Benissa is a small town in Spain in the province of Alicante, 275 m above sea level, and one of the oldest towns on the Costa Blanca. The municipality of Benissa has 4 km of coastline linking the towns of Moraira and Calpe. The scenery of the area includes cliff tops, rocky coves, sandy beaches and tiny bays along the Benissa Costa.
The territory of Benissa also contains terraced vineyards, mountains and palm trees. Spanish village houses, with doorsteps directly onto the street, internal courtyards and deceptively spacious inside. Nearby towns along the Costa Blanca are La Fustera, Cala dels Pinets, Cala de La Llobella, Cala l’Advocat, Baladrar and Cap Blanc before reaching Moraira. When visiting Benissa, you must takesome time out to visit the lovely “Catedral de la Marina” (Marina Cathedral). Built in the neo-gothic style, the cathedral was only finished in the 20th Century.
Beaches in Benissa
Benissa offers six dream beaches. The Bay of Les Bassetes offers an idyllic view of the Peñón de Ifach in the background, while Cala Pinets, ideal for children due to the tranquility of its waters, is also perfect for adventurous dads who want to “take a risk” to the Mar Morta i les Roques Negres, a small, low-level sea tongue next to some curious rock formations. La Platgeta de L’Advocat, easily recognizable by its breakwater, is fantastic for those who cannot live without an aperitif at the beach bar – remember that it only opens in summer-, and Playa de Fustera represents a quality, comfortable and accessible, and has been recognized with the Blue Flag on several occasions.
Things to do in Benissa
Things to see in Benissa are the Cathedral of the Marina (Church of the Puríssima Xiqueta), The Cloister of the Town Hall Convent (old Municipal Hospital). The Lonja and the Ethnological Museum. Old Church Square where you can admire the image of the old medieval church-fortress that Benissa had during centuries thanks to special tiles used in its construction.
Benissa has one of the larger territories of the Marina Alta with an orthography and a biodiversity that is really worth knowing. A total of 7 different routes through the interior allow us to enjoy the nature around, taking advantage of your excellent weather. One of the most recommended activities to do here is walking the ecological path.
For sure, one of the best trips you can make along the coast of Benissa. This journey starts in El Aula Del Mar and has 2 ways: North and South. Along the way you will find several boards explaining the local culture, historical issues and wildlife. The coast of Benissa, with clean waters and little deep coves, are perfect for free diving, snorkeling. This is a fun, easy, cheap and optimal activity to know the interesting seabed of Benissa and its extensive underwater meadows of Poseidon.
Airports near to Benissa
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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The Costa Blanca is one of the favorite destinations for both Spaniards and Europeans to buy a 2nd home. One of the main reasons for this great influx of visitors is (besides the unrivaled climate Costa Blanca offers) the immaculate beaches stretching along the Alicante coastline. But the Costa Blanca has much more to offer in all aspects. From its mouth-watering culinary delights to the wide range of inland activities to be practiced locally. The Costa Blanca is a place to be enjoyed at any time of the year. Read more about buying a property in Benissa.
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