Living in Finestrat

What to see and do in Finestrat?

Where is Finestrat?

Finestrat is a locality located in the north of the province of Alicante, Valencian Community, Spain, in the area known as Costa Blanca Norte and the region of Marina Baja.

It borders to the north with Benidorm, to the south with Villajoyosa, and inland with the municipalities of Orcheta, Sella, Benimantell, and Polop. It has Finestrat Beach and its urban nucleus is spread between the coastal area and its town center, 5 kilometers from the beach.

It has a total area of 42 square kilometers where a population of just over seven thousand inhabitants resides, a number that increases in summer due to its seasonal residents.


Why live in Finestrat?

Why live in Finestrat?

Mountain by the sea

To live in Finestrat is to live with the privilege of enjoying a mountain village in the heart of the Mediterranean.

In its old town, with its small streets, decorated with plants and flowers, you can breathe a calm and quiet air with the shelter of the mountain and the sea views.

Nature and city with Mediterranean climate

Its peculiar orography, in the foothills of Puig Campana, the highest coastal peak of the Iberian Peninsula, allows you to enjoy a climate with mild temperatures and sunny days all year round.

Here you can enjoy the outdoors choosing between the tranquility of living in a village and the comforts of the tourist area, close to the coast.

Gastronomy, leisure, mountaineering and beaches

Gastronomy, leisure, mountaineering and beaches

Finestrat is a center that brings together attractions for all types of residents and visitors.

On the one hand, you have its La Marina shopping center with restaurants, leisure, supermarkets and services all year round.

On the other hand, its proximity to the Puig Campana attracts hikers and mountain lovers who come to walk its routes and, all of them enjoy the cuisine based on rice with typical varieties such as rice and rabbit.

A place where the tranquility of a village and the comforts of a city are combined, also because of its proximity to Benidorm, the nerve center of tourism on the Costa Blanca.

What to see in Finestrat?

La Cala de Finestrat Beach

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La Cala de Finestrat is an urban beach of fine sand with a length of 300 meters. It is bordered by its promenade where you can enjoy the gastronomy of sea and mountain in its restaurants.

The beach is located in a small bay flanked by the mountainous hill to the south, where is the Torre del Aguiló, which can be accessed by walking through a simple route through a pine forest with beautiful views of the Mediterranean. To the north it borders the hill of Tossal de la cala and the buildings of Benidorm.

It has a blue flag, which certifies the quality of the beach, with all services and clear and calm waters, ideal for the whole family, allowing you to enjoy swimming almost any time of year, given the warm temperatures of the area.

La Cala de Finestrat Beach

Puig Campana Mountain

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Puig Campana is the mountain located in the town. Its more than 1.4 km high makes it the highest coastal mountain massif in the entire Iberian Peninsula. It is the icon of the city and can be seen from any point, which gives a special charm to this town on the Costa Blanca.

If you are a nature and mountain lover, you can explore the Puig Campana through its hiking or biking trails as well as practice climbing on some of its steepest slopes.

A summit surrounded by magic thanks to the numerous legends about its origin. Crowned by two peaks, one of them seems to have been given a cut and hence the name: El Tajo del Puig Campana, where the stories about giants or warriors who used a sword with powers to give it its peculiar shape.

Puig Campana Mountain

Sports in Finestrat

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The sports infrastructure of Finestrat allows the practice of various sports. Among other public facilities it has the Sports Complex of La Foia, which includes:

  • Municipal Sports Pavilion. With a surface area of 2,500m2, it has a 1,200m2 multi-sports court adapted for the practice of indoor soccer, volleyball, handball and basketball. The pavilion also has a gymnasium for weight training and a room for activities (maintenance gymnastics, pilates, zumba and ballet).

  • La Foia soccer field. It has a playing surface of 6,500m2. It is the place of training and competition of the C.F. Unió Esportiva Finestrat, which has more than 100 players in categories ranging from benjamines to juveniles.

  • Pump track circuit. For BMX bicycle practice and also suitable for scooters and skateboards. It has an area of 1,850m2, between asphalt and artificial turf.

Additionally, in Finestrat you have the Municipal Gym, with a varied sports offer that includes taekwondo, stretching or powerlifting.

