Positioned in the eastern region of Spain, Valencia is a 1.7 million strong city that holds the famed Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciencies, or the City of Science and Arts. The hustle and bustle of the city, however, belies the fact that it is one of the hottest spots in Spain for those seeking a tripping nightlife.
And the main reason why Valencia is famous for its nightlife is the sheer diversity offered to the intrepid tourist. Check these nightlife hotspots if you really want to make the most of your trip to Valencia, or the entirety of Spain for that matter:
If you want a whole lot of varied pubs jam-packed into a single place, from punk to goth to gay, then Carmen is the place for you. The pubs are mainly for wining and dining, and are not really meant to be as juiced up as the bars and clubs in other locations around Valencia. What you can appreciate, though, is the diverse flavor of the area. Hang around Carmen if you want a different flavor from the traditional pub and bar fare.
Blasco Ibanez is a lot like Carmen, except chock-full with a younger generation of students that are pubbing and clubbing everywhere. The area is widely known as the indie and rock scene of Valencia, with a little R&B mixed in here and there. Mix that in with the cheap but energetic entertainment, and you literally have a honey pot for attracting students from all over the place.
If you are looking for a place to dance away all your pressures, then the Canovas area of Valencia may just appeal to you. There are no themes weighing down the nightlife in Canovas. It all boils down to a rockin good time with a whole lot of boozing and grooving to get you through the night. Cutting loose and getting a little crazy is the business card of Canovas, which attracts plenty of party animals who just want to have fun.
Juan Llorens is where bars and discos cater to the Latino groove and the locals converge to let off a little steam after work. Casual smart is the usual attire for strangers to the area, and is the smart choice to stick with if you want to explore the area. The experience is best if you have a friend who knows the local scene and is familiar with the crowd, while the commercial house vibes helps keep things fun but not too out there.
If you want a little more room to work around in and the smell of saltwater to add to the experience, then the beach is your best bet.
Though the selection is not as diverse as its urban counterparts, the beach and port of Valencia is still a great place to cut loose. There is a difference, though. The beach area caters to more traditional nightlife air, while the port will appeal to the trendier crowd. Find your niche, and you'll fit right into the seaside nightlife.