Welcome in Benitachell,

Benitachell or known as “El Poble Nou de Benitatxell” according to its Valencian name. However, the meaning of its Valencian name "the new village of Benitachell", the history of this village reaches far back in prehistoric times. The first indications of inhabitants were discovered in the caves La Cova del Moro.
The name "new" is rather a reference to the reconquest of the Christians on the Moors and the reconstruction of the village in 1698. The village was through the ages a perfect place to live because of its mountains, caves and its fertile lands.
 
In terms of agriculture, the municipality is still doing well thanks to its almond harvest and the cultivation of Moscatel grapes. Remains of the former agricultural architecture are the typical agricultural constructions where people used to dry the Moscatel grapes into dry raisins. The remains can be recognized by the typical arches and are called "riuraus".
 
Benitachell usually rings a bell because of his "mountain", which is also known as Cumbre del Sol. In principle, the name Cumbre del Sol refers to the urbanization located at this mountain. And since several years this location is also the famous and steep arrival of the 9-day cycling competition the “Vuelta”.
 
The heart of the municipality of Benitachell is located about 6 km away from the coast and stretches from the nearby villages La Lluca, Els Castellons, Teulada to the rugged mountain landscape along the coastline. The many caves, beautiful beaches and its central location in the vicinity of Moraira, Denía and Javea ensures the area into a nice region to spend the holidays!

Sightseeing and activities in Benitachell

  • To enjoy the sun and the beach you can go to the bays of Cala Llebeig, Cala Moraig and Cala Testos (= nudist beach). On the beach of Cala Moraig during the high season a Spanish beach bar or chiringuito is set up, so you can eat and drink something at the beach.

  • The region is very suitable for water sports such as diving and snorkeling, due to its rocky nature. Like in any bay of this region you can do a nice snorkel route like for example "Ruta submarina Cala Llebeig". This is a snorkel route of 40 minutes. Tip: check the following link for snorkel routes in the region; http://www.elpoblenoudebenitatxell.com/es/guia_util/rutas/19-ruta-submarina-cala-moraig-snorkel

  • Wine enthusiasts can visit the Moscatell bodega Biomoscatell. Over here you can taste the different wines of the Moscatel grape and you can also learn about the tradition of making the sweet dessert wine.

  • The golfers can go to the famous golf club in Jesús Pobre, La Sella golf. The golf courses are designed by the famous golfer Jose Maria Olazabal. In addition, there is also the nearby golf club Club de Golf Javea of Javea.

Tip: Take a refreshing dip in the Mediterranean Sea and follow a snorkel route!

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Festivities in Benitachell

  • The harvest of local agriculture is celebrated in April with the "Festa del Vi i la Fava". During this period there are several markets in the centre of Benitachell with local products and fairground attractions.

  • The most impressive party is celebrated at the end of July and is in honor of the Saint San Jaime. For about 12 days you can enjoy dance, fireworks, parades and bullfights.

  • The arrival of Christmas and the New Year will be celebrated during the entire month of December and this up to Epiphany on the 6th of January. There is a parade with a donkey, loaded with gifts, that crosses the Christmas market and the whole village.

Tip: Take a refreshing dip in the Mediterranean Sea and follow a snorkel route!

Festivities in Benitachell

Gastronomy

  • Cocas also belong to traditional Mediterranean cuisine, but in this region this dish is often covered with aubergine and anchovies. These cocas are baked in the traditional wood ovens.

  • Los Buñuelos may look like donuts but is a deep-fried cinnamon roll topped with sugar or chocolate. This dessert is traditionally served with Christmas.

  • A dish that also derives from the Moorish culture is the Caspell. This is a sweet cake with almonds and raisins. Another sweet snack derived from the Moorish culture, which is mainly served during the Easter period, are “Las Mones” or the small sugar rolls.

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