Benissa is rapidly growing into one of the major tourist attractions on the Costa Blanca. It has also become home for many Europeans who are attracted to the beautiful old town, scenic countryside and rugged coastline.
The old town has been fantastically restored by the local authority and it’s medieval character can be seen everywhere. There is some great architecture on show and the historic feeling you get walking round the town draws in both tourists and foreign residents alike. The Plaza de Iglacia Vieja dates back to the 14th Century and is one of the many places in Benissa worth visiting. There are also some amazing churches including the neogothic Purissima Xiqueta.
Away from the town, Benissa’s rugged coastline covers 4km with many small beaches, private coves and dramatic cliffs cutting into the Mediterranean. There are also some popular, more public beaches such as Baladra, La Fustera and Platgeta de l’Advocat that offers water sports, angling, as well as great food and drink.
Tourism does play a large part in the local economy, but it’s not a summer only affair. There are a variety of sport facilities including golf, tennis and sailing plus walking and hiking in the surrounding countryside. Benissa has a lot to offer both tourists and those wishing to live in an historic Spanish town with a multi cultural feel.