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Benissa is a beautiful town of 11,000 inhabitants located in the Valencia region between the towns of Calpe and Jávea in the Comarca de la Marina Alta. The nearest airport is in Elche - Alicante 85km and Valencia 95km to the north.
Like its neighboring towns Calpe and Teulada-Moraira, Benissa municipality, despite being a small town, it is a very demanded destination by tourists. Its 4 km of coastline offer quiet beaches and wild coves of crystal clear waters that attract every summer many visitors in search of family tourism and a more intimate holiday away from mass circuits.
Benissa is a town of small dimensions but hides a very interesting old town of medieval origin and a number of monuments. A lovely place to stroll visiting its narrow streets, nice restaurants and shops.
The city holds the Iglesia Parroquial de la Purísima Xiqueta, which is worth a visit. This beautiful and majestic work is visible from almost all of the municipality. It was built around 1900 and is located in a pretty square in the center of Benissa.
If you get to Benissa you cannot avoid visiting its ecological walk, a trail four kilometers of low intensity that starts from Casa dels Cent Vents in the routes of the North or the South. It passes through cliffs, pines and sea views, where you can visit all the beaches while learning about geology, botany and history of the area through its informational panels. It is an ideal place for a family walk and you can do it throughout the year given the good climate of the area.
Benissa has a privileged Litoral with over 4 km of coastline which include beaches and pristine and wild coves composed by sand but also by stones and boulders. Here are its rocky sea bottoms, particularly important as they host a rich fauna and underwater seagrass meadows.
The traditional saying goes: "en Benissa polp i missa". The gastronomy of the town has a protagonist who is the octopus. In pout or cooked, the octopus coquero replaces meat in many dishes. In any case, like the term, the sea and the mountains makes your kitchen a varied menu. The offer of rice is almost infinite, and among its typical dishes include 'mullador of sangatxo', the 'mullador of pelleta', the 'borreta de melva' or blood with onions. For sooner or later, the grape grants two wines: Muscat and sweet wine. Sausages deserve special attention. Handmade with ancient recipes, they have achieved fame for its excellent flavor.
The first thing a visitor sees when he comes to Benissa is called Catedral de la Marina Alta, a white and majestic neo-Gothic church that stands above all the buildings of the population. Interesting is the center of the village with medieval origins, as proved by the building of La Lonja, Orduña Palace and the convent of the Franciscan fathers that is of high cultural value.
Benissa also has a small marina located on the beach of Les Bassetes located almost on the border with Calpe, as well as a diving club and a restaurant with fantastic views of the Peñón de Ifach.
Baladrar is a nice beach 300m in length in the northern part of the municipality of Benissa. It is located in a totally natural environment of great beauty, where plants and pines reach to touch the sea that give a special charm. It is a pebble beach with crystal clear waters and a seabed rich in wildlife that make it an ideal place for diving.
Cala Fustera is a nice sandy beach about 110m in length featuring playground facilities, it is undoubtedly the busiest beach town. Along the beach promenade we are part of a long-distance path such as the GR that runs along the coast. Cala Fustera is ideal for lovers of water sports, diving and underwater sports.
Cala Llobella is a small beach just 100m in length and can be considered untouched and wild. It is the ideal place for lovers of peace, seeking beaches away from the crowds. The beach is made of small stones and boulders. Access is a little difficult.
Playa de les Bassetes is the most southern one and is a small cove 100m long of rock and stones. It is an area of great natural beauty with a very rich sea flora and wildlife perfect for diving enthusiasts. It has a marina and a restaurant. It is ideal for families looking for tranquility.
If you drive, you should take exit 63 of the AP-7 motorway which is close to the municipality.
To travel by plane, the nearest airport is Altet in Alicante located 73 km away corresponding to approximately 52 minutes away.
We also have the option of arriving by plane via the Manises airport in Valencia located 105 km away from Benissa which corresponds to a 1 hour flight.
Benissa is a small town on the Costa Blanca of no more than 11,000 inhabitants, but do not be fooled by appearances since in recent years it has developed a good tourist infrastructure and a large number of hotels, campsites and apartments. You can always stay in some of the city hotels, but if you are looking for freedom, comfort and an affordable price, then it is best to stay in one of our apartments or villas in Benissa. Just do a search on our website to find many interesting options for the whole family.