Let’s take you to a charming rural corner of the Guadalest valley in an unforgettable setting. Get ready and come with us on a trip.
Benimantell, in La Marina Baixa in Alicante, is a small town of narrow hilly streets surrounded by precious countryside that maintains its quaint rural character. Come and discover this gem and everything it has to offer.
What to do in Benimantell
The typical farmhouses, their grid layout harking back to Arab origins, still form part of Benimantell’s idyllic landscape, and boast pretty religious ceramic tiles, outdoor washing rooms and a terraced landscape that serves as a picturesque backdrop. A short walk will take you to Plaza Mayor where the parish church dedicated to San Vicente Mártir is situated, and you’ll also get the chance to feel the tranquil friendly atmosphere of the town.
In the surrounding countryside you can choose from a number of hiking trails to explore Sierra de Aitana, with its dry stone walls, ancient icehouses and castle ruins. Going in search of the thousand-year-old olive trees and the ancient country houses and farmyards dotted around is another great way of getting to know Benimantell. And don’t forget to visit the old stone fountains Molí, Arc, Pi and Salines, to name only a few; great spots to visit while walking in the area.
For people who love outdoor sports and adventures, Benimantell is a real paradise for climbing. It has great climbing spots, and also experts in the sport available to guide you on your learning experience if you’re not already a keen climber. As for hiking routes, you’ve got trails like Penya Roc, Diví, Placas del Eco, Barranc de l’Arc and many more to explore. And Canyoning is another activity to add to your list while you're in Benimantell.
Lastly, don’t leave Benimantell without trying the delicious typical dish olleta de blat, a stew with wheat grains, or tasty mintxos, stuffed savoury pastries. You ready for your visit?