Benidoleig

Where is Benidolieg?
Benidoleig is situated in the middle of Alicante and Valencia. Access is via the AP7 Junction 62 follow signs to Pedreguer then take the CV733 to Benidoleig. Coordinates are: Lat: 38.792427 & Long: -0.029737

Local towns include: Orba, Denia, Pedreguer, Ondara and various other villages such as Sagra and Tormos

Local Amenities: Restaurants, bars, shops, supermarkets, medical centre, horse riding, bowls, cycling, hiking routes and then of course there are local shopping centres such as Ondara, Denia, Pedreguer, Markets to explore and buy fresh fruit and vegetables. Various schools for different ages, post office, auditorium, municipal swimming pool, art studio, bank, pharmacy, newsagent, dentist, hairdresser, florist and bakers.

 

 

 

 

The Town and some historical sites of Benidoleig

Manor house Baron of Finestrat. Parish Church of the Blood of Christ. Cave of Skulls. Throughout its 300 meters long, you can appreciate the original value of stalactites, stalagmites and beautiful domes of more than 20 meters high, is located on the same side of the road Pedreguer Benidoleig , vestiges of habitability the middle and Upper Paleolithic , dating from 130 000 15 000 BC.

History
The place name seems Benidoleig from Arabic "Dulaj bani" meaning children or descendants of Doleig. It was originally one of the many Arab farmhouses who settled on the banks of Girona. Conquered by King James I of Aragon, his first owner was Hugo de Cardona, ancestor of the Marquis of Guadalest. Later reverted back to the Crown and transferred by it to the Dukes of Mandas and Vilanova. The year 1260 was purchased by Joan Figuerola Munyós Crisòstom Julià. Ownership changed again to finish in the hands of the Baron of Santa Barbara. At the time of the expulsion of the Moors had about 50 families in 1611 was repopulated with Mallorca. In 1620 achieved the title of barony. Being Parish Tormos permuted by Benidoleig, it fell under the stewardship of Orba until 1802, when it also won the municipal independence for that population.

The local sports centre has an outdoor pool and various other activities.

Restaurants

El Cid is a very popular place to eat and socialize with various dishes on the menu including a Sunday carvery. Meeting point for activities such as Bowls, Tennis, Quiz nights, Dinner dances, Barbecues, Walking groups, and Bridge club, also a swimming pool which is great for entertaining the children whilst you can be enjoying another activity. El Temple a beautiful Spanish restaurant where you can get a menu del dia for under 10€ with an exhaustive list of food to choose from. La Lloma another traditional Spanish restaurant serving beautiful cuisine.


Fiestas
Festivities. Are held in honor of Santa Barbara during the first two weeks of August this is the main bull run, the bulls are very well looked after and only the best well-groomed bullas are used, they run down the main high street into and arena.
Other local activities: Spanish classes, pensionista club, weekly market selling fresh fruit and vegetables and a village band.
 

Beaches

INCREDIBLE. Not over crowded like most of the Costa Blanca Beaches. Miles and miles of BLUE FLAG BEACHES, beaches for everyone, quiet and secluded or the opposite with water sports such as kitesurfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, banana boats, jet skis and much more it all depends what you like to do. The main thing is the beaches are never over crowded which is why they are so popular with the Spanish. The waters are shallow so great for families with young children, no sudden drops like the Atlantic or other rough seas. Along the beaches there are nature reserves in the sand dunes and most plants are protected like most of the coastline in Valencia. Various coffee shops, bars, restaurants, gift shops, supermarkets all thriving in the summer months some of these are accessible from the beaches depending on where you go. Near the shops are the life guards and Red Cross centre.

 

 

 

 

 
 

Golf Courses

Oliva Nova Golf Course has 9 or 18 holes and you can choose which you wish to play, designed by world famous Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros. The course is next to the beach situated on a 5 star complex, there is a driving range, professional coaches for lessons for all abilities. La Sella golf course was designed by the prolific José María Olazábal in 1991. La Sella is one of the most important courses designed by the double champion of the Masters in Agusta. Javea golf course designed by Francisco Moreno and opened in 1981. The course is a gently sloping 9 hole course with well-maintained greens and fairways flanked by palm trees, pine trees and orange trees. Although it has only 9 holes, on the second time around or back nine, many of the holes are played from different tees making it virtually an 18 hole course.
 

 

International School

An important part of permanent living in Spain with children, the Lady Elisabeth schools are very popular as they are international and have a very high success rate of passing exams. There is a coach that picks up children from various other towns and takes then to school.