Boutique Hotel El Capricho: Experience the Cherry Festival in Vall de Gallinera  

This June, immerse yourself in the vibrant Cherry Festival in the picturesque Vall de Gallinera. Scheduled for the weekend of June 8th and 9th, this event is a celebration of local culture, delicious cherries, and community spirit. Organized by the Ayuntamiento de la Vall de Gallinera, the festival takes place in the charming village of Benialí.


Festival Highlights

The festivities kick off on Saturday, June 8th. Start your day with an interpretative excursion from Benirrama to Benialí. This low-difficulty hike begins at 8:30 am and lasts for two hours, offering breathtaking views of the valley.

At 10 am, the fair officially opens with a lively performance by Benibatuka. Throughout the day, from 11 am to 7 pm, enjoy popular games and a pottery workshop in the church square. For those interested in agriculture, don’t miss the 11 am talk by Eladio Arnalte, a professor at the UPV, discussing agriculture and rural environment trends. Following this, a round table on cooperatives and rural development will take place at noon in the Town Hall building.

Music lovers will appreciate the 1 pm performance by ‘The Walkintet’ at the pelota court. At 2 pm, join the community for a popular lunch featuring “arroz al horno,” snacks, and desserts for just 8€. Later, at 5 pm, witness a cherry showcooking demonstration by Jordi Morera, renowned chef of the Àpunt programme ‘La Cuina de Morera’.

The fun continues with the international cherry stone throwing competition at 6 pm on La Font Street. At 6:30 pm, enjoy a performance by the Puigpunyent Mallorcan dance group at the pelota court. The evening concludes with a popular dinner at 9 pm (tíquets 8€) and a lively performance by Trocamba Matanuska and DJ Xuquer at 11 pm.

Stay at Boutique Hotel El Capricho

Enhance your festival experience by staying at the Boutique Hotel El Capricho. Nestled in the heart of Vall de Gallinera, this charming hotel offers a serene retreat infused with history and personalized service. Once an olive press dating back to 1851, the hotel has been meticulously transformed by Dutch owners Werner and Lisa into a boutique haven.

At Boutique Hotel El Capricho, every room tells a story, blending rustic charm with modern comforts. Guests can enjoy the tranquil spa offering various wellness treatments. 

The hotel’s commitment to personalized service ensures a memorable stay. Guests can tailor their experience with bespoke packages, including romantic dinners, massages, and wellness activities. The hotel also offers luxurious bath products and a selection of herbal teas to enhance your relaxation.

In addition to the spa, the lush surroundings of Vall de Gallinera provide ample opportunities for exploration. The verdant landscape, dotted with almond groves and ancient ruins, offers a picturesque backdrop for hiking and nature walks.

Book your stay at Boutique Hotel El Capricho and enjoy a perfect blend of cultural festivities and relaxation. For more details and reservations, visit Hotel Capricho.

Contact Information

Boutique hotel El Capricho

Carrer Trinquet 7, 03787 Beniali Alicante


For more information about the Cherry Festival, contact: 966 406 553 / 699 762 815 or visit

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