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Find information on Benimaurell in our Travel Guide covering sights, foods and nightlife plus more...
Benimaurell lies a short distance inland from the coastal resort of Javea on the Costa Blanca and has a transfer time from Alicante airport of ninety minutes. Framed by hills and surrounded by fertile countryside, Benimaurell enjoys stunning views in every direction. It is a very attractive village, with whitewashed walls gleaming in the sunshine, contrasting sharply with the verdant panorama. Benimaurell is a wonderful base for ramblers who can combine walking with days on the sandy beaches of the Costa Blanca.
Located a few kilometres from popular coastal resorts yet close enough to enjoy a day by the sea, Benimaurell combines the best of both worlds. Here you can enjoy the traditional atmosphere found in the village, take walks in the hills, play a round of golf at a nearby course or enjoy the beaches with their golden sands, warm water and provision of water sports.
A Benimaurell holiday appeals to a variety of ages and interests with the exception of young singles looking for lively evenings, and families with small children who usually prefer to be closer to the sandy beaches of the Costa del Sol. Golfers can find a choice of courses in the area and ramblers may enjoy many beautiful walking trails; those with an interest in the past can explore the many historic sites littering the area.
The most popular time for a Benimaurell holiday is from April to October when the temperature ranges from a very pleasant twenty five degrees rising to the early thirties in the height of summer.
Benimaurell is a hilltop village enjoying panoramic views of mountains, valleys and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. It is the perfect base for those looking for a peaceful holiday away from the crowds at the coast, who nevertheless want to enjoy a day or two at the seaside. Surrounded by fertile valleys with olive trees and orange groves, fields of fig and nut trees, as well as cherry orchards, Benimaurell scenery is spectacular. During spring and early summer, the air is filled with the scent of blossom and the meadows are a mass of colour.
Small hotel and villas provide a range of accommodation that caters for most budgets. There are a small number of shops in the village providing holiday essentials and there are of course many more in the coastal resorts. Restaurant in the village serve mainly traditional food with fish dishes featuring prominently on menus.
In order to make the most of your Benimaurell holiday, car hire is recommended as you can then explore this wonderful region and partake in many outdoor activities. There are walking trails accommodating differing fitness levels, opportunities for horse riding and cycling, and golfers have a choice of courses. There are also many opportunities for water sports in the coastal resorts as well as visiting the attractions Aqualandia, the Vergel Safari Park and the Terra Mitica theme park with its thrilling rides.
A Benimaurell holiday offers the best of both worlds. Here, visitors can relax a beautiful hilltop village while having the opportunity of enjoying the coastal attractions.
Benimaurell nightlife is fairly low key with evenings spent wandering its charming streets enjoying local hospitality in the company of friends. There are some excellent restaurants serving mainly traditional food. Those looking for livelier evenings can take the short journey to Denia where there are many vibrant bars often with live music, some of which remain open until the early hours of the morning.
Benimaurell has minimarkets supplying holiday essentials and a small number of gift shops. For a wider variety of goods, travel to Denia where there are some excellent shops particularly in the main street, Calle de Marques de Campo. Here you can find boutiques and designer shops for both men and women. There are the usual supply of gift shops which sell traditional local handicrafts such as wickerwork, ceramics and leather goods, as well as a wide assortment of souvenirs and trinkets.
Benimaurell has some fine restaurants serving traditional Spanish dishes as well as international cuisine. Menus include traditional local dishes including Garbanzo stew typical of the mountainous regions, as well as paella, tortillas, tapas and chorizo. A good way to sample Spanish food is to order a plate of tapas which consists of a medley of bite-sized dishes. Tapas are also ideal for filling the sometimes long gap between lunch and dinner, which is served later in Spain than at home. Spanish wines are pleasant and inexpensive.
Children are always made welcome in Spanish restaurants.