Sports in Finestrat

Cultural and archaeological heritage

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Finestrat has an attractive cultural and archaeological heritage in which stand out:

  • Castle of Finestrat (XIII). Located in the highest part of the village, there are only remains of this building in the subsoil where there is also a site with Iberian, Roman and Arab vestiges. From there you can see the entire coastline to the city of Alicante.

  • Church of San Bartolomé (XIV-XVIII). Baroque style, it was consecrated to the patron saint of Finestrat in 1751. It is located in the historic center of Finestrat.

  • Fuente del Molino (XIX) The regulation of the waters that flow from the 15 spouts of the well known as Font del Molí dates from 1951.

  • Hermitage of the Santísimo Cristo del Remedio (XX). Located in the area of the Castle, it was built in 1925 and restored in 1952 after the damages suffered during the Spanish Civil War.

  • Hanging houses (XX). They emerge from the earth with their backs to the mountain of Puig Campana, and are suspended 238 meters above sea level.
Cultural and archaeological heritage

Holidays in Finestrat I

The festive calendar of Finestrat extends throughout the year, highlighting the following festivities and celebrations:

  • Festivities in honor of Sant Antoni del Porquet. It is one of the oldest traditions of Finestrat and is linked to the breeding of a pig for its subsequent "slaughter". It is celebrated on the winter solstice and maintains the tradition of the young people of the village walking the pig and collecting donations from neighbors, house by house. Subsequently, an auction of the collected material is held and meat products are raffled among all attendees.
Holidays in Finestrat I

Holidays in Finestrat II

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And in the summer season, the most important festivities of Finestrat are:

  • Noche de San Juan. The summer solstice is a centenary celebration in which young people light bonfires on the sand of the beach of Cala de Finestrat and then jump over them. Music and pyrotechnics enliven the dances, gastronomic tastings and baths in the sea.

  • Patron Saint Festivities in honor of San Bartolomé. These festivities have been held for over a hundred years, around the 24th of August, the date on which St. Bartholomew, patron saint of Finestrat, is commemorated. During these days devotion is combined with fun.

  • Fiestas of La Cala in honor of the Tourist. In the second week of September the summer season comes to an end, and residents and visitors enjoy street parties, parades, etc. in the Cala de Finestrat.
Holidays in Finestrat II

How to get to Finestrat?


By road

Finestrat is only 8 minutes from Benidorm and can be reached both by highway and by the national road that runs along the Mediterranean coast. By car you can reach Finestrat from the A-70 and AP-7 freeway taking exit 66 towards Villajoyosa, if you come from the south or exit 65-A towards Benidorm (Poniente)/Terra Mítica if you come from the north and follow the regional roads.


By plane

The closest airport to Finestrat is Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernandez airport, located in the El Altet district of El Altet, just 40 minutes to the south. This airport has multiple flights to national and international destinations throughout the year.


By sea

If you come by boat, the nearest marinas to Finestrat are in the towns of Benidorm and Villajoyosa, which border the municipality. In Benidorm you have the Port of the same name and its Yacht Club, with 110 moorings, about 20 minutes to the north. On the other hand, about 15 minutes to the south you have the Villajoyosa Yacht Club, with 330 moorings.


By bus

Its proximity to Benidorm means that Finestrat has bus connections with nearby cities and the main capitals of Spain. The company ALSA operates in the town as well as Llorente Bus that connects it with Benidorm.


By streetcar

The nearest tramway to Finestrat is in Benidorm, where it stops on TRAM line 1, which connects the capital Alicante with all the towns of the Costa Blanca North to Denia.

Official websites with more
information about Finestrat

Finestrat Tourism

Finestrat Town Hall

Real Estate in Finestrat

Real Estate in Finestrat

Esphouses has a property development office in Finestrat, at Calle Berlín, number 24.

The closest Esphouses real estate agency to Finestrat is located in its real estate office in Altea, at number 2, Calle Raspall.

Properties for sale in Finestrat

In addition to new developments, we have dozens of properties for sale in the various areas, beaches and urbanisations of Finestrat. We have flats and flats; houses, chalets and villas; bungalows and townhouses; land and plots.

You can buy a flat or apartment in Finestrat, in Cala de Finestrat or Finestrat village.

We also have houses, chalets and villas for sale in Finestrat; in any of the urbanisations in Finestrat such as Golf Bahia or Sierra Cortina. In the latter, we invite you to visit the villas next to Benidorm that Esphouses is promoting.

We can also sell your townhouse or bungalow in Finestrat.

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