The origins of the village lie in the times of Roman domination, an era when baths were the main focus. The twelfth century Muslim geographer and chronicler, Idrisi, links the town to Roman hot springs at a health spring, known as the Poznilla fountain.
Bentarique is where a valuable Muslim treasure was found dating back to the fifteenth century, consisting of valuable pieces of metalwork and is on show in the National Archaeological Museum in Madrid. It has about 240 inhabitants.
Sol I Daria Alpujarra Hotel is a 1-star property located in Bentarique. With a shared lounge, the 1-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The hotel features family rooms.