Senija – The Essential Tourist Guide from Local Residents…

Enjoy our quick guide to Senija, a village found in the province of Alicante as well as Spain’s autonomous community of Valencia.

Below we feature an expat interview with Vanessa Crocker-Dean of Hello2Spain who covers the area of Senija.

Specifically, we wanted to know from Vanessa the various advantages of going and moving to Senija and the value for money that you can get should you decide to stay permanently on this part of Spain’s Costa Blanca.


Vista de Senija des de Benissa – Photo by Joan Banjo, Wikimedia Commons

Where is Senija?

Senija is a municipality of Valencia, Spain. Located in the northeast of the province of Alicante, in the region of Marina Alta. It has 658 inhabitants (INE 2007).


Senija lies at the foot of a small mountain, looking to continue this. The relief of the municipality is wavy.

How does one get there?

It is located on the left side of the A-7 from which you can access by taking people out in Benissa. It is also connected by road from Parcent, crosses Jalon.


In the municipality of Senija is also the nucleus of Comet population.

Neighboring localities

It borders the towns of Benissa, Gata de Gorgos and Llíber.


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Ajuntament de Senija – Photo by Joan Banjo, Wikimedia Commons

In the sixteenth century was populated exclusively Moriscos had 34 families in 1563, they were 52 in 1602. In 1622, after the expulsion of the Moors in 1609, shows a population of 33 Christian families, figures significantly lower than in the last years of the Moorish.

In the seventeenth century the family pertencía of Zapata, gentlemen mercaderos. In 1794 already had 121 families were primarily involved in the production of raisins and grapes export destination.


Its economy is primarily agricultural and predominantly dry farming of vines, almonds, olives, carob and cereals. Many of his neighbors also work in the service sector of the coastal towns nearby.

What are the fiestas and festivals in Senija?

Festivities. It is celebrated in honor of the Virgin of the Helpless and Santa Catalina Martir during the first weekend of May.

Summer Festival. First weekend of August: Celebrations in the departure of the Comet 14; and August 15: Feast of the Assumption

Hello2Spain logo, bigger Vanessa, thank you so much for sharing this information on your experiences in Spain to our readers. If you want to contact her, you can find her details below.


Marques de Campo, 6, 03700 Denia
Tel. +34 672 208 879

The video below shows various interesting places in Senija.

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