Spain is a renowned tourist destination for a plethora of reasons: its stunningly well-preserved architecture and historical landmarks, Mediterranean atmosphere, diverse landscape, tasty food, and passionate culture. Situated on the southeastern coast of Spain in the province of Alicante is the municipality of Finestrat. Just a few kilometers from Benidorm, Finestrat offers a more traditional Spanish experience with its charming Old Town (Casco Antiguo), while still providing easy access to all the amenities that make Spain such an attractive country to live in.
In this guide, we will give you an overview of what to expect in terms of quality of life, prices, and practical tips if you are considering making Finestrat your new home. Spain has a lot to offer and Finestrat is the perfect place to start your adventure.
Spain is renowned for its relaxed lifestyle, and this is certainly true of Finestrat. The locals here are friendly and welcoming, taking time to stop and chat even if they don’t know you. This is one of the things that makes Finestrat such a great place to live – it really does feel like a community. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in local life too, whether it’s joining a sports club or volunteering for one of the many charities active in the area.
One thing to bear in mind when moving to Spain is that prices can be higher than you expect, particularly if you’re coming from a country with a lower cost of living. That said, Spain is still relatively good value for money compared to other Western European countries. And, of course, there are ways to keep costs down – we’ll touch on that later.
In terms of accommodation, you have a few options in Finestrat. You could choose to rent an apartment in the Old Town, which would give you easy access to all the local amenities as well as stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Or, if you prefer something more modern, there are plenty of new developments in Finestrat that offer spacious apartments and houses at reasonable prices. Whichever option you choose, we recommend renting long-term so that you can really get to know the area and make the most of everything it has to offer.
Now let’s take a look at some practical tips for moving to Finestrat. First of all, we recommend getting your finances in order before you make the move. Spain has a fairly high cost of living, so it’s important to make sure you have enough money saved up to cover your expenses. Once you’re here, there are a few things you can do to save money, such as cooking at home rather than eating out and using public transport instead of renting a car.
Another practical tip is to learn some basic Spanish before you move. This will make everyday life much easier, from doing your grocery shopping to dealing with bureaucracy. Don’t worry if you’re not a language expert – even a few key phrases will go a long way.
Finally, we recommend getting in touch with other expats who have already made the move to Finestrat. They can give you first-hand advice on everything from where to find the best tapas to how to deal with homesickness. Spain is an incredibly welcoming country, but it’s always helpful to have someone to turn to for advice and support when you’re settling into a new place.
We hope this guide has been helpful and that you are now feeling more prepared for your move to Finestrat.
Frequently asked questions
How much does it cost to rent a property in Finestrat?
Of all the our currently available listings in Finestrat, the rent range between €550 and €16,000 depending on location, size and facilities.
How many long term rental properties are available in Finestrat?
We currently have 14 available rentals available. In these, we have 5 apartments and 9 villas and townhouses. Sign up for a search agent to receive new listings by email.