An Introduction to Benijofar


Benijofar is a small Spanish town located in the province of Alicante on the Southern Costa Blanca. It is just 15 minutes away from the popular town of Torrevieja as well as Guardamar del Segura.

Benijofar is often referred to as´The Pearl`of the Costa Blanca with the word ‘Benijofar’ originating from the arabic translation of ‘Son of the Pearl’.

This small town has grown in popularity with expats and is close to other popular expat towns such as Rojales, Formentera del Segura and Ciudad Quesada. It is popular for those retiring to Spain, relocating permanently and for those looking for holiday homes in Spain.

The town is quaint and authentic with plazas, parks and a lovely river running through it. It is also close enough to the beaches and tourist destinations for you to enjoy as well, so offering the best of both worlds.

For those who enjoy golf there are several golf courses nearby which we will explore below.


Airports near Benijofar

Travelling to and from your property in Spain is an easy and stress free experience from Benijofar with two airports less than an hour away. Alicante Airport is around a 35 minute drive to the north and Murcia International Airport is around a 50 minute drive to the south. Both offer excellent parking facilities meaning there really is nothing to worry about.

Both airports have budget airlines such as Easyjet and Ryanair operating, offering cheap and convenient flights to the UK as well as other European countries. Flight times to the UK are between two and three hours depending on where you are travelling to.

This means it is possible to make short trips whether it is to your holiday home in Spain or back to the UK from your permanent home in Spain. It also means your family and friends can join you in the sun with ease.

Bars and Restaurants

Benijófar boasts a vibrant culinary scene with an array of bars and restaurants that cater to diverse tastes. Visitors can enjoy traditional Spanish tapas at cosy local bars or indulge in international cuisines at stylish eateries. Many establishments emphasise fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, reflecting the region’s rich agricultural heritage. The friendly atmosphere and scenic surroundings make dining in Benijófar a delightful experience, whether you’re enjoying a leisurely lunch on a sun-drenched terrace or savouring an intimate dinner. The village’s blend of authentic flavours and warm hospitality ensures a memorable dining experience for both residents and tourists alike.

Local Amenities

The town of Benijofar offers many local amenities right on your doorstep. You will find an array of shops to include traditional grocers and butchers, bakeries, clothes shops, pharmacies, banks, hair and beauty salons and more. There is also a Mercadona just a couple of minutes away which is the Spanish equivalent of UK supermarkets like Tesco or Morrisons. There is a weekly market on Tuesday mornings offering fresh fruit and vegetables at great prices and much more.

As well as the shops mentioned you will also find health care services including a dentist and medical clinic as well as solicitors and more. Should you wish, you could easily shop for all of your daily essentials in Benijofar without the need to leave the town.

The two neighbouring towns of Rojales and Formentera also have much to offer and fill any gaps such as opticians and vets. They also have schools should they be required. Both Rojales and Formentera are less than 5 minutes from Benijofar.

If you are into your fitness there is a large public sports centre nearby with an indoor heated pool. There are also several private gyms to choose from.

As well as offering so much itself, Benijofar is located near several larger towns and cities offering large shopping centres, bars, restaurants, clubs, family leisure facilities and much more. Torrevieja for example is just a 10-15 minute drive away and offers shopping centres, hospitals, marinas, a lovely esplanade, a water park and so on. Benijofar is also just a 10-15 minute drive from the famous La Zenia Boulevard. You will never be short of anything to do! Below is a list of other towns and cities you can drive to with ease from Benijofar, all with something different to offer.

Alicante – 40 minutes

Benidorm – 1 hour

Cartagena – 50 minutes

La Manga strip – 50 minutes

Murcia – 45 minutes

Mar Menor – 30 minutes

Golf near Benijofar

If you are looking to buy a property in Spain and enjoy a round of golf then Benijofar is the place for you. With in excess of 15 golf courses within a 30 minute drive, you will never find yourself wishing you had more of a choice.

The two closest courses with Benijofar located between the two are La Finca Golf Course in Algorfa and the La Marquesa Golf and Country Club in Ciudad Quesada. Others nearby include Las Colinas Golf and Country Club, Vistabella Golf and Villamartin Golf to name a few. Villamartin Golf Course is now one of the most recognised golf courses on the Costa Blanca. You area also within driving distance of the neighbouring Murcia region and the many more golf courses here.

Beaches near Benijofar

When buying property in Spain, being close to the beach is an important requirement for many. Benijofar is located just 8km inland from the Orihuela Costa on the southern Costa Blanca and the beautiful beaches of Guardamar. The area boasts around 12 km of stunning white sandy beaches and many hold the flue flag badge.

Of course, water sports are big in this part of the region. Every type is catered for here including windsurfing, underwater diving, sailing, and water-skiing, jet skiing and canoeing.

A top-class marina also has its home at Guardamar. The marina is located at the mouth of the river and offers some 498 moorings.

Benijofar is also just a 30 minute drive from the famous Mar Menor, a large coastal salt water lagoon offering warm, shallow waters.

Whether you are a sun worshiper looking for a white sandy beach, a water sports fanatic or just want somewhere pretty for a stroll, there is something here for everyone.

Property for Sale in Benijofar

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