Costa Blanca Property: Benidorm or Finestrat?

Costa Blanca Property: Benidorm or Finestrat?

Costa Blanca Property: Benidorm or Finestrat?

Benidorm is known throughout Europe and possibly across the globe for its mass tourism and skyscraper skyline, but there is much more to it than that. In this article I’d like to tell you a bit about this famous town and it’s not so well known counterpart Finestrat.

For decades Benidorm has been associated with package holidays and drunken tourists, but there is a side of Benidorm that rarely gets mentioned, which is why so many people turn their nose up at the thought of buying a property there and in fact, over the years I have noticed that Benidorm has such a bad image, that certain kinds of people won’t even admit to having been there and turn their noses up when I mention the possibility of buying a property in the area.

However this bad image is based on events which took place many years ago, so in my opinion discarding it as an option is a mistake, because Benidorm and the surrounding area have a lot going for it. To start with I’ll point out the obvious, because it caters to a vibrant tourism market, Benidorm’s nightlife is varied and plentiful. This can also be said of the bars and restaurants. On top of this, there the beaches: Poniente, Levante and Mal Pas, these are all blue flag beaches and have been since 1987 plus they are easily accessed from the town.

Every year there is a music festival in Benidorm, the city can also boast 3 family orientated theme parks with Terra Mitica, Mundo Mar and Aqualandia and it is now described as one of the most family orientated holiday destinations in Spain. So if you are looking to make an investment, then buying an apartment in this city would in time, certainly provide a decent ROI. Of course with the event of the Covid 19 virus at the moment nothing is as it used to be, but as someone once said to me many years ago, as long as the sun is shining people will still come to Spain and going by what I witnessed once the restrictions were lifted I think this is still true.

What about day to day living, in 2014 the city registered a population of just over 69,000 If you decide to get yourself an apartment in Benidorm there a lots of supermarkets dotted all over the city. As far as public transport is concerned you can get around on the bus and if you’re thinking of going further afield you can also hop on the tram. If you need medical assistance there a 4 health centres in the city. If you’ve got children there are plenty of schools both private and public around the city. If you’re into sports there are facilities available for everything from football to sailing. For more detailed information about what you can find in Benidorm, click here.


most people living on the coast will know that Finestrat is a small town up in the hills, approximately 12km from Benidorm, but what many don’t know, is that a stretch of beach, south of Benidorm called the Cala de Finestrat, where quite a few exclusive apartment blocks were built before the crisis, also belongs to the municipality, along with some of the areas just in land of the city. In fact some of the most exclusive real estate in the area, is officially in Finestrat but still only a stone’s throw away from Benidorm. To put it in a nutshell, if you’re looking for an affordable Villa in the Benidorm area, then at the moment Finestrat is the place to go.

Included in the municipality is also the iconic Puig Campana Mountain whose summit towers 1410 metres above sea-level and is one of the most well-known landmarks in the Benidorm area. Also in the region is the La Marina Commercial Centre and the Sierra Cortina Resort. If you are thinking living up in the town of Finestrat, then you’ll be able to buy yourself an Apartment, Townhouse or Finca and with a population of only 6,380 in the whole municipality, in that area you’ll benefit from a slower pace and a quieter lifestyle. If you’d like more information on the area, then click here.

However if you’d like something a little more modern which is better connected for amenities, transport, the beach, and the airport, then a property down closer to the coast might be what you’re looking for. Apart from the Sierra Cortina Resort which is well established, there are also numerous modern resorts and developments being constructed.

In time these developments will fuse together to form an urban area of high quality modern developments which are attractive to those looking to live all year round, or those interested in spending their holidays there, and of course those looking to buy something as an investment which they can rent out when they’re not using the property themselves. If you want to see the sort of thing you can expect to find in the area then click here.

Costa Blanca Property: Benidorm or Finestrat Summary:

Regardless of whether you go for Benidorm or Finestrat or not, both of these areas offer you the best of full time or holiday living in a mature area. So if you’re thinking of buying property on the Costa Blanca cast aside your preconceptions and consider the benefits of Benidorm or Finestrat.

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Remember as an Independent Property Consultant I am not tied to one developer or agency, which makes me very flexible. So just let me know what it is that you’re looking for and I shall see what I can find for you.

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