Variety is the key note in the coastline of Oropesa del mar, which is divided into two different areas by cape Oropesa. North of this cape, more than 2 km of sand and pebble with a rocky seabed, ideal to go diving and do spearfishing, give way to a bustling urban beach of fine sand which is equipped with all kinds of facilities. The cape harbours the wide beach of “La Concha” (The Shell) and makes it an ideal beach for windsurfing. Next to it, between an Iberian settlement and the Marina, lies a small cove which is a perfect natural solarium. The modern Marina has a sailing school and a diving club which arranges dives in the area and in the Columbretes islands.
To the south the coastline becomes rugged and the Oropesa mountain range meets the sea in a succession of cliffs which gradually decrease at the border with Benicassim giving way to quiet beaches like “Playetes de Bellver” and “Renegà”.
This is a bay-shaped beach sheltered from winds and currents because of its shape. La Concha has fine golden sand and it features designated areas for all kinds of activities available on the beach.
This is an open beach with a beautiful promenade. Furthermore there is an undeveloped area which is accessible by car. It is an ideal spot for water sports.
You will find this cove sheltered between the hill where Oropesa la Vella, the ancient Iberian settlement lies, and the modern Marina. This small cove of fine sands, calm shallow waters and low occupancy rate is great to wind down and read a good book. This semi-urban cove is 120 metres long and 50 metres wide on average.
A walk through the old town will allow visitors to discover corners where they will be reminded of medieval times, mixed with modern elements such as award-winning sculptures. Thus, you will be able to visit the medieval castle crowning the town where you will enjoy a privileged view of a great part of La Plana. From La Concha Promenade you can walk to the Marina, the starting point for the excursions to the Columbretes Islands natural reserve.
Oropesa’s cuisine combines seafood and the natural orchard products. The traditional Paella is the most popular rice dish, although rice can also be presented in succulent dishes such as “Arroz negro” black rice, “Arroz caldoso” rice soup or “Arroz al horno” baked rice. “Oropesinas”, sweets made with almonds; stand out among the local confectionery.