La Llosa is a coastal town located in a strategic position between the two provincial capitals of Valencia and Castellón. The municipality borders the towns of Vall d’Uixó, Xilxes and Almenara.
La Llosa is also home to the village of Casablanca, which stands on the shores of the Mediterranean.
It enjoys good motorway access, particularly the A-7 and N-340, and also has its own train station.
Natural spot of El Carcau, Font del Carcau and Font Redona
The Font del Carcau is an underground water source located in the natural spot of the same name.
Remains of an old water mill can be found next to it. The Paraje del Carcau natural spot is also home to La Fonteta monument. The date of its construction remains unknown, but evidence has unearthed that it was once used as watering place and later as a washhouse.
It has children’s play areas, cooking stations and various picnic tables.
The Font Redona – also known as the Font de La Llosa – is a natural spring that is a symbol of the town. It was used to water part of La Llosa’s orchard and that of the neighbouring town of Xilxes.
Els Pouets is a recently refurbished natural spring located in the middle of the orchard that extends between the towns of La Llosa and Xilxes. The spring is easily reached from the Font Redona along a trail lined with orange trees.
La Marjal Wetland
La Marjal is a wetland area located between the town and the sea. It is home to rich vegetation – typical of wetlands – and various aquatic birds. The area’s marshes are the remains of an ancient coastal lagoon.
It boasts an astonishing natural diversity and serves as refuge for various migratory birds which, as they pass through the town, become the protagonists of these flooded stretches of land.
A stroll through the Marjal de La Llosa (also known as La Marina de La Llosa) leaves you with the sensation that you are at one with nature; a feeling that everyone needs once in a while. This open stretch of land, set next to the beautiful unspoiled beach, is one of the town’s main attractions.
El Salvador Parish Church
This church in La Llosa dates back to the 17th century. It possesses characteristics of the Gothic and Baroque styles, with a ribbed vault and semi-circular arches.
La Llosa Beach
This unspoiled beach has an accessible wooden promenade which runs along the length of the beach, crossing the La Gola canal via an illuminated bridge. The La Llosa beach is located 3.5 km from the town centre, lying alongside the La Marjal wetland. This exposed beach is divided into a sandy part that is connected to another gravelly, pebbly part. It is perfect for getting away from the crowds, disconnecting from your day-to-day stresses and trying your hand at different beach sports.
La Llosa has an airfield next to the coast, with runways that are operational all year-round thanks to the area’s favourable climatic conditions.
The airfield has its own flying school, and private flights can be booked if you’re looking to enjoy the amazing views of the wetland and surrounding areas.
Birdwatching La Llosa
The lagoons and marshes, as well as the horticultural crops, rice fields and water melon groves of La Llosa are humid areas of great value and biodiversity. They are shelters for resident and nesting waterfowl that spend their breeding period here in the spring and summer months. Its proximity to the coast is also a key point for migratory birds, which rest here before or after crossing the Mediterranean on their long journeys between Africa and Europe.