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The Town

Located at 275 m. above sea level, in the heart of the La Marina district, Benissa isbenis stad full of pleasant surprises. A quiet stroll through the ancient, well-preserved town centre will enable you to discover a rich array of monumental buildings and cultural references that form part of the town’s history: the old Labour Exchange (Lonja de Contratación), now an ethnological museum, the Convent...

The Coast

Four kilometres of coastline, interrupted by cliffs and rocks, wind their way past Benissa, offering hidden comes and tiny bays where the water is clear and calm (La Fustera, Les Bassetes, Abogat, Pinets, Baladrar, La Lloabella). This stretch of the coast id like an ecology path along the Mediterranean, where natural resources and scenery have been left intact. And thanks to the benign climate, with cooling breezes in summer and mild temperatures in winter, Benissa offers a year-round spring for residents.



benis fiestBenissa has an extensive calendar of festivities celebrating many occasions. January brings the traditional Fira i Porrat de Sant Antoni with an extensive activities programme spanning a twenty-day period. On the fourth Sunday of April, the town feast is held in honour of the Puríssima Xiqueta, the “Immaculate Child”. The Feast of the Moors and Christians is held in June, honouring St. Peter.

What to do? 
Enjoy the peace and quiet of hidden coves with clear, refreshing water. Take a stroll to the outskirts of town and see Santa Ana, which has a hermitage dating from the 16th century and a picturesque fountain. View the Convent of the Franciscan Fathers (17th century), dedicated to the Virgin Mary.


Commune with nature on a walk through the Sierra de Bernia, and try some crisp cool water from the mountain springs. Make your way to the other side of the mountain through a tunnel popularly know as the “hole” ( el forat ).


Make an excursion along the coast, stopping at the lookout points to admire the beauty of Benissa’s natural coastline.

Where to go?

Drive through the Valle del Po, stopping off at villages along the way: Llíber, Jalón, Alcalalí
(6, 8 and 12 km respectively).benis ausfl

Shop for some typical hemp, wickerwork and esparto goods in Gata de Gorgos (12 km).

Climb up to the Castle of Denia and view the bustling town down below (30 km).

Make an outing to Xàbia, visit the port and have a picnic on the Cape of San Antonio or La Nao (20 km).

Conquer the Rock of Ifach in Calpe, Gibraltar’s younger brother on the eastern seaboard
(9 km).

Drive south to Moraira and attend a fish auction at the port. It’s the only auction in the Land of Valencia open to private bidders (14 km).



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