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 Calp. 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. Old fincas (a farm or country estate) sit
on large plots amongst vineyards with panoramic views to the sea.
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.
Travel to Benissa is easily made
from Alicante or Valencia, through the
highway A-7 or the N332. The closest airport is the Alicante airport, located
70 km to the south-west. The closest RENFE (Spanish mainline) railway
station is in Alicante. There is an Alicante TRAM station in Benissa, connected
to the network via Benidorm.
Benissa has a total population of
13500 inhabitants and covers an area of 69.71 square kilometers.