More than 200 sailing boats, motor boats, kayaks, surfboards, paddle boards and jet skis gathered together at Valencia marina, earlier this month, as the city celebrated its maritime heritage.
Óscar López, one of the organisers of the Valencia Marina Week event, said, "we succeeded in creating a new picture postcard image of Valencia, never before have so many boats been seen with their sails raised off the city beaches".
As well as amazing photo opportunities, visitors to the celebrations between 11 and 14 April were able to enjoy beginners' sailing and diving classes, boat trips, paddle surfing, jet skis, kayaking and a full-blown regatta on the water, as well as live music concerts, restaurants, bars and a boat show and market on the dry land of the marina.
Built to host the 32nd America's Cup, Valencia Marina is located next to Las Arenas beach, just north of the commercial port, where you can enjoy a wide range of leisure activities and boat excursions. Some of its more recent enhancements have included demolition of old buildings opening up the area for landscaped green spaces with gardens and walkways, integrating the marina with the city.
Results from the Valencia Marina Week photo competition will be announced by the end of the month and the dates for Valencia Marina Week 2020 will also be confirmed soon, sign up for our email newsletter to find out when they are released.
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