Benitachell or El Poble De Benitatxell located in the municipaliy of Marina Alta. The population of Benitachell is 4130, and this is spread over an area of 12.65km2.
Benitachell is a small Spanish village, nestled between Javea and Moraira in Costa Blanca North Spain. Benitachell is just off the A-7 motorway, and is about an hours drive from Alicante Airport.
Benitachell is only a 5-minute drive to either Javea Beach or Moraira Beach, two of Spain’s beautiful beaches with stunning Coastlines.
With Benitachell being located so close to beaches and being easily accessible from Alicante Airport, many Expats choose to live in this picturesque village all year round. Purchasing and renting properties in Benitachell is also a lot more affordable than it´s neighbouring towns of Moraira and Javea. It is also popular for tourists, as it provides the best of both worlds for those tourists wanting a more peaceful holiday, and only being a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist towns of Javea and Moraira.
There are two schools in Benitachell, CEIP Santa Maria Magdalena- A Public Spanish school that teaches children from the ages of 3 – 11. From here the pupils would then move on to the Instituto Pueblo javea or IES de Teulada
Or you could choose to send your children to the Lady Elizabeth school in Benitachell. Lady Elizabeth is a Private International School which takes students from the ages of 15 months to 18 years. Lady Elizabeth school specialises in the English Curriculum.
Benitachell has it´s own police station in the centre of the village, which is open 24hrs. The police station has its own website with contact details attached.
In addition to the amenities listed such as supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants and police stations, Benitachell has it own Medical Centre within the village. To attend this medical centre however you will need a Sip card (A personal and non-transferable card that allows you access to the Spanish health care system. Holders of the SIP card are entitled to receive the same care as Spanish Nationals. You will need to be a resident of Spain, Pensioner from a European country and receive a state pension), which can be obtained by signing on the Padron proving that you live in Benitachell. If you are holidaying in Benitachell, and therefor are not eligible for a sip card there are many Private healthcare centres that you could visit instead.
There are 4 Supermarkets in the Village of Benitachell, plenty of choice for you to do your weekly shop, and many having fresh meat, cheese counters and fresh bakeries.
· Pepe La Sal
Benitachell has its own local market that runs every Wednesday morning. The market will give you a taste of the Spanish Culture. At Benitachell market you can fresh local Spanish produce such as Fish, Meat & seasonal fruits & vegetables. The local market also has Dairy products, Nuts, Olives, Eggs, clothes, shoes, belts and Handbags. The Spanish Spice Stall Is a particular stall to visit for those who love cooking. The products at the Benitachell market are of the highest quality and much fresher than those at many supermarkets, and you will find the prices cheaper. Most Spanish locals choose to do their shopping at the local markets.
Benitachell also has it own Pharmacy in the village on Carrer Les Capelletes. Opening times very with each independent pharmacy, so it is always best to check individual pharmacies open times. There is always a 24hr emergency pharmacy open. Each Pharmacy in the area takes it in turns to provide this service.
In case of any mechanical problems you may have, you will not need to travel far….. Thankfully there are a number of Garages in Benitachell that can service you car or help fix any repairs needed. Most Garages do have English-speaking employees, or they speak enough English to get your point across!
To have piece of mind, you are best to get good car insurance cover in Spain! For Car insurance or any type of insurance for that matter, There is a very highly rated Insurance Company right here in Benitachell that offers the best priced insurance policies for Health Care, Car insurance, Pet insurance, House insurance, Holiday home insurance, Just about any insurance you could think of! For a free quotation contact www.insuranceinspain.com
For those who wish to go to Church here in Spain, Benitachell has an English speaking non-denominational church. Residents and holidaymakers are all welcome. Benitachell Christian Fellowship Church- Church service times and Location of the Church.
Benitachell is a lovely Spanish village with a great local community; there is rarely a dull moment in Benitachell, as the Fiestas calendar will show. Spanish people are notorious for enjoying a party, and when they celebrate the fiestas and Saints days you will see the village transformed by parades, pennents, nightly celebrations, enormous paellas and fireworks.
Benitachell´s closest beaches are the El Moraig Beach and the Coves of Los Tiestos and El Llebeig, as well as the Blue flag beaches of Javea and moraira.
For those keen golfers living or staying in Benitachell, you will find three golf clubs located nearby:
· La Sella golf course – near Denia, this also has a Gym and relaxing Spa
Benitachell has some lovely restaurants inlcuding Beniasia – a Chinese restaurant, there are also your traditional Spanish restaurants serving typical Spanish Cuisine.
As we have said before, Spain and socialising go hand in hand! If you decide to purchase a holiday home in Benitachell or even move here permanently, there are many social groups that you can join to make friends and participate in a number of different activities to while away the day, if sitting by the pool in the glorious sunshine with a cool beverage gets a bit to much.
The U3A- University of the third age, is a social group whose aims are education and stimulation of mainly retired members of the community.
The U3A have many activities ranging from Choir clubs to walking groups to bridge clubs, computer clubs and much more. The U3A even put on dinner and dances and Band nights and have branches all over Spain.
Benitachell has its own Bowls club, the only independent Bowls club on the Costa Blanca. Not only do they have a full match calendar, Benitachell Bowl’s club have 8 rinks and the club is open 7 days a week for members to practice. Added to this the busy social calendar that Benitachell bowls club has you will keep you very busy indeed.
What better way to enjoy the Spanish Countryside, than taking a guided horse back tour. The Centro Hipico in Benitachell offer just this, along with Horse ridding lessons for both adults and children. There is also an on site restaurant serving Menu del dia, Rice’s, Meats, Tapas, baguettes and snacks.
As you can see not only is Benitachell a beautiful little village in a great location, it also has all the amenities at hand that you will need to live comfortably in Spain. For an insight into living and working in Benitachell you can join the local community Facebook page Benitachell Connect, here you can buy and sell goods, ask advice from people living in the area and in some cases make new friends.
Updated 23rd Feb 2023