Port Sa Playa is a small port town north of Valencia, just 3km from the end of Playa Patacona. It’s a very new town which was built in the 70s and 80s. It’s sometimes known as Valencia’s little Venice, and it’s easy to see why; it has a beautiful port area filled with boats and pretty colourful houses all around. So if you fancy a relaxing stroll, then head to Port Sa Playa, it’s so close to Valencia it would be rude not to!
How to get there
Catch bus 112 from Valencia straight out to Port Sa Playa. Depending where you get on, the bus takes 20-30 minutes and costs €1,45. The buses run every hour; check the timetable here.
If you own/rent a bicycle this could be a great option. For a scenic route you could cycle alongside Valencia’s beaches, Malvarosa and Patacona. The distance would be around 11km from the city centre.
What to do
The best thing to do when you get to Port Sa Playa is enjoy a leisurely stroll. You can walk along the beach and out to the pier to feel the nice sea breeze on your skin. Then make your way back and you will see the colourful houses lining the port.
The architecture is really interesting; it didn’t feel like a Spanish town to me. As it’s so new, the architecture is obviously very different to your typical Spanish town. There are loads of buildings with crenellations on top and arches on balconies. When I looked at some of the buildings, I felt like they would be the perfect setting for a Disney classic like Rapunzel. It’s an amazing feeling to experience such a unique place so close to the city.
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There are lots of bars and restaurants around, so make sure to take advantage of these to relax and take in the beautiful view, whilst pretending you’re in the real Venice. I haven’t been to Venice so I can’t compare but it was very peaceful (unlike what I’ve heard about Venice) and charming to wander round. Can you imagine living here? It seems like such a serene place to live.
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