Benitachell is also known as El Poble Nou de Benitatxell. Situated between Moraira and Javea. Benitachell has 2 parts. The inland old village and the urbanisation Cumbre del Sol at the coast. This is a village in itself. Many new constructions with excellent sea views. In total it comprises 12 km2. The coastline of Benitachell is impressive with steep cliffs and many interesting coves. The majority of the population is from north European countries.
What to see
The old town of Benitachell is a typical old town in the Costa Blanca. With narrow streets and a tranquil vibe. The walls of the church and the first houses formed a safe enclosure with two entrances. One entrance, the Portalet, is still visible. In front there is a viewpoint. From here you have fantastic views on the Montgo (elephant rock) and the bay of Javea.
At the highest point of the village is the Santa Maria Magdalena church. The church dates back from the 18th century. The interior has baroque and neoclassical influences.
Another interesting place to visit is the Oratory of Jaume Llobell. The oratory consists of a small chapel, some classrooms and a courtyard. Jaime Llobell, priest, founded and donated this at the end of the 19th century.
The weekly market in Benitachell is every Wednesday. On this small market you will find fresh fruits and vegetables and more.
Coves, cliffs and beaches
Benitachell has an exceptional coastline. Impressive steep cliffs and clear waters. Cala Moraig is a popular gravel beach that is 250m long. Here you find the Cova dels Arcs. A great spot for divers. The beach has the blue flag and various facilities. Also visited by naturists.
A small natural beach is Cala Testos. A raw, pretty cove worth to visit. Access is only by sea or by foot (not an easy walk). Bring everything as there are not facilities.
The Pesqueras is an interesting spot to see. These are ladders and ropes used by villagers to go down for fishing by night. Today the ropes and ladders help you to go down the steep rocks.
Benitachell is well-known for the muscatel grape. From the grapes the locals produce raisins, home-made wine and Mistela. The mistela is very sweet and popular as dessert wine.