BENITACHELL/POBLE NOU DE BENITATXELL, EL
Locality: BENITATXELL, EL POBLE NOU DE
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The main economic activity of Alquería de Javea, declared an independent town in 1698, is the provision of services and agriculture, especially the growing of Muscatel grapes. Though its district is quite small the village is located some distance from its coastal area, which comprises two coves - the Cala Llebeig cove and the los Tiestos cove for naturists. The coast is craggy and inaccessible and, until recently, the dangerous activity of Pesqueras was carried out. This consisted of fishing by hand whilst seated on a wattle platform with the legs dangling over. The platform was reached by descending the cliff using a rope ladder.
Arroc amb peix (rice with fish) and baked rice.
Wickerwork, rattan, pajaza (raw corn), palm and esparto work.
Church of St Mary Magdalene.
Name of Councillor:
Silvia Mayans Cabrera
Festivals and Events:
Moors and Christians pageants are held during the second weekend of July.
Take the road to the port of Moraira from Jávea; the locality can also be reached from the N-332 via Teulada. 85 km from Alicante and 38 km from Benidorm.
Tour of the town:
Peak of Puig de Llorença, Cala de Moraig and Cova dels Arcs, Playa Los Tiestos.
Scuba diving in the Cova dels Arcs.
LA MARINA ALTA
Number inhabitants 2006