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A big sandy beach, pretty village and just a few minutes’ drive from its lively neighbour Benidorm, Cala de Finestrat is the perfect spot for a break in the Spanish sunshine. Scoring top points for its lack of crowds, plenty of places to eat and good amenities, its traditional central village is home to some amazing historic churches, fascinating Moorish buildings and a 360-degree view of the entire area.
Although Cala Finestrat is fairly small, the accommodation options are varied, with everything from family-run hotels to self-catering apartments, hostels and villas.
Where to stay
Set back about 15 minutes’ drive from the shore, the historical village of Finestrat lays alongside Puig Campana mountain making it very popular with hikers and cyclists. The ancient churches and enchanting castle ruins will fascinate all ages, and once you’ve finished exploring why not head to its beautiful cobbled streets for some tasty tapas and a cool, refreshing drink.
Accommodation in the village is a laid back affair, made up of lots of apartments and pretty little whitewashed villas, many of which have outdoor pools.
Cala Finestrat Beach
The horseshoe shaped golden sandy beach of Cala Finestrat is a mecca for families and couples all looking for some holiday fun. The warm, turquoise sea here shelves very gently so is ideal for children and non-swimmers, although there can be a swell if the wind picks up. With plenty of parking as well as sunbeds and umbrellas for hire, Cala Finestrat beach is all together quieter than the neighbouring beaches of Benidorm. Places to stay in Cala Finestrat mainly includes small and mid-range half board and all-inclusive hotels and self-catering apartments.
What to see
This part of the Costa Blanca is all about beaches, beaches, beaches! If you fancy some action, take the 15-minute drive to central Benidorm where you’ll find bars, shops and restaurants at every turn. Watersports are also the big thing here, with both the main beaches of Poniente and Levante offering jet-skis, ring rides, parasailing and pedalos to name just a few. But if you want to head out even further, the port city of Valencia is only an hour further on too.
Cala Finestrat isn’t exactly the kind of place you’d hit for a night on the tiles - Benidorm has that one covered after all! Here it’s all about chilled out relaxation and after dinner cocktails as you watch the sun go down. However, grab a taxi into Benidorm and you’re right in the heart of the action, with karaoke bars, seafront joints, Irish pubs and booming nightclubs aplenty. And of course, don’t forget to check out the infamous Benidorm Palace for the kind of glitzy cabaret you’ll never forget.
What to eat
Eating out in Cala Finestrat is mainly centred around the beach - and of course, seafood. From turbot to seabass, sole to lobster, clams to cockles, there’s something for everyone. Traditional paella here is also a must-try, but if you crave a taste of home there are several grills and burger joints dotted around too. Most bars and restaurants have gorgeous outdoor terraces, perfect for kicking back in the shade and doing a bit of people-watching.
Cala Finestrat is home to an amazing market that’s grown over the years from a simple beach market, selling a few handbags and shoes to now offering everything from jewellery to food and everything in between. You can even get a bargain on some cute little cha cha heels, or stock up on delicious Spanish ham, bread and cheese.
Fast Facts about Cala Finestrat
- Direct flight time: 2 hours from London
- Transfer time from Alicante Airport to Cala Finestrat: 40 minutes
- Time Zone: 1 hour ahead of the UK
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Spanish
- Average price of a domestic beer: €4
- Average price of a bottle of wine: €12
- Number of Brit tourists per year: Around 200,000
Cala Finestrat Reviews
22 October 2010
A lovely small place with a lovely beach and places to eat but the beauty of it is your only 10 mins on the bus to Benidorm that has everything!
jan smith, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire
Lovely place have now been about 3 times, would really recommend
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It has a lovley beach is small and friendly. ovely and clean
19 April 2011
william robertson, perth
not in Cala FINESTRAT IN BENIDORM
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