Benijofar, small, pleasant, rural holiday village between the coast of the Costa Blanca and the mountains

Benijofar is a small rural village in the province of Alicante in the region of Valencia. It is one of the small municipalities neighbouring the larger town of Rojales and takes its name from the Arab word Yauhar, which means “son of a pearl”. Benijofar is easily accessible by plane. Both Alicante and Murcia airports are only 30 minutes away by car. This agreeable village owes its success with holidaymakers to its ideal situation. Close to the Sierra Nevada and its surrounding countryside and also only 10 and 15 minutes respectively from the resorts of Guardamar del Segura and Torrevieja.

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Benijofar, a Garden of Eden with an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables

Benijofar covers an area of only 4 km2 and has around 4,000 inhabitants, who live principally by growing fruit and vegetables. Benijofar is part of the Vega Baja region, renowned for its luxuriant countryside. It is not for nothing that Benijofar is also known as “the land of Orange Blossom”. The Vega Baja region owes its richness to the Rio Segura river, which runs through the countryside of Benijofar. This scenic area has many lemon trees. During the period from November to March, you will find an abundance of lemons, oranges and mandarins. In Benijofar many different sorts of melon are also cultivated, of which the melon chino, honeydew melon, is the most famous. As well as all these fruits, you will also find plenty of vegetables such as tomatoes, broccoli, artichokes and aubergines. All this local produce, ripened by the sun, can be found daily at the different markets in Benijofar and the surrounding areas.

Benijofar, holiday ambiance and attractions of this rural village and its surroundings

  • The watermill of Rio Segura, called La Noria in Spanish, is the only attraction in Benijofar itself.
  • Apart from the mill, Benijofar does not offer much to see and do, but is a great base from which to set off for different trips and activities during the day. However, you will find all that you need in Benijofar, pleasant little squares, restaurants, bars, shops and hypermarkets.
  • Benijofar is only 15 minutes away from the beautiful resorts of Guardamar del Segura and Torrevieja, where you can enjoy sun, sea and sand all year round thanks to the warm Mediterranean climate. You have many different possibilities to practise water sports such as rowing, diving and sailing in these resorts.
  • Various golf courses are available in the Benijofar area. The Costa Blanca is well known as a golfer’s paradise.• You can take excursions to the larger towns such as Murcia, Alicante and Elche from Benijofar.
  • The leisure park of El Secano offers different facilities for sport and relaxation.

  • During your stay in Benijofar you should definitely visit the neighbouring town of Rojales. For the many sights such as the inhabited caves, the Shell House, the famous bridge of Segura, the watermill and the museums showing rural life over the years, it is well worth taking the time, perhaps to picnic in the grounds of the museum, and spend a captivating day here.
  • Near Torrevieja, there are two natural parks: La Mata Laguna and La Mata Torrevieja, with their salt water lakes. The different watchtowers offer magnificent views over this natural landscape. The various access points by the lakes allow you to admire the richness of the protected flora and fauna.Are you looking for a rural and peaceful holiday destination that offers sun and sea on one hand and interesting excursions on the other? Then Benijofar is without doubt the best choice for you.


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