Alcalalí is a very small village, with just over 1000 inhabitants, which is located next to the Gorgos river, near Benarrossa, Jalón and Parcent.
Its history, like that of other towns in this area, was linked to the Moors. After the expulsion of the Moors, it was left without population until the arrival of new inhabitants of Balearic origin.
Nowadays, what could be considered as a second repopulation has taken place, which has been linked to the tourist interest that this area of Alicante has generated. So, as in other towns, the population of foreign origin is the majority in Alcalalí. Most of these new residents are of British origin. These people have probably been attracted by the good climate, the tranquillity of the place, and the possibility, at the same time, of enjoying great leisure centres, beaches and coves, which are among the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. The coast is about 20 kilometres away.