Visit Benissa



Benissa's landscape is wild and rough, something that makes it especially attractive to the visitor.

Walk along the mountain tracks and marvel over the Bèrnia, La Solana, Oltà and Mallà Verda mountains. Imbibe the local culture, go horse riding, climbing or relax in "casa rural" countryside accommodation... all you can imagine can be done in Benissa's mountains.

How to get here

Road access is easy and quick. AP-7 motorway exit 63 leads to the N-332 main road. Direct flights to Alicante and Valencia ("El Altet" airport 80 Km and "Manises" airport 110 Km.) Train stations at Alicante and Valencia that, via Madrid and Barcelona, communicate with any destination.

Accomodation

There are many options when the time comes to choose a place to stay during your visit to Benissa, including renting bungalows & villas, rural houses, hostals, hotels, small hotels, the school farm or rural lodging.

Geography

The municipality of Benissa has a surface that presents a very irregular form with heterogenous orography.

From the coast, formed to a large extent by small coves and cliffs, to the mountainous zones, formed by the mountain ranges of Oltá, La Solana, Malla Verda and the mountain range of Bernia, with its almost 1.200 meters.

History

Years of Iberian, Roman, Arab and Christian history have formed the character of this town named Benissa.

Going back thousands of years, remains like small cave paintings have been discovered that suggest the area was inhabited in the Prehistoric era. Coins and amphoras are signs of Roman presence in our lands.

Fiestas

Benissa enjoys a mediterranean climate, and as a typical valencian and open town, it enjoys a wide cultural and festive calendar including events, like the Patron Fiestas between April and May, Moors and Christians between June and July, the Fira i Porrat de Sant Antoni, and the fiestas of each neighbourhood like the Plá dels Molins, Sant Antoni, Benimallunt, Pedramala, Benimarco, etc...

Cuisine

Benissa can also be known by way of its flavours and scents. The Valencian gastronomy is completed here through its original and tasty dishes, its spices, seafood, fruits and vegetables, and a special care which turns the food on your table into a special morsel.

Names such as"Borreta de melva", "Bull amb ceba", "Mullador de pelleta", "Sang amb ceba", "Putxero de polp", "Mullador de sangatxo" or "Coques al calfó amb mullador" whet everybody's appetite.

Gallery

You can enjoy our videos and photos of Benissa and comment them on our public Flickr gallery, as well as contributing your own videos and photos.

Links

You can access the complete directory of offered services in the corresponding section of Benissa.net

Useful Websites


Tourist Info Benissa
www.benissa.net

Town Hall Benissa
www.ayto-benissa.es

Wikipedia Article
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benissa

On Google Maps
See on Google Maps

Useful Numbers


Town Hall Benissa
965 730 058

Local Police Benissa
965 730 733

Proteccin Civil Benissa
629 174 300

Medical Emergencies
965 732 477

Health Center
965 732 461

Palau Sant Pere
965 733 392

Tourist Info Benissa
965 732 225

Taxi
965 731 407

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