Top 4 Reasons to Visit Altea
Set on the stunning coast of the Costa Blanca, Altea is one of Spain's most beautiful coastal spots, and perfect for an escape to the sun, sea and sand.
Brimming with breath-taking views, wonderful history and a vibrant atmosphere, Altea has something to offer and enjoy for everyone. Read on to discover more about what makes Altea so special.
Enjoy a diverse choice of beaches
Altea's clear and attractive coastline is divided into both the northern and southern stretches along the Costa Blanca. A holiday villa in Altea provides the perfect base to explore the shore at your leisure, with fantastic views across the clear waterfront.
With over 6km of coastline, Altea is perfect for leisurely strolls along the beaches, with plenty to explore and discover along the way. Check out the picturesque pebble beaches and pretty coves towards the northern beach of Cap Negret, or head down towards the southern stretch of the shore through the Cap Blanc beach. With soft sands and a variety of watersports on offer, there is lots to discover throughout.
Whether you're looking for a quiet and private ocean escape or want to make the most of beach life, Altea is the ideal beach holiday location.
Discover Altea's rich heritage
As well as stunning natural views, Altea also boasts a wealth of history and culture. Its convenient and useful location as a trading port made the seafront town a valuable centre for people throughout the centuries, and the legacies of its past Greek, Roman and Arab inhabitants remain in the town's architecture and art.
Simple and striking whitewashed houses gather together on the hilltop, leading visitors through wandering cobblestone paths to the church of Virgen Del Consuelo, a beautiful blue-domed church that can be seen across the city. It's worth taking the meandering walk up to the church just to catch a glimpse of the great views across Altea - but the journey there will also reward you with a treasure trove of wonderful artisanal boutiques and eateries to sample and tempt you on the way.
Soak up the atmosphere
Head further into Altea's old town and you'll also get to experience more of the town's buzzing atmosphere and town life. Though it is smaller and more serene than the hectic pace of neighbouring Benidorm, Altea combines the perfect blend of peaceful village life and the friendly atmosphere of the Spanish coast.
Altea is also a busy little hub for contemporary arts of all kinds, which bring a lively flourish to the town. Wonder around to discover artists' studios, where you can pop in and have a chat, or view original works for sale. But beyond the artist's space, you'll find art everywhere - with attractive murals on the street walls, within restaurants and in shops.
Sample the delicious fresh produce
Being right on the coast means that Altea will certainly spoil you when it comes to food. There is a wealth of fresh seafood on offer, with locally caught produce freshly prepared in restaurants, bars and cafes. Classic Spanish dishes are served with an extra flourish, while hill top views overlooking the ocean provide the perfect backdrop to a memorable dinner.
Discover the best of Altea with your own private villa, where you can rest, relax and enjoy this beautiful part of Spain at your own comfort. Get in touch to find out more about how you can book your villa for your upcoming stay.