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Visit the Beautiful Benissa Near Alicante

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Alicante is a city with a number of enchanting towns in its neighborhood. The town of Benissa is one of those lovely Costa Blanca destinations which offers something very special to the travelers.
It always has something for everyone who comes there. The beach lovers can relax on the lovely beaches or the ones who are interested in exploring the local culture can make a visit to the town which has a historic center wherein they can get a great compilation of the art and culture of the region. Also, there are several mountain activities which can be taken up while in Benissa. Read more to know about this wonderful town near Alicante.

The Coast
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Benissa has a four-kilometer long coastline, which is rocky and protected by low cliffs. The beaches in Benissa are less sandy but are quieter and have picturesque and charming coves which have some pine trees and a few isolated houses in the background. You can visit the beaches like Cala Els Pinets, Peñon d'Ifach and Cala Fustera.

The Town
 Benissa is a town very similar to a typical Valencian town as you could hope to find. The streets remind you of the medieval designs with their tall whitewashed houses and maze-like alleys. The town still has a number of buildings which date back to the 1500 century. Besides this, like many of the typical towns, Benissa has its own unique culture and a variety of quintessential delicacies so, you can have an amazing time in this town during the festivals of Easter and Christmas which is celebrated in the most traditional way. One cannot miss the special delicacies like the rich octopus stew, or the tuna casserole, accompanied with the local Muscat wine which is a unique type of grape liquor.

The Hills
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Visit the Sierra de Bernia which is just beyond the western rim of Benissa, and get a wonderful landscape of mountains rising over 1000 meters above sea level. The Fort Bernia was constructed by Philip II in the 15th century, however, was destroyed by the attacks of Berber pirates. Although the structure is in ruins, still it can give you some of the most enchanting views of the town.

This is indeed a place that should not be missed by an avid traveler. You can hire a car from Alicante airport and reach the town within an hour. A visit to this wonderful town will surely be a great memoir of your travel to Alicante.

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