Finestrat is a municipality in the Valencian Community located in the province of Alicante, in the Marina Baja region and has about 6,000 inhabitants. Finestrat means Window to the Sea and and is one of the smallest towns in Alicante province.
As in the entire Costa Blanca you can in Finestrat enjoy excellent typical Spanish food. Some of its best known dishes are: the “arròs amb fesols i naps“, the “Coca turned” (a kind of poached wheat flour pasta pie, which contains vegetables, sausages, fish and salted fish), the ” Coca boba and Tarongetes (a kind of meat balls, with corn flour, which are cooked once seasoned and blended with egg, with stew broth).
Let’s not forget its fish and seafood, there are numerous restaurants in the La Cala area, and the good wines of the Region.
Finestrat is situated 12 kilometres from Benidorm and 55 kilometres from Alicante International Airport. Accessed by road via the motorway AP-7 and exit 65-A, from where a local road connects to the town. Finestrat can also be accessed directly from the N-332.
The old town is located inland but there is also about 267 metres of coast from Punta del Tossal to Cala de Finestrat. Finestrat is a beautiful coastal town that is also mountainous. It combines the cosmopolitan appeal of its cozy and family-friendly beach destination «La Cala», with the silence of the 1410 meter high peaks of the «Puig Campana». The old town of Finestrat is located 5 kilometers from the beach on a hill. Along the hillside, run narrow streets of Moorish origin through stunning whitewashed and colorful houses.
Cala Finestrat is a sandy beach, surrounded by hills, with warm and clear water. Despite that it is located only 3 km south of Benidorm, it is much less crowded, so one can enjoy the beach during the day, and at night select between the quiet evenings of Cala Finestrat and Benidorm’s vibrant life with its many bars and clubs.
Cala Finestrat is also ideal for family holidays, and not just because the beach with its gentle slope is very safe for children, but also because of the wide range of recreational activities for the little ones:
Things to do in Finestrat
Finestrat offers each month a full program of cultural and leisure activities. Of particular interest are the summer performances at the beach or in the Auditorium of Castell, situated on a nice vantage point. On Friday and Saturday there is a market in La Cala. Finestrat has two golf courses: Real Faula, a professional golf course designed by renowned golfer Jack Nicklaus, and Golf Course Sierra Cortina. Finestrat is the perfect base for a golfing holiday.
Airports near to Finestrat
Alicante is the best-placed airport for travel abroad, and like any major city, offers a variety of destinations and price points for the budget conscious. The working day is often seasonal, with later opening hours over the summer months, and many businesses still close during traditional siesta hours.
Alicante Airport (IATA: ALC, ICAO: LEAL), also known as Alicante-Elche Airport, is currently the fifth largest airport in Spain and is the gateway to the Costa Blanca resort region, serving both the Valencia Community and the Region of Murcia. It is located 9 kilometres southwest of Alicante city. Growing in size continuously over the past years, in March 2011 the airport got a brand new terminal building, replacing the old two terminals.
Corvera Murcia Airport is a new Airport in Murcia. Several airlines are flying in and out of Corvera Murcia Airport, covering an increasing number of flight routes. Corvera replaces Murcia San Javier Airport (for civilian flights) and is also run by AENA (the official airport authority). It has significant scope to handle many more additional routes.
Valencia Airport ( VLC ) also known as Manises Airport, is the tenth-busiest Spanish airport in terms of passengers and second in the region after Alicante. It is situated 8 km (5.0 mi) west of the city of Valencia, in Manises. The airport has flight connections to about 20 European countries and 5.79 million passengers passed through the airport in 2016.
A new regional terminal, expanded car parking facilities and apron area have been recently constructed in time for the 2007 America’s Cup. The runway has been also lengthened by 50 m (160 ft). The airport has one terminal and one runway. The former runway 04/22 is not in use and has no ILS but has a helipad at the southwestern end.
It is the main base of Iberia’s regional carrier Air Nostrum. Irish low-cost airline Ryanair used the airport as a hub since 2007 but decided to close it in November 2008 following a dispute over subsidies by the airport authorities. Since then the airline has continued to operate out of Valencia but as a relatively large destination airport, and not a base.
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The Costa Blanca is one of the favorite destinations for both Spaniards and Europeans to buy a 2nd home. One of the main reasons for this great influx of visitors is (besides the unrivalled climate Costa Blanca offers) the immaculate beaches stretching along the Alicante coastline. But the Costa Blanca has much more to offer in all aspects. From its mouth-watering culinary delights to the wide range of inland activities to be practiced locally. The Costa Blanca is a place to be enjoyed at any time of the year. Read more about buying a property in Finestrat.
Destinations on Costa Blanca North
Costa Blanca – Costa Blanca North – Alicante – Valencia – Albir – Alcalali – Alfaz del Pi – Altea – Benidoleig – Benidorm – Benilloba – Benissa – Benitachell – Calpe – Denia – El Vergel – Finestrat – Gata de Gorgos – Jalon – Javea – La Nucia – Lliber – Moraira – Orba – Parcent – Polop – Pedreguer – Teulada – Torrellano – Villajoyosa