Benicarló is located close to the Mediterranean Sea, in the region of the Baix Maestrat, and is known from the times of the Arabs by its agricultural wealth, its vegetable gardens and its “cenias” (a special hydraulic machine). The Ilercavones, from El Puig de la Nau, already established trade with the Phoenicians and Greeks who surely brought the olive trees to this territory. Its current great agricultural wealth is in the vegetable garden: artichokes and citrus fruits, but in the dry lands there are still olive trees, carob trees and almond trees.
The total number of Benicarló’s millenary olive trees inventoried is 27 and they are quite located in the Puig, Sotà and Bovalar areas, but very distributed in diverse estates. For this reason, an “Area” has not been done like in other towns, but the town council and the Commonwealth of the Taula del Sénia did want to witness the existence of millenary olive trees in Benicarló, placing two informative posters, near where the olive trees are located, one in Sant Gregori's hermitage and another one in the "baseta del Bovalar".