Guide to Finestrat, a small village near to Benidorm, Spain.

Finestrat - Costa Blanca - Spain

Somewhat unusual in that it is both a mountain village and a seaside resort Finestrat is poplar with those shying away from the bustling atmosphere of neighbouring Benidorm and some of the other busy Costa Blanca resorts.

Situated about 40 kilometres north of Alicante in the Communidad de Valencia, Finestrat has a history going back to the Arab occupation and beyond.

The Castell de Finestrat (castle) dates from the 13th Century and was originally built by the Moors to defend against Christian attackers, the castle and town were however taken by Jaime I of Aragon.

The old village clings to the side of a mountain known as Puig Campana and enjoys picturesque views down the mountain to the sea.

Beach lovers can head for nearby La Cala beach where they will find relatively quiet sunbathing areas and a decent range of bars and restaurants. Here is also the location of a summertime craft market, often held in the afternoons.

Worth visiting in Finestrat are the 18th Century Church of Saint Bartholomew, La Torre, the Hermitage Crist de Remei and the Font de Moli.

Finestrat Fiestas: Fiestas in Finestrat include the Three Kings (January), Semana Santa (Easter) and Sant Bartolome (August).

Finestrat is located between the mountains and the sea to the north of Benidorm and can be accessed from the N-332 coast road or the AP-7 motorway. Built around an ancient Arab castle, Finestrat also has beach areas.

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Nearby Places: Benidorm - Denia - Moraira - Calpe - Altea - Albir - Javea - Guadalest - Villajoyosa - El Campello - Callosa d'en Sarria - Alfaz del Pi - Busot

Attractions: Terra Mitica - Aqualandia - Mundomar - Terra Natura - Penon de Ifach - Caves of Canelobre - Fuentes de Algar

Golf Courses: Oliva Nova Golf - Ifach Golf Club - Real Faula Golf - Spain Golf

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