The town of Benissa, which has just over 10,000 inhabitants, is a clear representative of what has made the expansion of tourism possible along the entire Levantine coast. In addition to the obvious attraction of its beaches and bays, it offers the possibility of diving and other sea sports, such as sailing. Inland, and without leaving the municipal district, we find the area that becomes mountainous, with Sierra de Oltá, La Solana, Malla Verda and Bernia mountains, which provide us with the attractions of the flora and fauna, together with the viewpoints from which we can contemplate the great attraction of this province, with an accumulation of small villages, urbanisations, mountain areas, coves and cliffs… Really an extraordinary offer.
To complete this great tourist offer, towns like Benissa add their interesting history, which goes back to the first prehistoric settlements in this place that were reflected in the cave paintings in the rural area of Pinos, or its past with a Moorish population, or its history linked to the need to defend itself from attacks by Berber pirates.
After the expulsion of the Moors the village was walled.
The growth of the town has been constant, but unlike other towns in Alicante, a good part of the town preserves traditional houses and a design far from modernity, without large avenues or buildings.