Kaustinen, also known as Kaustby to the locals, is a small municipality in Finland located in the province of Vaasa (an integrated province of Sweden ) and the southern part of Ostrobothnia County, which existed from the late eighteenth century until its abolishment in the late twentieth century. Kaustinen boasts a very small population of just over four thousand people. A relatively small municipality, it isn’t much of a tourist destination for individuals who are after lively fun and an excellent and rousing nightlife. Kaustinen is one of those places, however, that appeal largely to contemplative and quiet individuals who need a break from all the hubbub of the city life. Kaustinen is small compared to many other tourist destinations, and wouldn’t be considered "ideal" in the fullest sense save for the fact that it possesses many worthwhile sights that make visiting the small municipality worthwhile.
Kaustinen is home to many historic buildings, the majority of which date back to its foundation in the latter part of the eighteenth century. Today, Kaustinen boasts a wide variety of indoor swimming pools situated in a number of buildings, both modern and historic. Because the indoor pools often necessitate modern amenities, they are usually situated in more modernized buildings; Vaasan Umihalli and the Haapajarven Uimahalli are two of the most highly sought-after indoor pools in the municipality. These pools offer some of the most enjoyable pastimes (aside from sightseeing and its own humble indie music scene) in Kaustinen.
If ever you’re after some excellent grub, this small municipality also offers an excellent restaurant that serves wonderful gustatory delights to locals and residents alike. Kaustinen is also home to local small-time joints that offer their own brand of grub. In spite of its being a relatively small place, the municipality does not lack for eateries, cafes, and even a few pubs.
If you’re looking for excellent accommodations, you are sure to find something to suit your tastes and budget; lodging includes hotels and hostels in Kaustinen that will place you conveniently in the hub of the municipality, allowing for easy access to stores, entertainment, and grub.
Because Kaustinen is a relatively small place, you usually won’t have a hard time booking for reservations, although having only one major hotel and more family-run accommodations can pose a problem during the holiday seasons. Lcal hostelries are numerous enough to allow for booking upon arrival. Such hostelries are usually the small, family-run sort of inns that provide an immersive experience that makes your stay in Kaustinen all the more authentic.
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