Benilloba is a Spanish municipality of the Valencian Community, belonging to the province of Alicante in the county of Cocentaina County. Benilloba is located between the Serreta de Alcoy and the Sierra Serrella. It is the perfect place for hiking or caving, since in the municipality of Benilloba there is the Aitana peak, which with 1558 meters is the highest in Alicante.
Benilloba is a town dedicated to the textile industry, a typical and traditional industrial sector in the Alcoià-Comtat area. This has allowed it to stop the migratory flow that is affecting the rest of the small towns in the region. For all these reasons, Benilloba is one of the most important in the area, medium in size with long and winding streets. In Muslim times it was a farmhouse of which, nowadays, no traces remain.
In the late medieval struggles between the Kingdoms of Castile and Aragon he took part by arresting the troops of the Castilian king Pedro I El Cruel. Later it belonged to the Counts of Aranda and; later, to those of Revillagigedo whose palace is still preserved. It is located on the road that leads from Alcoy to Callosa d´ En Sarrià 10 km. de Alcoy, It is located next to the Frainos River, between the Serreta de Alcoy and the Sierra Serrella. 64 km. from Alicante and 53 from Benidorm.
Things to see in Benilloba
Other interesting natural places are those of Salto, La Cruceta or the Frainós river ponds, which passes by the town. In the municipality we can visit the parish church or the palace of the Count of Revillagigedo. Its two typical dishes are the “olleta” of Alcoy and the Pericana.
If you are planing a day out with the family in Benilloba, you can see an old mill ( El Molí del Salt ), and a very beautiful waterfall and enjoy a great morning outdoors. The place has a great charm and it is easy to do it with children. The Paraje del Salt is very interesting and there a Recreational Area is going to be built. In the Cuixot ravine, along the Frainós river, there are remains of a Muslim aqueduct and two old flour mills, it is an unbeatable area for practicing excursions.
Monuments: Church from the 17th century, Palace of the Count of Revillagigedo from the 18th century.
Airports near to Benilloba
Alicante is the best-placed airport for travel abroad, and like any major city, offers a variety of destinations and price points for the budget conscious. The working day is often seasonal, with later opening hours over the summer months, and many businesses still close during traditional siesta hours.
Alicante Airport (IATA: ALC, ICAO: LEAL), also known as Alicante-Elche Airport, is currently the fifth largest airport in Spain and is the gateway to the Costa Blanca resort region, serving both the Valencia Community and the Region of Murcia. It is located 9 kilometres southwest of Alicante city. Growing in size continuously over the past years, in March 2011 the airport got a brand new terminal building, replacing the old two terminals.
Corvera Murcia Airport is a new Airport in Murcia. Several airlines are flying in and out of Corvera Murcia Airport, covering an increasing number of flight routes. Corvera replaces Murcia San Javier Airport (for civilian flights) and is also run by AENA (the official airport authority). It has significant scope to handle many more additional routes.
Valencia Airport ( VLC ) also known as Manises Airport, is the tenth-busiest Spanish airport in terms of passengers and second in the region after Alicante. It is situated 8 km (5.0 mi) west of the city of Valencia, in Manises. The airport has flight connections to about 20 European countries and 5.79 million passengers passed through the airport in 2016.
A new regional terminal, expanded car parking facilities and apron area have been recently constructed in time for the 2007 America’s Cup. The runway has been also lengthened by 50 m (160 ft). The airport has one terminal and one runway. The former runway 04/22 is not in use and has no ILS but has a helipad at the southwestern end.
It is the main base of Iberia’s regional carrier Air Nostrum. Irish low-cost airline Ryanair used the airport as a hub since 2007 but decided to close it in November 2008 following a dispute over subsidies by the airport authorities. Since then the airline has continued to operate out of Valencia but as a relatively large destination airport, and not a base.
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Destinations on Costa Blanca North
Costa Blanca – Costa Blanca North – Alicante – Valencia – Albir – Alcalali – Alfaz del Pi – Altea – Benidoleig – Benidorm – Benilloba – Benissa – Benitachell – Calpe – Denia – El Vergel – Finestrat – Gata de Gorgos – Jalon – Javea – La Nucia – Lliber – Moraira – Orba – Parcent – Polop – Pedreguer – Teulada – Torrellano – Villajoyosa