The Iconic Village of the Costa Blanca
Altea is a beautiful town and municipality located on the coast between Benidorm and Calpe in the Costa Blanca North. Altea is protected on the north by the bluff flanks of the Serra de Bèrnia, creating an especially mild microclimate with an impressive wealth, both in flora and fauna of terrestrial and marine environment. This laid back and relaxed artists' and fishing village is truly a Mediterranean gem filled with Spanish history. Its 6 km large stretch of coastline full of wonderful, pebbled beaches and crystal-clear waters offer to practice any kind of outdoor and watersports activities. Located at less than an hour drive from Alicante, it is well catered by its international airport, making it a perfect destination welcoming any visitor looking to find a change of pace and scenery.
Exploring the Town
Altea allures with its beautiful beaches, marina, cool pavement cafes and bijoux shops. Its promenade is a buzzing place full of restaurants, bars and the Altea market held every Tuesday, very popular with the locals. It makes for a great place where to shop gastronomic products, clothing items and souvenirs. Now naturally, one cannot visit Altea without taking a stroll through its picturesque and bohemian Old Town with narrow stone streets and blooming colorful flowers. It is well known for its iconic blue and white tiled dome church located on the square. Along the labyrinthic charming streets you will stumble upon painters, potters and other local artisans. The breathtaking views of Altea from El Mirador de los Cronistas will carry you away by its magic whilst enjoying a traditional Valencian rice dish or fresh seafood in one of the many charming restaurants. And of course being in Spain, accompanied with a glass of tasty local wine!
Peaceful and charming, Altea is surrounded by vibrant towns that invite for shopping and nightlife such as Benidorm and Alicante. Nearby smaller towns are also worth a visit as they all have a story of their own to tell. Care for some local wine tasting in Alfaz del Pi or visit Polop with its famous square Plaza De Los Chorros, boasting some 200 pipes of fresh mountain water spouts. A must visit to cool down during the hot summer months is in the cold mountain Las Fuentes de Algar (Waterfalls) in Callosa d’en Sarria. And if you are a sweet tooth, seek your way to the colorful historic town Villajoyosa, where you’ll find nothing less but Spain’s finest Valor chocolate factory.
A Picturesque Gem Embracing You on Arrival
- 34.00 km²
- 7 km