Area info Benisa
[:en]Benisa is located at the northern end of the Costa Blanca. The town is small, but enchanting with its beautiful architecture. About a 15-minute drive away you will find the local beaches with both sand and rocks. With a very relaxing atmosphere, it is perfect for relaxing or bringing your snorkelling equipment to enjoy the marine life.Nature The nature around Benisa consists mainly of hills and mountains in the distance. As with many Costa Blanca towns, the Mediterranean waters are never far away. The area around Benisa is very lush and green, with plenty of trees and bushes giving the feeling of a lush environment in a hot country.Alongside the coast of Benisa is 4 kilometres of trails you can explore by foot. you can either go north or south from the starting point at Benisa´ tourist info-centre at the beach. On the trail you will find Intimate beaches like Cala dels Pinets.Beaches Due to the excellent climate in Costa Blanca, a recommendable activity on hot summer days in Benisa is obviously a day at the beach. A few beaches you could visit are:
• Playa La Fustera is probably the most famous beach in this area. This beach has a very calm atmosphere which is perfect for spending a whole day with family and friends. The beach has received the blue flag approval to certify the clean and safe water. The calm blue water offers countless hours of entertainment and activity. The beach is well suited for kids due to its relative protection from the winding coastline. There is easy accessibility to the beach with parking not far away. If you should need refreshments, you aren’t ever far from the local restaurants.• The Cala Pinets is an excellent beach which is truly an original and irreplaceable experience. This intimate beach stretches a modest 20 meters, but the water and surrounding cliffs provide a protected cove for you to enjoy. The calm blue water is excellent for swimming and cooling down on a hot summer's day.Sport Sports facilities in the Costa Blanca area are excellent. If golfing is for you, you should try out one of the numerous courses that the area is so well known for. You could for instance pay a visit to the Club de Golf Jávea, or the Club de golf Oliva Nova. There are many courses all along the coast with excellent views and designs.If you’d much rather stay in the water than on land, the ocean is perfect for water sports in the Costa Blanca. By making the short trip to the seaside, you’ve got the biggest playground in the world. You can windsurf, paddleboard, go sailing or diving. You simply have to make use of the local facilities. Often in the summer period renting equipment and getting lessons is easy at the beaches.To see The numerous beaches and bays in the area are very beautiful and are worth a visit. We recommend you explore the seaside as this part of Spain is littered with beautiful locations to enjoy. When at the beaches you should explore the marine life in the crystal-clear waters with a diving mask and snorkel.For those who are interested in architecture; the church of the Puríssima Xiqueta of Benisa is a piece of history you must see as well. Thanks to several private donations and the contributions of all the citizens of Benisa the new church was declared sacred in 1929, and some years later replaced the San Pedro Apóstol as the parish church.To eat Dining in the Costa Blanca is excellent and healthy. We recommend you try eating out when visiting, and in Benisa, a few good destinations could be:
• Casa Cantó invites you in for traditional Spanish food. Av. del País Valencià, 237, 03720 Benisa, Alacant.
• La Buena Vida invites you for a lovely lunch in true Spanish style. they will serve you beautiful decorations on the plate with tasteful content. It is located a little distance from the centre of Benisa, but it is worth a visit. Avenida La Marina 93, 03720, Benisa Spain.
• Restaurant La Cultural de Benisa serves traditional Spanish food like paella and tapas.Facilities Benisa has all facilities you need in or a short drive from there.
Supermarkets, doctors, pharmacies, restaurants, bars, shops etc.History If you want to enjoy one of the region's best conserved Medieval town centres, take a stroll through the Old Town of Benisa, which dates to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.Years of Iberian, Roman, Arab and Christian history have formed the character of Benisa. Dating back thousands of years are remains, like small cave paintings, coins and much more. This confirms the historian's theory that points to the presence of an important Arabic population when James the 1st, "the Conqueror" arrived at Benisa in 1248. After the expulsion of the Moriscos in 1609 the land was repopulated by settlers from the Pyrenees, Catalonia and Aragon. It was in this era that the town's walls were built. Today only small traces of these walls remain.To get there To get from Alicante airport to Benisa you simply must follow the A70 and AP-7 to N-332 exiting at exit AP-7. You then follow the N-332 into Benisa. The ride should take a modest 54 minutes.Alternatively taxis are available in the airport.