Explore the area

Hotel La Madrugada is located on a unique hillside location overlooking the surrounding hills, mountains and Mediterranean Sea. The nearest town of Benissa is just a few minutes away by car. Located between small orchards, olive groves and Spanish fincas – Boutique Hotel La Madrugada offers you a quiet and peaceful hideaway. But sights and activities are never far away.


Benissa is one of the oldest towns on the Costa Blanca. Our hotel is located just 5 minutes drive away from the town. The medieval town centre has been largely preserved with its town square, narrow streets and churches. Ironwork balconies and heraldic shields decorate the historic buildings.

Besides the hillside town, the municipality of Benissa also has 4 km of coastline linking the towns of Moraira and Calpe. The Benissa Costa is home to some beautiful rocky coves, sandy beaches and beautiful small bays. These include the sandy beach at Cala de la Fustera, small Cala dels Pinets, rocky Cala de La Llobella, cliffside Cala l’Advocat and pebble beach Cala Baladrar. There is a walking path connecting Calpe with the bays along the Benissa coast. The crystal clear waters are ideal for snorkeling and diving.


The coastal town of Calpe is famous for its sandy beaches stretching long and wide either side of the iconic Peñón de Ifach rock. Stroll through the historic center and you will find dozens of small boutiques, bars and restaurants. Also keep an eye out for other highlights including the remains of a Roman settlement with the Els banyas de la Reina (the queen’s baths), the flooded salt flats, a bird sanctuary for migratory birds, the Gothic Catholic church and the 18th-century tower of La Peça.

10 minutes drive from the hotel.

Peñón de Ifach

Conquer the 332 meter high rock in the natural park next to Calpe fishing port and enjoy the view of Calpe, Benissa and the Costa Blanca.

15 minutes drive from the hotel.


Upmarket coastal town with a history dating back to the prehistory. Together with neighboring El Portet it is home to 8 kilometers of coastline backed by mountains and vineyards. There are several nice small bays with crystal clear water and beach side restaurants. A visit to Moraira and the many beautiful beaches is on the to-do list of most of our guests.

20 minutes drive from the hotel.


Unique mountain village, concealed like an eagle’s nest between the rocks. The town was founded in the 12th century by the Moors and home to several historic buildings and museums. Equally impressive is the surrounding mountain landscape and the lake formed by the Rio Guadalest river.

50 minutes drive from the hotel.

Fuentes Del Algar

High in the mountains above Altea you can find the Algar and Salto de Bolulla waterfalls. have a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of the waterfalls.

40 minutes drive from the hotel.


This historic coastal city is the perfect location for a day trip. You will find several nice shops, restaurants and a large marina. Dénia is home to a large Moorish castle built on a large rock in the 11th and 12th century. After making the climb up to the Castell de Denia you are rewarded with views around the sea, the city and the surrounding area.

25 minutes drive from the hotel


Coastal town Altea is famous for the white houses and considered one of the most beautiful towns along the Costa Blanca. At the top of a hill lies the old part of the town where many artists and artisans display their work in the summer.

25 minutes drive from the hotel

Jalon Market

Every Saturday from 7:00 until 15:00 there is a renowned market in the nearby town of Jalon. On the market you can find anything from arts and crafts to antiques.

10 minutes drive from the hotel


Alicante Airport (ALC) is the nearest airport.

55 minutes drive from the hotel / 89 kilometers.

Valencia Airport (VLC) is the second nearest airport.

1 hour 11 minutes drive from the hotel / 123 kilometers.