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Very pleasant with good restaurants and bars.

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Altea

Altea is without doubt one of the most charming towns to be found on Spain’s ‘White Coast’, located in the region of Alicante on the Costa Blanca. The town is just 11 kilometres north of Benidorm, yet the two resorts are worlds apart. Altea is similar to other Costa Blanca towns in that it has a new and an old neighbourhood. The old section is perched on top of a hill from where you will find really spectacular views.

All in all Altea is a pretty town, popular with both holidaymakers and  those fortunate enough to be able to live in the area; it has a slowly  growing community of multinational expatriates.

History

The name Altea derives from the Moors who conquered the region and named it Althaya, meaning health to all.

About town
Altea has excellent amenities, however, if you want all-night discos and bright city lights on your holiday, give Altea a miss. This town is a holiday haven for the more discerning tourist who will be captivated by its medieval cobbled streets, its picture book old quarter and the delights of its palm-fringed seafront promenade.


The ascent to the old section along steep slopes and stepped streets reveals a broad horizon at every turn and extends along the entire La Marina region. The silhouette of the Peñon de Ifach on one side and the Helade range on the other, frame the view of the sea, with the ever present gulls sweeping low over the town.

Excursions

Eight kilometres from Altea, heading inland, is Polop, a small town surrounded by orchards and pine groves, which is highly recommended for those who seek peace, quiet and cool summer nights.

From the Via Crucis which presides over the town, you can obtain superb views of the surrounding valleys, which owe their present appearance to the work of the Morisco farmers from many years ago.

Benidorm makes a great day out with its eclectic collection of bars, playgrounds and beaches and ferry rides to the Balearics can be made from nearby Denia.



Cuisine


As with most of this region, traditional rice dishes
are what you will find most on the Spanish menu. For international  cuisine, Benidorm is just a short drive.

Climate
Altea enjoys a privileged location and an excellent mild climate, with an average year round temperature of 18-20° C.

Things to do while you are here

Exciting places to visit in Altea

Reviews for Altea

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Very pleasant with good restaurants and bars.


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Beautiful.
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es un pueblo bonito, y al tener playa de piedra, no está demasiado llena. solo tiene un inconveniente: el tráfico en agosto, ya que el acceso al centro del pueblo es por una única carretera


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Altea is a wery clean city and I loved it. One thing I was not use to was all this ambulanse and police sirens. I come from a small town we hear maby 4 times at year in ambulance so first we didnt new what was happening.But we must get use to that. Because we will get back and our dream is to stay for 3 month hopfully next year. Many amacing resturante and quait place . wery relaxing. Perferkt for us.


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Many years ago I vent to Torrveja....was not so wery happy there. Few year later was in Benidorm. Dit not like it. To many peoble and to big houses. Then I was in Calpe for 10 days and like it a lot but that was the old town Altea wat we wanted to try next. That was fine but we will stay somewhere else next time in Altea. Wey clean town and relaxing . we love Altea
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Altea is a really good choice for a holiday for couples and families, it lacks the frenetic pace of some Spanish resorts but has plenty of bars and restaurants, and a surprisingly good shopping centre. Singles might find it too quiet. For the next year or so, the lagoon area at the western end of Altea is best avoided due to major work to dredge the lagoon and fill it in with sand. This work is noisy and smelly.


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Something for everyone, all those ex pats can't be wrong.
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Very picturesque with fantastic views and an array of very reasonably priced restaurants. The Old Town is accessible via many, many steps but is also accessible via taxi at a 5 Euro cost.


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Excellent. Provided everything I was looking for.
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Lovely place with lots of very nice restaurants. The old town is beautiful with narrow streets and individual shops. A popular resort with the Spanish which is always a good sign.


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Altea is lovely with the old town set back from the coast, very traditional.
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Altea seems to have an air of affluence about it, we didn't explore it as we had hoped, but there was a good market and restaurants.


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Very poor. I have holidayed on a pebble beach before and I don't mind this, but this beach has stones with the shelving and strong waves. I have arthritis and I found the beach hard work.
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Altea and the surroundings are (in June) interesting, picturesque, and restful


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Breathtaking....
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a beautiful town that has managed to retain most of its culture and radition. Individual shops, and plenty of restaurants with good choices of internatonal cuisine.


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beauiful area with lots to do for all ages.
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Really nice and pittoresque city.


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A mixture of wild nature and cities.
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lovely beatifull touristic but in a nice way. not too crowded


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lovely large beaches and small ones too
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Amazing little town with so many beautiful restaurants. We particularly liked the area up by the Church. The water front was also nice but somehow felt a bit more commercialised and you did get hassled by people trying to sell you sunglasses, handbags etc which we really didn't like.


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Beautiful coastline
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The pity is the stone beach ; children do not like them.


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It is a nice area in which we have stayed in different places .
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Nice city.


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Beautiful coast.
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Great city, with lots of variations


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There is for the moment no Sandy beach.
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