The village is 88 km far from Alicante, 50 km from Benidorm and about 105 km from the city of Valencia. It belongs to the Marina Alta region and is approximately 23 km far from Denia, capital of the region. It is some 314 km above sea level and has an area of 18.45 km2. The Morro d’en Serra is the highest point of the municipality with a height of 1001 m. The main outstanding heights in this municipality are El Cavall Verd (793 m), La Peña del Altar (999 m), La Solana (793 m) and El Mirabó (691 m).
Beni in Arab means “House of…” or “Son of…”, which confirms that this village was lead by a Morisc person or family.
There is another hypothesis in Severino Giner's book. Guerri tells that the name Benigembla could come from 'Baniambla', the name of an Arab family related to the formation of the farmhouse.
This village has a peculiarity unlike the rest. In all documents speaking about the Marina Alta, Benigembla is the only place which does not appear with the same name. There is talk of minor place names in the surrounding area, or vaguely its Spanish meaning ‘Benigembla’, although these lands were settled since the prehistory according to the cave paintings of the Pla de Petracos.
History serves to place us in the present times and set a context. All this heritage has turned each of the villages in the Valle de Pop into what it is today.