Benitachell Beaches

 
 
 
 
 

History of the town: Poble Nou de Benitachell

Since the Palaeolithic there have been settlers in this locality. Already in antiquity they appreciated the fertile lands, the underground waters and elevations from where to control the territory and admire its beauty. There are archaeological remains from the Bronze Age and the Iberian period. Wine was produced here during the Roman Empire, and the Arab culture records the village name as Benitagell. The five stars of the current coat of arms of Benitachell (spelt Benitatxell in Valencian language) indicate that it belonged to the Marquis of Denia until the end of the 17th century, when the destroyed old town is distinguished from the new part, known since then as the New Town of Benitachell (Poble Nou de Benitachell). Also during the 17th century, Christian communities arrived from the Balearic Islands and Catalonia. The Church of Santa María Magdalena dates from 1710, and the remodeled building still crowns the highest part of the village, as is seen in nearby towns such as Altea.

Cala del Moraig

One of the most beautiful coves in the area is only 5 minutes away from Flamingo Hills. It has amenities such as a bar, loungers and parasols, lifeguard staff, an infirmary, parking area, protection beacons, access for the disabled, and toilets. The waters of this cove are great for snorkelling and scuba diving and the beach is surrounded by hiking routes of all levels. By the beach and accessible on foot, the Moraig cave is an unmissable sight. This spot is fabulous to relax and enjoy nature.

Cala dels Testos

Surrounded by cliffs, this little stony beach is an idyllic spot within reach of intrepid people. Access to this cove is across the trail called "Ruta dels Testos". You’ll be rewarded with some of the most scenic views on the Costa Blanca. Enveloped by tranquility, the transparent waters are perfect for bathing and diving.

Cala Llebeig

The beautiful Llebeig cove is located right between Benitachell and Moraira. Access is on foot, through a path known as the "Cliff Route". The cove is surrounded by little houses that, a long time ago, gave refuge to fishermen and to the guards on the lookout for smugglers. Spotthe cane structures hanging from the cliffs? They are peculiar fishing contraptions that were builtin the old days. Nowadays Llebeig is the perfect place to avoid crowds of tourists and forget the hustle and bustle.

Moraira

Moraira is the closest town to Benitachell and is a 10 minute drive from Flamingo Hills. Moraira is a small fishing village where visitors can find shops, sandy beaches and a host of restaurants to try the best Mediterranean cuisine lovingly made with fresh produce. The seaside tower is a reminder that the ancient villagers were at risk of pirate attacks. Moraira is a great place to share a paella by the sea.

Macizo del Montgó

A spectacular succession of cliffs and coves with small pebble and pebble beaches border the Costa Blanca between the towns of Denia and Jávea (Xàbia). The limestone massif crowned by the Montgó summit is a Natural park of the Valencian Community. The 7,500 hectares of rugged nature protect geo-ecological connectivity. A choice of different routes up the 750 metres of the Montgó mountain let you plan excursions across the massif, gazing at vast stretches of fields, rocky landscapes, pine forests and wilderness. From the peak it is possible to see the island of Ibiza.