LNOF Guide to Valencia
Boasting the endless sandy beaches of Malaga and the pulsating nightlife of Madrid, this city is a splendidly original choice if you’ve half a mind on basing the festivities overseas. There are heaps of cultural opportunities, magnificent architecture, and hundreds of vibrant bars, clubs and restaurants – though, even if you just recuperate during daylight hours and steady yourself for each evening’s escapades, Valencia stag weekends are certain to deliver big time.
Home to paella and the Holy Grail, Valencia is blessed with outstanding weather, a proud and successful La Liga football team, exuberant nightlife, a vibrant, friendly and mildly chaotic populace. The nudist beach means there's no need to panic if the lads throw your speedos in the Med, whilst the flat, cycle-friendly terrain means you can easily get from Cathedral Square to the 2007 America's Cup port.
Valencia is one of the wildest evening locations you could pick in Spain, with its long opening hours, Flamenco and Salsa leanings, irresistible cuisine and welcome appreciation for low-cost drinks offers. In fact, there are so many reasonably-priced drinking establishments (especially compared to Barcelona) dotted around this brilliant and fascinating location that is perfect for stag weekends, you'd be forgiven for thinking "what's the catch?". Well, the catch - if you can stomach it - is having to mingle with the endless conveyor belt of perfectly-formed females in a series of scintillating clubs, or chat with other deliriously inebriated weekenders in and around the popular Eurozone area. That’s right – it really is every bit as horrible as it sounds.
Balmy Valencian summers mean clubs spilling out onto the beachfront as the party gets cranked up, a cheery communal atmosphere of carefree weekenders letting their celebrations blur into one big sun-baked, beer-soaked do. Your hosts are relentlessly up for it when it comes to welcoming its sea of visitors or burning the midnight oil, whilst the improved flight connections make the logistics of a stag weekend in Valencia easier than you may previously have thought. If you’re contemplating holding a stag do in Spain… think Valencia.