A Charming Town Where Sea Meets the Mountain
Benissa is a popular coastal town in the northern part of the Costa Blanca. Located some 5 km inland and 275 meters above sea level, but also boasts a 4 km long coastline of sandy beaches, rocky coves and tiny bays that link the towns of Calpe and Moraira. Inland, the landscape is shaped by the Sierra de Bernia with abundant terraced vineyards and palm trees. From here, the spacious houses tucked away between the lush vegetation, enjoy a privileged and panoramic view to the Mediterranean. With an average of 18 degrees, this enchanting town nestled between the mountains and the sea, makes it an ideal place for all year-round hiking, cycling, watersports and golf. These factors, together with the proximity to Alicante Airport at less than an a hour away, have made the Benissa area especially popular amongst homebuyers and investors.
Exploring the Area
Benissa perfectly combines mountains and sea. Only 10 km from the town centre you will find an impressive 3 km long ecological walkway along the coast where to discover its hidden corners. La Fustera Beach proudly flaunts its Blue Flag, whilst a bit further away you’ll find the picturesque Baladrar Cove, perfect for snorkeling in its crystal-clear waters. Inland, the old town of Benissa is full of cobbled and narrow streets making for a great stroll, naturally with a stop to visit the neo-Gothic style church Catedral de la Marina. Benissa's main fiesta is held every April in honor to the town’s patron saint. And in June, the festival of Moros y Cristianos is celebrated to commemorate the conquest of Spain. On Saturdays it’s time for some charming market shopping where you can buy freshly picked fruit and vegetables, delicious cheeses and sausages of local produce. If you would like to learn more about the local vineyard, hook up on an interesting and tasty wine tour organized by Ruta del Vino de Alicante in collaboration with the Bodegas in the area. Guaranteed you are in for a treat!
Located less than 15 km from Benissa you'll find Calpe and Moraira, both characterized by being charming fishing villages that have developed into more touristic areas. In Calpe enjoy some sun and fun at the beaches, stroll the local market stalls, take a relaxing promenade to the fishing harbor and fish auctions where the hustle and bustle with incoming fishing boats and those leaving is a daily feast for the eye. Moraira is smaller than its neighboring Calpe but also displays a busy fishing port and fish auction. Its 8 km coastline with dreamy beaches and turquoise water area ideal for paddleboard, kayak, or an excursion in catamaran, whereas the old town offers great cultural heritage and nice cafes.
A Beautiful Natural and Diverse Coastline with Dreamy Coves
- 69.71 km²
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