The historic, medieval town of Benissa is one of the oldest towns on the Costa Blanca with many small, winding cobbled streets and its inspiring neo-gothic Purissima Xiqueta Parish Church.
We find here the typical Spanish townhouses with their beautifully tiled balconies with elaborate ironwork. The town is surrounded by land filled with lush vineyards, citrus groves, palm trees, mountains and several charming country houses (fincas).
Benissa holds several local fiestas throughout the year, including the Fira i Porrat de Sant Antoni throughout January, La Baixada de la Purissima in April, and the extravaganza of the Moors and Christians in June. The very popular market is held every Saturday morning through its narrow streets, and you must experience the fabulous Mediterranean cuisine, including fresh local produce unique to the Valencian region, rice dishes and farmhouse sausage.
Benissa is proud of its diverse population with many Spanish as well as ‘expats’ living here.