Abanilla is located about 1 hour 15 minutes drive inland to the west of Alicante airport and is about 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Murcia San Javier airport. The capital city of Murcia is around 35 kilometres.
Built on the lower slopes of the mountain El Zulum, some of the streets are so very steep and Abanilla enjoys views across the fertile landscape towards the Sierra de la Pila National Park. The town is a labyrinth of narrow streets connecting to the picturesque squares with their fountains and monuments.
Buildings of monumental significance in Abanilla include the La Iglesia de San José (the Church of San José) (18th century) and El Sagrado Corazón (Sacred Heart). Its situation between Aragon and Castile made it a strategic location during the Reconquest; the festival of the Holy Cross in May evokes these battles between Moors and Christians The surrounding area to Abanilla is very fertile, with many fruit and nut trees.