Altea is a coastal town located approximately 8 kilometres from Benidorm and around 9 from Calpe. Altea is undoubtedly one of the prettiest villages in the area and has a special charm that not many villages have, probably due to its narrow cobbled streets that climb to the viewing point, the square and the well known church with a bright blue cupola, easily recognizable from a distance, and their endless souvenir shops, local products and art that adorn the old city streets. The cuisine and the wide range of restoration is undoubtedly one of the main attractions.
Altea has three urban centres: the port area, with a long promenade that connects El Albir (L'Albir), ideal for long walks and the beach and plenty of bars and restaurants, the centre, located around town Hall, not far from the coastal area, where you will find many shops of all kinds and, finally, the old town area, for me, the best and most charming part of Altea, which we described at the beginning.
If you are staying near Altea it is essential to make a visit to this wonderful town to experience first hand what you read in these lines. You will definitely return!
- Day trips
- Sea Level: 61 m
- Distance to the sea: 0 Km
- Population: 24298 hab
- Density: 705 hab/km²
- House Size: 34 km²
- Province: Alicante
- Comunidad Valenciana (Marina Baja)
The festivities begin the fourth weekend of September in honour of Christ Tabernacle, but Altea has many festivals, highlighting La Olla, (in August) where there is a fireworks display launched from floating platforms at sea. You have to see them!