Charming village, big beach, and easy daytrips to Benidorm.
Just over the bay from loud-and-lively Benidorm, Cala de Finestrat does things a little differently. This place scores brownie points for its crowd-free, sandy cove. Plus, it throws a pretty, mountainside village into the mix. You can head up here for Moorish buildings, historic churches and 360-degree views of the area.
Cala de Finestrat has the Spanish government to thank for its beach. Its sister village was given the horseshoe-shaped bay for its work helping to ward off pirates. And it comes up trumps for quiet sunbathing sessions. It’s a lovely, oatmeal-coloured swathe with paddle-friendly waters. There are a smattering of bars and restaurants nearby, too.
Around 15 minutes’ drive from the coast, Finestrat supplies the history. The old-school village hugs the side of Puig Campana mountain, so it’s a popular base for hikers. Meanwhile, history buffs can take a look around the churches and castle ruins. It’s also got some great tapas bars dotted about its narrow, cobblestone streets.
Trips to Benidorm
Nearby Benidorm is on hand for an action-packed day out. It’s only 15 minutes’ drive away, and the seaside town’s stuffed to the brim with waterparks, theme parks and shops. Not to mention bumper beaches, like Levante and Poniente.
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