Finestrat - beautiful town in Costa Blanca
Finestrat town in Spain - Guide to Spain
Finestrat is a green town located on the Costa Blanca close to the mountains in the province of Alicante, Valencian Autonomous Community. It is one of the quietest areas in Valencia and the most attractive place on the sunny coast.
One of the main reasons of Finestrat’s attractiveness is the local climate — 320 sunny days a year. In addition, it is not hot in summer and not cold in winter. The average annual air temperature here is +18 degrees. A low-level piny mountain protects the sandy coast from cold winds, so even in winter you can meet leisure travellers on the beach. It is not for nothing that in 1986, the World Health Organization recommended the local climate as "one of the most favourable for living and recreation."
The beaches nearby Finestrat are considered the best in Spain. They are cleaned daily using special equipment.
For example, 8 kilometres from Finestrat, there is the famous resort town of Benidorm, possessing about 300 meters of coastline. And the green bay of Cala de Finestrat is a fully independent resort oasis with a blue flag beach marked for its impeccable cleanliness and well-developed infrastructure.
In a 20 minutes’ drive you can reach the famous Les Fonts de l'Algar waterfalls. The territory is landscaped with paths and water canals to make it easier for visitors to see all the waterfalls, as well as swim in the crystal clear and refreshing water of mountain lakes.
You can find everything for a comfortable life here: large shopping and entertainment centres, bars and restaurants with delicious local cuisine, beauty salons, SPA, sports grounds, fitness centres, kindergartens, schools, and not only...
For example, in a 10-15 minutes’ drive there are many amusement parks, go-karting tracks, water parks and zoos: Terra Natura, Aqualandia, Aqua Natura, Callosa d'en Sarria, Safari Aitan and many others.
One of the largest amusement parks in Spain and Europe, Terra Mitica, (translated as "The Land of Myths") deserves special attention. With more than 20 grandiose thematic attractions situated on 100 hectares, you will literally plunge into the world of myths and legends.
Finestrat is ideal for active lifestyle lovers, as you can enjoy outdoor sports all year round here:
- golf, and many more.
The coastal area has many yacht clubs that will delight true lovers of water sports:
- and much more.
And, of course, a vibrant underwater world with unforgettable diving experiences.
In addition, it would be unfair to say nothing about the famous mountain hiking trails of Fenistrat winding its way through pine reserves with comfortable barbecue areas.
About 7 thousand people live on a small area of 42 square kilometres. In the last 20 years, the population has almost tripled, thanks to the interest in these places within the UK and Northern Europe citizens, accounting for 44% of Finestrat’s population, according to the 2019 census.
Finestrat's economy relies on the harvest of oranges, olives, medlar, and almonds, which are successfully grown here.
If you want to buy some fresh vegetables and juicy fruits, nuts, farm cheeses, jamon, and much more, you can have a 10 minutes’ drive from Finestrat and visit a local coastline market operating on Saturdays and Tuesdays.
Healthy lifestyle fans can also purchase various organic products at the local Ecorganic market.
So, if you favour healthy diet, Finestrat will undoubtedly delight you.
Finestrat is close to AP7 motorway, making it convenient to travel around Spain and Europe by car. And Alicante-Elche International Airport is just 35 minutes away.