Oropesa del Mar is a typically Mediterranean village of the Orange blossom coast.
The good climate, the natural beauty of their calm beaches of fine sand and creeks, the cliffs,
the gastronomy based on sea products, the history of their monuments, the open and extroverted fiestas,
the complete tourist infrastructure, the marina, the picturesque old village, the night life,
there are some incentives for all the family which makes this an ideal holiday resort.
The varied coastline and the simplicity of its old quarter are the two aspects that most stand out from first impressions of the municipality. When you look a little deeper into the customs and local traditions, its historic patrimony shows up its importance, it contrasts with the typically Mediterranean landscape, with coves surrounded with pines and cliffs and an extensive beach, ideally suited for nautical sports. Lately, the old quarter has seen the opening of shops selling antiquities, trying to make this pretty little town on the "Costa Azahar" the "town of the antiquarians'". The weather in Oropesa del Mar is the typical mild Mediterranean climate. The average temperature in October is 20ºC.
TRAVEL INFORMATIONThe participants may arrive at Valencia by plane either directly or through Barcelona or Madrid. From Valencia, Oropesa del Mar can be reached by public transportation, particularly convenient are trains departing from the Railway Station "Estación del Norte" at 07:30, 10:05, 15:05, 16:10, 17:00, 19:05, 20:10, 21:50; the ride takes about 1 h and 5 min. The distance between Valencia Airport and the Railway Station which is located in the Center of the Valencia City is approximately 8 km. We recommend transportation by taxi; taxi tare is approximately 15 EUR. Upon convenience, the participants will be taken from Valencia Airport to Marina d’Or (Oropesa del Mar) on September 28, 2005, by chartered buses departing at 12:00 and 17:00 (the meeting organization recommend this option) recomend. Similarly, transportation of the participants from Marina d’Or to Airport after Symposium will be on October 2, 2005, by buses leaving Marina d’Or at 10:00.
You can also arrive at Oropesa del Mar by road, on the N-340 or on the AP7 motorway exiting at "salida 45".
The Congres will be held at Marina d'Or, a holiday resort with 100.000m² of gardens and green areas. The resort is located at Orpesa (Castelló) Spain and offers a heavenly place for the congress, where you also can enjoy the sun, fine sand beaches and the warm Mediterranean Sea. The main ISSY 2005 group will stay in the 3* hotel. Upon request and extra payment a 4* and 5* hotel can be booked.