Very near to Valencia you can find a small harbour village called Port Saplaya. It’s often called ‘Little Venice’, because of the coloured buildings, small boats and picturesque harbour. This is a good place to visit if you like a calm but beautiful environment. Good to know: from the centre of Valencia it’s is only 40 minutes by bike to Port Saplaya!
Port Saplaya is a neighbourhood that belongs to Alboraya. It’s not a large city but definitely worth a visit. A lot of activities are offered in this village, mostly during summer, like an outside cinema and surf classes. Are you staying in Valencia and curious to this coastal city? From Patacona beach you can walk to Port Saplaya in only 35 minutes! You rather go there by bike? Rent a bike and cycle from Ruzafa all the way to Little Venice.
Take a swim!
Port Saplaya has two different beaches that are separated by the entrance of the harbour. Those two beaches are Puerto Saplaya Sur and Puerto Saplaya Norte. Both beaches are accessible for visitors.
Don’t you like to swim in the sea but do you want to cool down during the warm days? Port Saplaya offers a swimming pool right next to the beach and it’s called Pool Beach Port Saplaya. This is a beach club that offers more than only the 25 meters long swimming pool. There are multi-sport courts, aqua gym classes, a solarium and a terrace with a bar and restaurant. Enough to make your stay in Port Saplaya really comfortable!
Learn how to sail
Luckily for the sea lovers Port Saplaya has its own sailing school. The school is called Port Saplaya Nautical Club and offers sailing classes. You don’t like sailing? They also rent out kayaks!
Port Saplaya is a great place for photographers! If you love to take photos, read our article about the best photography spots in and around Valencia.
For the foodies
Where to find the best places to eat is something everyone wants to know when visiting a new place. Therefore some nice restaurants of Port Saplaya are written down here. Qué aproveche!
Bistrot Port Saplaya
At the boulevard you’ll find Bistrot Port Saplaya. If you want to go back to the American sixties you definitely have to visit this restaurant! It’s the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. When you just want to enjoy a coffee or a delicious cocktail with sea view this place will also fit your needs.
Paseo de Lluis Saiz Díaz Regatista
46120 Port Saplaya, Alboraya
In the harbour you can find the pink coloured restaurant Mauricio’s Beach. It is the perfect place for traditional Spanish food like paella. They also serve Italian and Lebanese food so there will definitely be something you like!
Calle Union 12 Bajo 4
46120 Port Saplaya, Alboraya
Monday until Sunday from 7.30 – 23.00h
You don’t want to leave this cute little town? It’s also possible to stay for the night! We listed our favourite apartments in Port Saplaya.
Travel Habitat Casa
- From €112
- Beautiful view over the harbour of Port Saplaya
- A large terrace
The apartment Travel Habitat Casa in the harbour of Port Saplaya is a perfect place if you want to stay in this little town. It has a large terrace with a beautiful view over the harbour and it’s close to the beach and other facilities that this town offers. You can sleep in this apartment with a maximum of six persons.
Primera Linea de Playa
- Starting from €80 per night
- Sea view
- Swimming pool
The cosy apartments of Primera Linea de Playa make you feel at home immediately. A holiday feeling is guaranteed when you see the swimming pool and the balcony with sea view!
Mirant el Mar
- From €175 per night
- Perfect for families or bigger groups. You can sleep in this apartment with a maximum of six persons.
- Large apartment close to harbour and beach
This apartment has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. It also offers a terrace and swimming pool. Good to know: Mirant el Mar is child friendly!
Would you like to visit another beautiful village close to Valencia? Rent a car and go to Jávea, where you can enjoy nice restaurants, viewpoints, beaches and more.