Valencia: healthy, sustainable and safe
Never before have the terms health, safety and sustainability taken on so much importance. Tourists no longer look for prices or fashion but a holiday destination where they can feel safe, part of the local community and responsible to the destination they are visiting. And all of this can be found in Valencia.
The healthiest city in the world
Because of its hours of light, long life expectancy, low pollution rates and limited obesity levels, Valencia has been named the healthiest city to live in the entire world. This was the conclusion reached in a study conducted by the British financial comparison service Money, which highlighted the city’s ideal climate, the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet and the relaxed Valencian lifestyle.
Valencia has committed to being a zero-environmental impact from tourism city by 2025. But in order to get better, you first have to measure. So that is what Valencia did: calculate the carbon footprint of its tourist activity and certify it, becoming the first tourist destination in the world to do so. After that, it undertook another pioneering project: putting smart labels in place to provide the real-time carbon footprint of certain tourist attractions in order to identify actions to reduce and offset it in the near future.
The best city in the world to live in
Almost 20 kilometers of beach, more than 2 million square meters of gardens, affordable mass transit and quality health care are some of the factors that make Valencia the best city in the world to live in, according to the InterNations ranking, the largest community of expats. The city already held this top position in 2020, and this year it again leads the list and the quality-of-life category.
Rounding out the top ten, in order, are Dubai, Mexico City, Lisbon, Madrid, Bangkok, Basel, Melbourne, Abu Dhabi and Singapore. And a total of 50 cities around the world