Area info Benijófar
[:en]Benijofar is a small lovely village with a charming church and village square stocked full of spanish charm. An example of this is the Tuesday market.
Every Tuesday the market takes place near the church. In this town, concerts and shows are often held at the “Casa de cultura”. If you are looking for a great holiday home with a selection of tapas bars, cafes and restaurants, Benijofar is a great option.History Benijofar was seriously damaged in the devastating earthquake of 1829 and the 17th Century parochial church of Saint James was mostly destroyed. Benijofar has continued to grow since then, and its importance as an agricultural community has been helped by the proximity of the River Segura and the use of its water for the irrigation of the land. The River Segura has not always been beneficial as it burst above its banks in 1957 and almost destroyed the entire village, with several people losing their lives. Today, the river is well contained with its concrete channels.Nature Close by Benijofar you can find a strange natural phenomenon, a pink lagoon called Laguna Rosa. The waters of this lake, in the Parque Natural de Torrevieja, are coloured pink due to the combination of a high salt concentration a bacterium and the heat of the spanish sun. The bacteria in this lake are harmless, so the lake is a great place to spend the day at the water and enjoy the nature.You can enjoy various outdoor activities like a stroll along the local trail SL - CV 135. It runs alongside the river and here you can get to know the traditional fertile region of Benijófar.Beaches • El Moncayo beach is the natural continuation of the El Campo beach. It takes only 15 minutes by car from Benijofar to get here. The dunes have been partially lost in this sector, transformed into farmland and residential areas, but it maintains a small dune ridge. The beach still offers a natural aspect with waters and sand of an excellent quality. Access is via the N-332 national road, about two kilometres south of the town of Guardamar del Segura.
• Playa de la Mata, located just north of Torrevieja in La Mata, is larger than most other beaches in the area. If you want to escape from the city into less crowded sand dunes, this is where you should go. Located close by in La Mata, it is also not too far for a one-day trip. A favorite of locals, it is highly recommended.
• Just south of Santa Pola down the coast, you can find Playa El Rebollo. This blue flag beach stretches almost two kilometres, going deep into the local town of Guardamar del Segura. Awarded a blue flag for its unspoiled areas, it is an ecosystem of great ecological value. The enclosed area has access to a restaurant, lifeguards and parking areas. On the beach there is an area reserved for watersports, and so this is easy to partake in here.Sporting Only 6 kilometers from Benijofar is the golf course La Marquesa Golf. It was founded in 1989 by Justo Quesada Samper. The course is well kept and in excellent condition, at all 18 holes.Benijofar is close to the sea, perfect for activities on and in the water. There are countless opportunities to go windsurfing, snorkeling or even scuba diving. As with most Mediterranean areas, water activities are highly treasured, offering thrills and fun for people of all ages and abilities. Sailing along the coast is another opportunity for those with a sailor’s temperament. Renting a sailing yacht to see the Costa Blanca by sea is possible from Torrevieja.A great hiking-trip could go to the mountain range of Sierra de Callosa. This mountain range spans 4.6km with its highest point being the peak of Águila. Standing almost 600 metres tall, the range offers impressive views of the surrounding landscape.To see The Pink Lake / pink lagoon is the strange natural phenomenon that is found south of Benijofar also called Laguna Rosa. The waters of this lake, in the Parque Natural de Torrevieja, are coloured pink due to the combination of a high salt concentration and a bacterium plus the heat of the spanish sun.To eat • Restaurant La Luna is a fine dining restaurant with beautiful decorated tables and delicious Spanish food for lunch and dinner. Fish, steak and cake etc in proper spanish style. La Luna is placed in Benijofar a couple of hundred meters from the CV-920 so it is easy to get to and from.• La Cosecha Spanish for “the harvest,” La Cosecha Bar + Restaurant in Paso Robles is the second creation of celebrated Chef Santos MacDonal. Centring on the cuisine of Spain and South America, La Cosecha offers culture-specific, specialized Latin flavours by sourcing herbs and spices from each dish’s nation of origin, while taking advantage of the farmer’s market-fresh produce, meats. The restaurant has won prizes like Diner's choice 2018 and award of excellence 2018.Facilities In Benijofar you can find everything you could need, restaurants, bars, pharmacies, a vet, supermarkets, a mall, waterpark etc. In short you have everything at a short reach, and you can live comfortably without spending unnecessary time going shopping far away.To get there If you fly to Alicante airport, getting to Benijofar is relatively easy. You must get onto the A-70 onto the AP-7 until CV-920 taking exit 743. Then you continue down the CV-920 until you reach Benijofar.[:]