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Desert of the Palms Trek

If you want to enjoy the most incredible views of Benicassim, sign up for this fabulous trek through the Desert of the Palms. This is an experience you will never forget!

Desert of the Palms Trek

We will meet up at the scheduled time in the car park of the Carmelitas convent, where we begin our fantastic 2-mile trek through the desert of Les Palmas Natural Park. Get ready to encounter one of the most beautiful views of Benicassim!

First of all, we will go to the viewpoint of the hermitage of Carmen, from where you will enjoy an exceptional panoramic view of the area. On clear days you may even see the silhouette of the Columbretes, a group of small volcanic islands located off the coast of Castellón.

We will begin the ascent bordering the Porteria Vella, from where you will admire the reddish constructions that the monks erected. You will learn why they named this area the Desert of the Palms. Because of its vegetation, you will see that this place is full of palmitos, the only species of palm tree endemic to Europe. You will also see how this landscape is anything but desert. The Carmelitas order named these spaces when it was chosen as a spiritual retreat.

We will continue by climbing up to the famous Bartolo, which at over 2300 feet, is the highest point in the park. Once there, we will come across the hermitage of San Miguel and, of course, enjoy delightful views of the bay of Benicassim and its surroundings.

Finally, we will start the descent back to the original starting point where out brilliant hike through the Desert of the Palms concludes after two and a half hours.

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Price

Adults Children from 8 to 12 years old Children under 8 years old
Tour in English
US$ 17.90
US$ 8.30
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 17.90
  • Children from 8 to 12 years old

    US$ 8.30
  • Children under 8 years old

    Free

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Duration

2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

English speaking guide.

Photo souvenir.

When to book?

You can book up until the previous day (5:30 pm) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility or pushchairs/strollers.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 17.90
No hidden fees or surcharges

Cancellations

If you cancel 48 hours before the activity starts, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Aparcamiento del convento de las Carmelitas.