A white, cheerful and cosmopolitan town that surprises visitors at every step. Its old town is one of those places that deserves more than one visit, so you will never get tired of visiting it. You will find countless places to visit. Have a look to our Highlights of Altea, these are our suggestions for places of Altea that you can’t miss.
Highlights of Altea:
Altea Old town
You cannot miss a visit to the Old Town, considered one of the most beautiful of our coasts and one of the most important Highlights of Altea. This part of the town has magic, a place with charm that can be felt walking through its narrow, steep streets, white houses adorned with colorful flowers. A place to get lost, enjoying many shops, craft shops and restaurants. You cannot miss a visit to Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Consuelo that along with Mirador de Cronistas, form one of the most photographed Altea spots.
El Jardín de los Sentidos
If what you like is the nature and seek some peace and quiet we recommend, without a doubt, this Jardín de los Sentidos. A wonderful exotic garden with over 3000m2 of tropical plants coming from all corners of the planet, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Madagascar, a place to walk, get lost, and observe many birds. It has beautiful grounds where you can enjoy amazing breakfasts or tea and delicious homemade cakes.
Located on the top of the Old Town next to Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Consuelo Church, is the best viewpoint of the city and from where you can enjoy the best view of Altea, the vast sea up to the Parque Natural Serra Gelada. A very entertaining ride with countless terraces, restaurants, craft stands and animation. Both day and night, walking through the old town to the viewpoint is one of the most charming itineraries that can be performed in Altea.
For those who enjoy being surrounded by nature, you will find a small piece of paradise here. A few kilometers from Altea there is Parque Natural Serra Gelada, a beautiful mountain range that plunges into the sea abruptly creating extraordinary landscapes. Hiking enthusiasts can take different routes to enjoy this natural environment along the coast and discover its secrets.
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Consuelo
Located on the top of the historical quarter of Altea rise these majestic two towers full of blue tiles visible from anywhere in the city. Undoubtedly, one of the most photographed postcards of the city. This church is a beautiful architectural work of neo-baroque style with contemporary touches built on the foundations of an ancient temple, located in a charming neighborhood of typical Mediterranean narrow and steep cobbled streets full of flowers decorating the white houses.
Located behind the marina and within Parque Natural Serra Gelada we find this wonder of nature. You will fall in love with its natural landscape of great beauty, demarcating the Mascarat beach is a large vertical wall of limestone rock that juts into the sea forming one of the wildest and most beautiful corners of Altea. It has a bar, a restaurant and parking. In this area of Altea the seabed is rocky and seagrass meadows proliferate to make crystal clear waters which make it an especially perfect spot for snorkeling and diving.
You cannot miss a tour of the promenade enjoying a pleasant sea breeze with wonderful views of the bay. In the summer it is a bustling place, there are many terraces, bars and restaurants, offering the opportunity to sample the rich cuisine of the area. It also has numerous shops, no doubt it will be one of the first Highlights of Altea you will visit.
It is the only marina in the world that matches the Prime Meridian 000º 00 ’00’ ‘. It is full of terraces and restaurants where you can rest and relax surrounded by luxury yachts and enjoy one of the most emblematic bays of the Mediterranean. A natural environment of great beauty amidst a beautiful mountain landscape, trees and small coves. Quiet, ideal place for walking and having a drink while enjoying the sea.
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