The Window to the Sea
Finestrat, “The Window To The Sea” is a delightful typical mountain village located a 40 minute drive north of Alicante. Its landmark, the imponent mountain Puig Campana rising above the clouds with its 1410 m, is also referred to as “The Magic Mountain”. Finestrat's coastline called Cala de Finestrat is located 9 km from the town, linking the municipalities of Villajoyosa and Benidorm. In addition, the area hosts several superb golf courses with amazing backdrops. With a past of agriculture-based economy focused mainly on almond, olive, and orange orchards, Finestrat is now paving the way to a positive economic growth and future by expanding their tourism and real estate market, Despite this, it manages to retain its distinctive charm combining traditional with modern, and so adding to its attractive natural character.
Exploring the Village
Finestrat is one of the prettiest villages on the Costa Blanca with its traditional architecture and balconies smothered with colorful flowers and cozy plazas. Spend a lazy day on its unique Blue Flag beach Cala Finestrat or take the family out for a fun day to the amusement parks of Terra Mitica or Aqualandia, just to name a few. A stone’s throw away lies a big commercial area, ideal to do some shopping or where to grab an ice cream. Challenge the mountain Puig Campana for a hike and be rewarded with stunning panoramic views. Golf enthusiasts are spoiled with serveral golf courses in the area such as Real Faula, Melia Villa Aitana or Puig Campana Golf, located within unique environments with the majestic mountain range as a backdrop and the Mediterranean Sea on the horizon. And if you are in town when the medieval festival is on, be sure to be transported in time for some entertainment with craft stalls lined up along the narrow streets and plazas, with all kinds of displays, music, dance, and games. For lunch, try the local gastronomy based on savory rice dishes and casseroles with game such as rabbit and pheasant, flavored with aromatic wild thyme and rosemary.
It is not a secret that the Costa Blanca is full of captivating coastal villages. However, the villages located more inland are often overlooked and can be even more beguiling due to their cultural richness and diversity. To the north of Finestrat, several villages make for a perfect daytrip within less than an hour by car. In La Nucia you’ll stumble upon gothic architecture, the Old town with its charming market stalls and its main square full of nice gastonomy offer. Polop is a magic medieval town that enchants its visitors with its swirling streets, "castle" on the hill and square famous square Plaza de los Chorros, from where you can fill your bottle to never go thirsty. In the magic Callosa d'En Sarrià you will find a true paradise on earth; las Fuentes de Algar are a natural site composed of waterfalls forming rivers and pools where to take a refreshing bath.Castell de Guadalest lies in the heart of the Guadalest Valley and leaves nobody indifferent with its town overlooking the turqoise water reservoir below. With its Arabic architecture and two extraordinary 11th century fortresses Castillo de San José and Castillo de la Alcozaiba, guaranteed you will walk away having had the privilege to get to know Spain a little bit more.
Finestrat, A Charismatic Window To The Sea Were Tradition Meets Modern
- 42.35 km²
- 2 km