Benissa is divided into two parts: the inland part which is more the administrative and commercial centre, and traditionally Spanish in its character; then Benissa Costa which is effectively a seamless, southerly extension of Moraira’s residential development. Between these two halves of Benissa is a stretch of campo (countryside) which has many nice fincas and country villas dotted about the vine terraces and citrus groves.

Benissa represents the start of the serious hunting ground of quality villas which extends beyond Javea to Mount Montgo. There are many residential areas here; many with sea views, some close to beaches or the local golf course, others closer to the countryside.

This is a mature and established most of the opportunities here are either apartments or linked villa/townhouse complexes. There are some areas of private villas, of particular note is the residential area leading down to the charming small harbour of Puerto Blanca.