The surrounding area
The village Benissa was one of the first and oldest villages of the Costa Blanca. There where findings from the prehistorie and Roman age, but in 1248 the first larger group inhabitants arrived.
The oldest buildings in town where built in the beginning of the 17th century.
The Tourist office in Benissa has all highlights on their website.
For great wining and dining you'll find plenty in the area near the house. There are to many restaurants to write down, but closeby there are two special ones:
Because of it's location Baladrar beachbar is special. It has a great view from the terrace over sea and on the rock of Ifach:
Look at the website of Baladrar beachbar
Also La Paillotte is close to the house, and on the coast. It has a more formal character but still has a lovely tropical atmosphere. It has a very good menu in a some higher price range. Commonly you need to reserve here.
Look at the website of La Paillotte
In Spain, excellent wines are made and there are some nearby bodegas to visit:
22km from the house is Peter Arnold Wines.
20km from the house is Bodega Museo Maserof.
In the vicinity of Benissa are three golf courses.
Club de Golf Ifach is three kilometers from villa Pendulo. Beside the green there also are three tennis courts and a swimmingpool.
Micheta Street 5
Tel +34 966 49 71 14
See the website of Club de Golf Ifach
Jávea also has a lovely golf course.
Club de Golf Jávea, Carretera Jávea, 5A
03726 El Poble Nou de Benitatxell
Tel +34 965 79 18 13
See the website of Club de Golf Jávea
In Altea is the third golf course.
Club de Golf Don Cayo, Urbanización Sierra Altea
03599 Altea la Vella
Tel +34 965 84 80 46
See the website of Club de Golf Don Cayo
Moraira has a Miniature golf facility.
Two kilometres from the house is the Buena Vista tennis club with eight tennis courts. Non only members, but also guests are welcomed. There is a fitness facility, dance studio and Sauna. The club offers yoga, zumba, pilates and bootcamp lessons.
Carrer del Tudó 36, 03720 Benissa
Tel.+34 96 574 7867
There are three PADI diving centres close by. In Benissa (6 km) is Buceo Les Basetes:
Tel.+34 695 19 97 02
See the website of Buceo Les Basetes
In Moraira is Scuba Moraira (5km):
Tel.+34 966 49 20 06
See the website of Scuba Moraira
Also in Moraira is Centro de Buceo La Galera (7km):
Tel.+34 966 49 20 06
See the website of Centro de Buceo La Galera
As usual you can rent scuba gear at these diving centers.
There are two sailing schools near Villa Pendulo.
In the harbour of Moraira is Barcos & Cosas, a sailing school with botes sizing from Optimist to 25 foot yachts:
See the website of Barcos & Cosas
Lasantipodas is a catamaran- surf- and waterski school. You also can rent botes and other materials here:
See the website of Lasantipodas
5. Amusement parks
In Benidorm on a forty kilometres distance lies Aqualandia, one of world's biggest waterparks. 150.000 square meters water fun. Aqualandia is opened from May until the end of September.
See the website of Aqualandia
Also in Benidorm is Mundomar, a sea aquarium parc. Enjoy spectacular shows with dolphins and sea lions.
See the website of Mundomar
There is an amusement park with exciting rides like rollercoasters.
See the website of the Terramitica Park
In Algar at 36 kilometers from the house is DinoPark Algar. You can walk around between huge dinos, swim and go to the 3D cinema.
See the website of DinoPark Algar
6. SunbathingThe house has a big swimming pool with comfortable sun beds, but there are also blue flag beaches on a ten minutes' drive. In Calpe are the bigger beaches which are lively with pubs and restaurants. Benissa and Moraira have beaches which are more quiet and relaxing.
Between Moraira and Calpe is a long hiking trail beside the sea. The path runs by steep cliffs, beaches and picturesque harbours. Different than other parts of Spain the vicinity of Benissa is very green. There are several nature resorts. The Ifach natural reserve in Calpe, known of the giant rock rising from the sea is one of them.
The tourist office of Benissa described a view walking trails.