It's time for a hen party in Valencia!
Famous for its absolutely fabulous climate, beautiful beaches and sparkling nightlife, Valencia is one of the most lively and vibrant cities in the whole of Spain. Situated near Ibiza, Valencia is lively all year round and has 10 miles of stunning beaches as well as great value nightlife, tasty fresh seafood and a rich cultural scene. What more could you possibly ask for!? When you book with GoHen, we'll take care of everything on your Valencia hen do and make sure that the trip goes without a hitch from start to finish.
Why: Reasons to celebrate in Valencia
If the city's striking beaches, sparkling nightlife and Space Age architecture isn't reason enough to take the girls away for a Valencia hen party, how about the fantastic range of daytime activities and the delicious cuisine on offer? From the people to the paella, there really are so many reasons to visit and your friends will love it. Spend the morning on a catamaran before enjoying a cocktail mixing session through the afternoon, then get the evening going with a tasty tapas tour. After that, your evening awaits with excellent bars and guestlist nightclubbing at the best clubs in the city.
Valencia's strong culture is another reason to visit - it's packed with museums, theatres, fairs and art galleries as well as great events and festivals all year round. In between visiting sights and cultural happenings you can wander to the beach and relax under the sun, plus all of this can be enjoyed in the gorgeous Mediterranean climate! You and the girls will have a fantastic, unforgettable time in Valencia and we'll be with you every step of the way to help organise the whole weekend.
Shop: Valencia shopping areas & recommendations
Valencia's a fantastic place to shop, mainly because it's so compact and is very easy to get around. You'll find the main shopping area around Calle Colon, including three huge branches of El Corte Ingles, the Spanish department store chain. It's a bustling, friendly street with all the main fashion brands such as Zara, as well as designer boutiques, cafes and restaurants. From Calle Colon you'll find even more shopping choice - take a stroll down Calle Jorge Juan and you'll see the Art Nouveau masterpiece Mercado Colon, which has been recently restored to perfection and is a fabulous place to have a coffee and do some shopping on your Valencia hen do. Another popular choice is Poeta Querrol, a chic street where you'll find some beautiful designer stores and at its centre, the beautiful gothic palace which is home to the National Ceramics Museum. Lastly make time to explore the Barrio del Carmen, a maze of streets with one-off boutiques and a huge range of quirky restaurants and bars.
Stay: Choosing your Valencia hen do accommodation
The Calle Colon area is close to all the main activities, restaurants and nightlife in the area, making it a central hub for any stay in the city. As well as being close to everything it's got a friendly atmosphere, and you'll find visitors and locals rubbing shoulders in the beautiful sunny surroundings, which is ideal. As such, we'd recommend this area as the main base for your stay. Fortunately we offer a group-pleasing selection of accommodation around this area to suit all needs and budgets. Whether you want to stay in one of our central 3 star hotels, our luxurious 4 star hotels or even in a city-centre apartment, we've got something to suit every group and you'll be well placed to enjoy your weekend to the full!
Party: Where Valencia hen parties head after dark
Valencia's party scene starts late in the evening, only getting into full swing around midnight and there are clubs and bars to cater to all tastes. The busiest nightlife scene is in the Barrio del Carmen district, particularly Calle Caballeros and the side streets going off from this. Other areas around this district which are popular with partygoers are Plaza Canovas and the area around the University but the easiest to get to by far is Barrio del Carmen. Here you'll find Irish bars mixing with traditional Spanish pubs and glitzy bars. To find the best bars in the city, we'll arrange for an English-speaking guide on to take you around the best venues, or you could even spend an evening session cocktail mixing before joining in the nightlife here! Whatever you decide to do, top it off with guestlist entry at one of Valencia's best nightclubs and you're onto a winner!
When: The best times to visit for a hen party in Valencia
Valencia has a range of festivals and events taking place all year round, from musical events to religious fiestas and sporting shows. One of the most popular is La Tomatina (AKA the Valencia Tomato Fight), which sees an attendance of around 44,000 people, who indulge in a mass fight where tomatoes are vigorously hurled at one another! The Feria de Julio, which takes place in July, is also well worth visiting and celebrates with nightly entertainment, including concerts and firework displays, or visit in summer for the Campus Party celebrating innovation and technology. On the 5th of January each year there's the La Cabalgata y La Noche de Reyes, when the streets of Valencia are filled with decorations to welcome the new year and the three Magis arrive on horses, or pay a visit in October for the Film Festival which celebrates with film showings and film-related activities. No matter when you visit for your hen do, there'll certainly be something going on somewhere to get the crowds gathering!