What to do and see in Finestrat?

cala de Finestrat

Discover Finestrat with our travel guide

Finestrat has been home to numerous cultures throughout its history. Its proximity to the coast and the coastal communication routes has meant that it has been a pole of attraction for the settlement of the different civilisations of the Mediterranean, as well as others from the centre and north of the European continent. All the ancient civilisations have left their mark on this town that has grown up overlooking the sea. Therefore, at every step, in every corner, in every street and in every house you can see the heritage of their ancestors.

Finestrat is only 8 minutes from Benidorm and 50 kilometres from Alicante-Elche airport, a good way to get there is by using our Alicante airport bus transfer service, you can make your reservation here.

Although the old town is inland, Finestrat has a beautiful little cove between Villajoyosa and Benidorm.




The village of Finestrat

Finestrat is one of the most charming villages on the Costa Blanca, where the traditional structure of houses has been respected, perched on a rocky outcrop of gypsum, with its back to the Puig Campana and its view of the sea.

The historic quarter of Finestrat is built on the foundations of an old Arab castle which, since 1924, has been occupied by the hermitage of Santísimo Cristo del Remedio, surrounded by the emblematic viewpoint of the Castle. Strolling through its winding streets of Moorish origin is a real pleasure. 



To get to know the historical heritage of the town, visitors can follow the route "Discover Finestrat", a leisure and cultural route made up of 14 information panels located in such emblematic places as:

El Castell

The Plaça del Poble

La Torreta Square

The Church of San Bartolomé

The Chapel of Santo Cristo del Remedio, in El Castell. 


La Font del Molí. 

This is the most important fountain in Finestrat. The Font del Molí has 15 spouts, and is the starting point for the ascent to Puig Campana and other excursions.

This itinerary includes fun riddles in the form of a treasure hunt for the whole family. Everything invites you to stroll around Finestrat, a perfect getaway to discover, either by the seashore, through the streets of the old town or along the numerous hiking routes that can be done around Puig Campana, the second highest mountain in the province.


It is a small and charming cove of fine sand in which the Xoriguer stands out, a large rocky ridge that marks one of the limits, to the south, of the cove, drawing one of the most beautiful and photographed pictures of the whole area.

The Mediterranean waters that bathe this cove are generally very calm, warm and crystalline, a great attraction that seduces locals and tourists who come here every year to enjoy a good swim in summer, but also during several months of spring and autumn. The only downside? It is that it is surrounded by flats and buildings.