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Reviews for Altea

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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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Apartment in Altea (Cap Negret)

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Apartment in Altea (Port Altea)

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Apartment in Altea (Altea Old Town)

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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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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.


Costa Blanca reviews

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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Very good and quiet.


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Coast was wonderful.
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Altea has everything, the main town has many restaurants along the lovely beach, and great shopping. The tuesday market is a must. Then up in the old town it is really pretty, lovely shops and some evenings stalls in the square and music. We had three superb meals in the many restaurants 5* quality at reasonable prices. The service was superb and such a lovely atmosphere. It has it all.


Costa Blanca reviews

Along the coast are many lovely beaches, marinas, and coves, so something for everyone.
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Just so relaxing but plenty to do typical Spanish town .


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Loved it .
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Altea review

One of the best villages in Spain.


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can be stoney but still some good clean beaches
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May 22, 2014
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Nice city with old town


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Costa Blanca, nice area, but lots of "stone" beaches
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Altea review

Beautiful!!! All the little white housesare so cute!!


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Visit Valencia, also a nice place!
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Altea review

Great variety of bars and restaurants. Good shopping. Beautiful scenery.


Costa Blanca reviews

Great promenade in altea. Beautifully clear sea.
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Nice old town with all the amenities. More real and friendly than the more tourist-oriented towns and cities.


Costa Blanca reviews

Not as tourist/commercial as the Costa del Sol, and not quite so many sights within driving distance.
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Altea review

Very lovely Spanish fishing village, nice proximity to Calpe, Benidorm and lots of other small towns> traffic can be busy in the summer.


Costa Blanca reviews

Excellent beaches
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Altea is a nice village with a nice beach area


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Very nice


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Quite windy
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Altea review

En meget koselig og rolig by.


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Nydelig
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Altea review

Beautiful resort with very good restaurants and bars with great food at great prices.


Costa Blanca reviews

Clean and tidy.
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