Informationen about Benitachell at the Costa Blanca in Spain:
The small sleepy village of Benitachell (in Valenciano Benitatxell) is located between Moraira and Javea about 5 km from the coast and has approx. 4.500 inhabitants.
The municipality of Benitachell has 2 km of coastline with the areas Abiar, Alcasar, Calistros, Cumbre del Sol, La Font, Les Fonts and Lluca.
Benitachell was founded in 1698 and has become an important and central service facility for the surrounding agriculture, especially for the grapes cultivated there (Muscat).
Benitachell is beautifully situated in a gently rolling hilly landscape. A stroll through the typically narrow spanish streets of Benitachell and a short visit to the church “Santa Maria Magdalena” (a building of significant meaningful architecture) is another absolute must.
Benitachell is located in the interior of the Costa Blanca but the administrative district ends at a 1.6 km long coastal strip where two caves can be found: the “Cala Llebeig” and the “Tiestos”. These caves are a must for nature lovers! It is an uneven coastline with many cliffs, some of which are over 100 meters above the sea level. Just in front of it you will find the bay of “La Cala des Testos; small and comfortable with pebbles and almost unattainable (best with the boat). This is a wonderful place to relax and swim in the crystal clear waters.
About 2 km away there is the popular urbanization of Benitachell “Cumbre del Sol” (sunsets) which extends down to the beach of Benitachell “el Moraig” and is up to 100 m from the sea protruding mountain elevation with a cliff.
The Cumbre del Sol was developed in the 70s and accommodates international guests. The sea view from the Cumbre del Sol is breathtakingly beautiful and from time to time with good clear weather you can also see the island of Ibiza.
The Cumbre del Sol has a small pebble beach “el Moraig” with a chiringuito (beach bar) and a restaurant. For cave divers, the cave of the same name (Cueva del Moraig) is well known. This mysterious, underground freshwater river with its spectacular cave labyrinth is one of the best caves and no one has found its source yet. Thus, a big puzzle remain open for its formation.