Cala Finestrat, the pretty beachside resort close to the delightful village of Finestrat is a fabulous place to base yourself when on holiday on the Costa Blanca in Spain. The resort has a much quieter feel to it than the main resort of Benidorm and is ideal for families with small children or for those wanting to experience a little more of the real Spain. There is a certain unique Spanish charm that still exists here and there are some lovely tapas bars and restaurants. Boasting blue flag status, Cala Finestrat beach is not only a favourite with tourists but also with locals who tend to choose it over Playa Poniente and Levante Beach, which are the two bigger beaches nearer Benidorm.
The great thing about staying in Cala Finestrat is that you have all of the great nightlife and the atmosphere of Benidorm right on your doorstep but you can also escape it if you want to. Taxis from Benidorm are reasonably priced and very easy to organise.
A holiday here will see you combining a great beach experience with exciting water sports, wonderful boat trips and fantastic golf too. The old part of the main Benidorm resort is well worth a wander around and the harbour area is also very pretty.
If you have come to the Costa Blanca for the beaches and are staying in Cala Finestrat, you will find our low down on the beaches in the area very useful.
The Lowdown on The Costa Blanca Beaches
The Costa Blanca has a great mix of beaches and whether you prefer a sandy beach or a quiet cove, there is something here for everyone. All resorts in the area are well organised, clean and have sunbeds for hire as well as other facilities on hand. Beaches are generally very family friendly and there are some very good affordable places to eat and buy snacks.
The Benidorm beaches are all beautiful and in summer they are particularly lively and full of fun. Sand is soft and the beaches gently shelve into the water, making it very safe for children. Every night the beaches are cleaned up and made ready for the next day and the water is clean and clear.
Cala Finestrat is the quietest of the beaches in the area and although it is only a short walk from Playa Poniente, it is like another world. The genuine atmosphere is very Spanish and, alongside the English-style bars and pubs, there are some delightful Spanish places to eat, drink and snack. Playa Poniente is also very good for children and with its lovely seafront bars, charming feel and fabulous sunsets it has a friendly scene that is quieter than Playa Levante.
Playa Levante is a very impressive beach and one of the most popular in Spain, especially with the British. It is very lively and full of entertainment, excellent facilities and great water sports.
For more off the beaten track beaches, head to Almadraba and Ti Ximo which you can find further along the coast past Levante.
How to Get to Cala Finestrat
Alicante airport is the nearest airport to Cala Finestrat and a very popular arrival airport for holidaymakers. With flights arriving into Alicante from most European cities including Barcelona, London, Paris and Rome, the airport is well organised and very convenient for most resorts in the area. If you are looking to complete the journey to your hotel in Cala Finestrat with as minimum fuss as possible, book a transfer with us at Shuttle Direct. We offer reliable and competitively priced transfers on either a private or shared basis and you can book in advance to avoid worrying about it when you arrive.
Here at Shuttle Direct we have an experienced and professional team of drivers who know the roads and the resorts implicitly and, after meeting you at arrival, will whisk you to your hotel so you can get on with your holiday as soon as possible.
Where to Stay
Hotel La Cala – Our choice of a budget hotel in Cala Finestrat is Hotel La Cala. Less than 2 miles from the centre of Benidorm, this hotel is almost right on the Cala Finestrat Beach. Rooms are simple and functional and there is air-conditioning throughout. Free Wi-Fi is offered and every room has en suite bathroom facilities and hairdryer. Some rooms have a balcony and a minibar too. Buses to Benidorm leave every 10-15 minutes from a stop that is only 40m from the hotel, so getting around will be easy from this accommodation.
BRental Cala Alta – A five minute walk from the beach, BRental Cala Alta is our recommendation for a middle of the price range accommodation option. This hotel has two pools, air-conditioned apartments, free underground parking and an onsite children’s play area. Apartments have private balconies, dining table, kitchen and an en suite bathroom. The two-bed apartments have an oven rather than just a microwave, as well as pool views. A ten minute drive from Benidorm, this hotel is a great base for exploring the area.
Hotel Servigroup Montíboli – Hotel Servigroup Montíboli is a five star hotel option close to Cala Finestrat, in Villajoyosa. Beautifully located high on a cliff top, this Arab style building has two swimming pools and direct access to L’Esparrello Beach. There is a bar-lounge at the hotel that boasts fabulous views over Caleta Beach and another bar by the pool is open during the summer months. Beaches and gorgeous gardens surround this stunning hotel, which is only 5 miles from Benidorm. A high class restaurant with tasting menus and a wellness centre round off the excellent facilities here.