Benijófar: The Pearl of the Costa Blanca
The town of Benijofar is located on the south east coast of Spain, just 10 minutes away from the white sandy beaches of Guardamar and close to the Sierra of Orihuela mountains, an area which is known as the lower valley of the River Segura. The surroundings of this region are made up of traditional agricultural land, stunning natural backdrops which result in the one of the representative towns of the province, a jewel, if you if you will of the Costa Blanca. In actual fact, the very name of Benijofar originates from the arabic “son of the pearl”, making Benijofar the actual pearl of the Costa Blanca.
This small/ big town south of the province of Alicante is made up of 4200 inhabitants and is just 8km from the beaches of Guardamar. Its peoples, although many are north European, are very active in the daily goings on of the town, mixing in the narrow streets of the older part of the town and enjoying the relaxed Mediterranean life.