Port of Valencia: leisure, culture and sports on a balcony by the sea

You could say that the Port of Valencia has two sides. A functional one, with cargo and cruise ships coming and going.  

And the one known as the Marina de Valencia, which has become one of the favorite places for locals and visitors due to its versatility: you can eat a gourmet meal or go paddle boarding.  

That's why the port of Valencia has become a must-see in the city. It's also integrated into the city proper, meaning it's easy to get to by public transportation or on your own.  Are you coming? 

  • How to get to the Port of Valencia  

  • Find out what to see near the port  

  • Get info on the most fun water activities at the Marina  

  • Take note of things to do in the Marina: restaurants, bars and nightclubs  


How to get to the Port of Valencia 

If you're driving, at the end of Avenida del Puerto, to the left of the Clock Building - you will recognize it right away - follow the directions. You can't miss it. 

If you need to park in the Port of Valencia, there are three clearly marked parking lots: one inside the Veles e Vents building, another in the Marina Norte area - opposite the Panorama Restaurant - and another in Tinglados 4 and 5.  

But if you want to keep it simple, it's best to come here by public transportation, since the port is very well connected. 

You can take metro lines L5, L6, L7 and L8. Or buses 4, 19, 92 and 93. You also can (and should) go by bike, since Valencia is very flat. There is a 9-km bike lane and the route from downtown is very simple. 

And if you want to walk, it's only about 5 kilometers from the center: an hour at normal speed along flat streets.  

In any case, here is the address of the Port of Valencia, so you don't get lost:  

  • Carrer del Moll de la Duana, s/n, 46024 Valencia. 

Now that you know how to get here, let's discuss some plans.  

Marina de València


What to see near the Port of Valencia 

The Marina de Valencia is located in the city's old commercial port, thanks to which it offers a very appealing mix of history and innovation. 

On the one hand, you can enjoy the neoclassical Clock Building or the civil Gothic style of the Reales Atarazanas del Grao. And on the other, there are avant-garde buildings such as Veles e Vents, an imposing steel and glass construction by architects David Chipperfield and Fermín Vázquez. This building has become the beating heart of an area where culture, education and entrepreneurship converge.  If it sounds special, it's because it is.  

Veles e Vents is a multifunctional space in which rooms with diverse cultural events coexist with foodie offerings such as La Marítima, the Malabar beer bar and the La Sucursal restaurant. And the area around Veles e Vents is full of hotels and other restaurants and bars of all kinds.  

Marina de Valencia


Close by there are also water activities operators and sports clubs.  

At the same time, an ecosystem has sprung up near the Port of Valencia that is divided between training companies and innovative projects that are growing in terms of their international renown. We are talking about Marina de Empresas, created by Lanzadera and Angels. Joining all this soon will be a technology hub and biotechnology center.  

Now that you know everything there is to see near the Port of Valencia, let's swing into action.  


Water activities in the Marina 

The water activities in the Marina de Valencia have become an essential part of a city that lives by the sea. One of our favorites is the baptism by paddle boarding. And it's not surprising, because it's a sport for everyone, including people with disabilities. In fact, there are companies in the Port of Valencia that cater to this specific group.  

If you want to go further and try something a little more challenging, you can take a windsurfing class. And for groups, the queen of nautical activities in terms of fun and laughs are the banana boat and the Fun & Quads jet ski tour. 

Marina de Valencia

These are just some of the water activities in the Marina de Valencia, but there are many more. Find yours and enjoy the Mediterranean firsthand.  

And after that, how does going out near the Port of Valencia sound?  


Where to go out near the Port of Valencia  

For a few years now, the places to go out near the Port of Valencia have multiplied and there are many options.  

Restaurants in the Port of Valencia 

There are all kinds of restaurants in and around the Port of Valencia, including in Cabanyal and the Paseo Marítimo

Starting with the ones in Veles e Vents, such as La Sucursal, which has two Repsol Suns, fantastic views and is quite the experience. Nearby you can also try El Camarote and The Roof lounge-bar, the fun Destino Puerto or Vlue Arribar, to name a few. 

In Cabanyal, La Sastrería and its menu paying homage to the sea, and the Bodega Casa Montaña Winery, are both highly recommended, offering top-notch food and wine. 

La Sucursal



Bars in the Port of Valencia 

Take note of these places where you can go for a drink, dance and enjoy the atmosphere that exists by the water's edge. Not to mention that you can also eat like a king in many of them. 

For example, the Malabar Terrace in Veles e Vents, Dos Lunas Beach and Gabbeach Hotel Cocktail Bar, which is also a hotel. 

Marina de Valencia


Nightclubs in the Port of Valencia 

If you want to spend the night clubbing in the Port of Valencia, there are places for which words fall short, and you're better off experiencing them for yourself.  

Very close to the Veles e Vents building is High Cube, a terrace overlooking the sea where there is always good music, and the Akuarela Playa nightclub, on the iconic Paseo de la Malvarrosa. 

Veles e Vents


You can do all this and much more in the Port of Valencia. Don't hear about it second-hand.  


Marina de Valencia
Marina of Valencia
paddle surf
Nautical activities in the Marina
Tinglados del Puerto
The Harbour Sheds (Tinglados del Puerto)