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Altea is een gezellig stadje met veel winkeltjes en een mooie boulevard.

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Apartment in Altea (Altea Old Town)

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  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 toilet
  • 50 m² living area
  • 15 m² terrace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Balcony
  • Roof terrace
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Apartment in Altea (Cap Negret)

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 1 bathroom
  • 85 m² living area
  • 100 m² terrace
  • Shared pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Balcony
  • Roof terrace

Apartment in Altea (Altea La Vella)

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 toilet
  • 62 m² living area
  • 15 m² terrace
  • 900 m² garden
  • Shared pool
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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.

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Altea is een gezellig stadje met veel winkeltjes en een mooie boulevard.


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Prachtige kust met grote rotspartijen in het water. Helderblauwe zee.
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Altea is een leuk en gezellig Spaans stadje waar je alles kan vinden wat je op een vakantie nodig hebt.


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De zee en omgeving is prachtig, alleen het strand is even wennen. Stenen ......
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Amazing!


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Lovely place for a relaxing break.


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The atmosphere, the suroundings and the food were fantastic. We fell in love with Altea, beaches in Calpe and the moutains.


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Prefered going to the beaches in Calpe, because they are more kids-friendly then the beaches in Altea.
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LOvely place. Beautiful old houses. Very friendly people.


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Quiet beaches. Good restaurants. Beach is mixture of pebbles, small stones and some sandy areas.
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Cobble beach. Small strip with some nice restaurants. Parking is a problem in the summer. Not interesting enough to stay long. Close to the motorway so a good city to use as a base for day trips.


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Beautiful and busy. Drive around to Moraira, Javea, Denia, Calpe en go to Bendiorm for once never to return again. Overall excellent infrastructure with many shops, bars and restaurants. Frequently visited by Germans, Dutch, English and Russians. For the best places to eat go Spanish! Beaches are great but do not forget to hike in the mountans.
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Altea is a nice town with lively restaurants and super food


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nice with Alicante and Valencia in the area
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Wij komen hier al jaren en het verveelt nooit


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Fijne omgeving, Wij komen altijd aan de Costa Blanca Noord. Schitterende natuur veel groen en gevarieerde stranden. leuke dorpjes.
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