Benissa on the Costa Blanca, Spain
Benissa is a beautiful town on the Costa Blanca, in the northeast of the province of Alicante, with beautiful coves suitable for diving and sailing. The municipality, which belongs to the Comarca de la Marina Alta, is 70 kilometres north of Alicante and 120 kilometres south of Valencia, well connected by the AP-7 motorway. The town is characterised by a steep coastline with cliffs and small coves covered with pine trees. The most popular beach is La Fustera near which is the 10-metre-high Cova de la Fustera. Here you have a magnificent view of the coast of Benissa and the Peñón de Ifach.
The municipality of Benissa has 4 km of coastline on the Costa Blanca, connecting the towns of Moraira and Calpe. The landscape of the area includes cliffs, rocky coves, sandy and pebbly beaches and small bays along the Benissa Costa. Many coves are suitable for diving and sailing. The seabed is made up of meadows of posidonia, rock formations and fine sand, including the most popular beach, La Fustera.
Benissa has managed to keep its town centre, with its numerous historic buildings and monuments, in an extremely well-kept state. Strolling along the cobbled streets with their medieval flair, their Moorish-style lattices, you can feel the dignity that the old mansions exude.
The mountainous hinterland is formed by the Sierra de Oltá, La Sollana, La Malla and the Sierra de Bernia, with an altitude of almost 1,200 metres.
Here there are also terraced vineyards, mountains and palm trees.