You'll find Valencia in the middle of Spain's east coast, facing the Mediterranean. It's a historic city, popular tourist destination and busy port. Ferries leave here for the Balearic Islands and beyond. Valencia's international airport is six miles to the west. Car hire in Valencia is available from several branches, including at the airport, and you'll find that Spain's third biggest city is a major hub for road links. It's easy to explore the rolling farmland of La Huerta region inland and the seaside resorts in either direction. To the south are the wild sand dunes and nature trails of the Albufera Natural Park, and to the north, the wooden hills of the Sierra Calderona Natural Park.