The municipality of Benissa is one of the oldest towns on the Costa Blanca. 275m above sea level it has 4km of scenic coastline, linking the towns of Moraira and Calpe.

Scattered among the beautiful Benissa countryside, you will find many sleepy Spanish villages, vineyards, wonderful mountains and stunning scenery, as well as sandy beaches and many bays and coves and the nearby areas of La Fustera, Cala dels Pinets, Cala de la Llobella, Cala L Advocat, Baladrar and Cap Blanc can all be found on the coast road between Calpe and Moraira.

The medieval town centre of Benissa, with its narrow streets, churches and town square has largely been preserved. One of the main places of interest, the Palace of Torres-Orduna, is open to the public.

Typical of most Spanish towns, Benissa has many fiestas throughout the year, the biggest being ‘Festes Patronals de la Purissma Xiqueta’, which is in celebration of the patron saint of the town.

Benissa has easy access either from Alicante or Valencia, via the AP7 motorway  and the main road running through Benissa, the N322.  There is also a bus and train station.


La Fustera – Known to many as the main beach of Benissa, with a nearby cave allowing great views of the coastline.   Facilities: playground, parking and a Chiringuito (small bar selling snacks and drinks).

Platgetes beach – This can be found on the road into Calpe.  The beach is both rocky and sandy. Facilities:  restaurants, parking, Red Cross and a promenade.

Cala dels Pinets – Much like Platgetes, this beach is both sandy and rocky, as well as being a hot spot for divers and nature enthusiasts. Facilities: parking.

Cala de l’Advocat – Perfect for young children, this cove offers a small, safeguarded, sandy beach, with an esplanade nearby to take in the fabulous views. During the summer months there is also a beach bar here.  Facilities: parking, seasonal beach bar.

Cala Baladrar – A rocky, yet tranquil beach, with transparent water.  Facilities: parking.


In Benissa, much like its neighbouring towns, there is the opportunity to get involved with many water sports.  provides information on clubs offering lessons and excursions.


Benissa is a fantastic place for walkers – there are many routes available that cater for all abilities. Click here to find out more about walking routes in the area.


A few suggestions of places to eat in Benissa:

Timon Restaurant – Located at Les Bassetes on the outskirts of Calpe, this restaurant really does let you dine with a view, offering a range of fish, meat, and rice dishes, as well as a children’s menu.

Casa Cantó - Serves conventional Spanish cuisine, with much of the produce it serves provided locally.  

Al Zaraq – A Lebanese restaurant, also offering hotel rooms. There are three set menus to choose from, as well as home-made Arabian desserts.


For an in-depth description of fiestas, be sure to click here.


Organic Market (known as Mercat dels Porxes):  Held on the second Saturday of the month from 09:00-14:00 in Plaza Jaume I. This market sells ecological products.

Fruit & Veg Market - A weekly market, held every Saturday morning from 08:00-13:30 in the Hort de Bordes, Sant Nicolau, and Sant Josep streets. The market sells vegetables, fruits, and classic products from the surrounding areas.

There are also many more markets in nearby towns – for more information click here.

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