Benijofar

Benijofar is located inland on the Southern Costa Blanca, close to the tourist resorts of Guardamar del Segura and Torrevieja.

The small town of Benijofar is popular with expats and is also close to the expat towns of Formentera del Segura, Ciudad Quesada, Algorfa, Rojales, Almoradi, San Fulgencio and Heredera.

You can see the location on this map.

Benijofar is also a popular place to stay for the summer holidays as it is close enough to the coastal resorts yet quiet enough to be able to get away from it all.

There are several golf courses close by as well as water parks in nearby Rojales and Torrevieja.


Are you an expat in Benijofar? What do you like/dislike about it? Let us know in the comments box at the bottom of the page.


Nearest Airports

Benijofar has two airports less than an hour away by car which are Alicante Airport, the busiest hub to the north and Murcia Airport to the south.

There are numerous golf courses on the Southern Costa Blanca and Benijofar is closest to the La Finca Golf Course in Algorfa and the La Marquesa Golf and Country Club in Ciudad Quesada.

Restaurants

Benijofar is a small town with a little more than four thousand permanent inhabitants, many of which have retired in the town or are running successful businesses. Good restaurants to eat out at in Benijofar according to the Trip Advisor include The Yellow Rose of Texas, Auberge, Catorce, Restaurante Chino and El Bodegon Granaino.

Hotels – Accommodation

Benijofar itself doesn’t have any hotels and the nearest hotels can be found in Formentera del Segura, Rojales, Torrevieja, Algorfa and Guardamar del Segura. There are many self catering options available if you choose to rent an apartment or a villa by the week.

Nearest Beaches

The nearest and best beaches to Benijofar are about fifteen minutes away by car and are some of the best beaches on the Southern Costa Blanca, at Guardamar del Segura and Torrevieja. There are also regular bus services from Benijofar to Guardamar del Segura and Torrevieja with easy access to the beaches.

See the latest temperatures and weather here.

Nightlife

The Plaza Constitucion is the place to go for the evening and spend time visiting the bars and pubs and enjoying some of the nightlife that Benijofar has to offer. Temptations is the pace to be on a Saturday night where you can enjoy the disco and karaoke party including a half priced happy hour.

Walking Holidays

Benijofar is also good to enjoy a walking holiday as there are some fabulous trails along the banks of the Segura River as well as taking a drive to the town of Rojales and then taking a walk to the village of Formentera.

Markets

Market day takes place near the church on a Tuesday in Benijofar and is a very colourful experience.

Property

If you are thinking of a second home in Benijofar you can make contact with Vincent Real Estate who will not only show you the homes that they currently have on their books but will give you the inside tips of life in Benijofar.

Tourist Offices

Currently there is no official tourist information office in Benijofar.

You could however go in to the nearby tourist office in Rojales, Almoradi or Torrevieja.

The video below shows film of Benijofar’s town centre:


Are you an expat in Benijofar? What do you like/dislike about it? Let us know in the comments box at the bottom of the page.


Moving to Benijofar

If you are thinking of moving to Benijofar, then you must read our expat interview with Damon Haymes of Casas Manuel below:

Damon, what would you say would be the advantages to living in Benijofar compared to other Costa Blanca towns?

Benijofar is one of the villages that makes up the Vega Baja area on the Costa Blanca South. It is a lovely village with a charming church and an attractive square/plaza. In Benijofar there are a lot of places to visit, for instance the Casa de Cultura where concerts and shows take place all year round.

What are your favourite things to do in the area?

In Benijofar you can also find a walking and cycling route and the three crosses viewpoint. If you are a nature lover you must visit the Cañada Marsa Park and El Secano Park which are open all year round.

Are there many facilities such as doctors and dentists, shops etc?

Benijofar has also a great number of services and amenities such as restaurants (Spanish and International), tapas bars, shops, a local school, banks, municipal swimming pool, and sport facilities for all ages, along with good transport links and much more.

Every Tuesday the weekly street market takes place in Benijofar, here you will find all type of food, clothes and all what you need.

How does one get there?

Benijofar is located just 10km from the beaches of Guardamar del Segura and around 12km from Torrevieja. Alicante airport and the Murcia-San Javier airport are located around 30-35 minutes by car from Benijofar.

Damon, thank you so much for taking the time to help our readers with your experiences in Spain. If you want to contact him, you can find his details below.

Casas Manuel logoCasas Manuel

15 Av. Federico Garcia Lorca
Benijofar 03178
Tel/Fax: +34 966 714 719
Email: info@casasmanuel.com
Website: www.casasmanuel.com

La Zenia office:

C/ Maestro Torralba 2
C. Comercial Zenia Golf
La Zenia 03189


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Comments

  1. Stephen Grange says:

    I wonder if it is possible to show a picture of Benijofar Town square rather than benimar in the main review. Benimar is an urbanisation, whereas the plaza de la constitucion, featuring the main square and fountains in the centre of the town. Also it is possible to update the restaurant listings.

    Thank you.

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