a small medieval town, which in 2013 was voted one of the prettiest villages in Spain. Morella is wonderfully preserved, surrounded by medieval stone walls and an impressive castle at an altitude of over 1000 m above sea level. It looks just amazing, both from a distance and from the inside of the walls. Morella is located about 120 km from Benicàssim, 30km further from Ares del Maestrat.

Learn more: Best things to see in Morella, Spain

Things to do near Benicassim, Spain - visit spectacular Morella
Morella, province of Castellon, Spain
Streets of Morella town in province of Castellon, Spain
Things to do near Benicassim, Spain - visit Morella Castle

Summing Up One-day trip ideas from Benicassim Spain

That’s it, you’ve just checked all one-day trip ideas from Benicassim, Spain. Hope you’ll have an amazing time in Benicassim, and towns nearby. If you know some other places to recommend in that area let us know in the comments below.

Restaurants, accommodations, and map

Check out various recommended places below.

Benicassim one-day trips - Map of places

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