Benijofar is a small village, with a population of under 4000, set on the banks of the river Segura, close to Rojales. The location offers the best of both worlds: a typically Spanish village setting, yet only a 10 minute drive from some of the most gorgeous beaches of the Costa Blanca.
Set in La Vega Baja, which is the southernmost district of Alicante province, Benijofar – like many towns and villages in this tourism-dependent area – has a large expat community. La Vega Baja is an area of lush, green plains, irrigated by the River Segura, where many of Alicante’s fruit and vegetables are grown.
Benijofar has a supermarket, shops, and plenty of bars and restaurants. The town of Rojales is within walking distance and has plenty more places to eat and drink, nightclubs, and a large Intermarche supermarket. For everything else, the lively resort of Torrevieja is only 12 kilometres away. Getting to Benijofar is easy – it’s 35 kilometres from Alicante airport and around 40 kilometres to Murcia San Javier airport.
Benijofar is a lively village, where the needs of the tourist trade are nicely balanced with a typically Spanish pace of life. In July, the village celebrates the festival of San Jaime – 6 days of feasting and fun. Benijofar has a long history, dating back to the time of the Arab conquest in the 9th-13th centuries (the name Benijofar loosely translates to “son of pearl” in Arabic).