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Altea is considered by many the most beautiful village of Valencia. It’s a picturesque old town that stands majestically over the town like a swarm of white houses and pink roofs of which emerge above all a beautiful chapel with two blue domes.A postcard that will stay forever in our retinas, a place that for centuries has attracted painters and artists who have tried to capture its beauty and now has become one of the most photographed towns in Spain.
There are several cool spots to visit in Altea, not only on foot, as it is also possible to make a visit through its scents and flavors, as Altea is a gastronomic paradise where you can eat with the 5 senses.
Valencian cuisine is offered through original and very tasty dishes. Altea has the privilege of having one of the most beautiful historic centers of the Spanish Coast. It is a pleasure to stroll through its narrow cobbled streets with lined balconies decorated with colorful flowers, stores and restaurants.
One of its greatest jewels and what all the neighbors feel proud of is or the Church of Our Lady of Consolation in the top of the Old Town. Next to it is the beautiful vantage point of Cronistas which is an indispensable part of the city from where there are exceptional views across the bay to the Parque Natural de Sierra Gelada.
It also has a beautiful promenade to stroll and dine at one of the many restaurants in the area, with a fabulous atmosphere during the summer season.
Nature lovers will enjoy their little paradise in the Parque Natural de Sierra Gelada. A protected zone at the shores of the Costa where the mountain plunges into the sea creating abruptly steep cliffs and landscapes that will leave visitors with an open mouth. A Natural park with a ridge of high biological value.
Based on the healthy Mediterranean diet, combining their land and sea products that produce delicious recipes. Probably one of the most recognized at the national level are the great variety of rices such as the "senyoret" with peeled prawns, "arroz a la banda", "fessols i naps" or the "Paella amb aladroc", made with anchovies .
Fish, seafood and valence garden merge in the Altea gastronomy. Besides the delicious paellas and rice dishes, casseroles and red shrimp, we emphasize the consumption of sea urchins eggs with a slice of bread and always accompanied by a good wine, these are some of the dishes you can taste in this beautiful town.
We cannot leave without trying the Altea famous "empedrat", a stew with white beans and cod or snails with onions.
Besides rice and fish, vegetables are also very important to its cuisine, raw in salads or used in rich stews.
Probably the Alteana cuisine, a typical and delicious Mediterranean cuisine, is the secret of the longevity of its inhabitants.
This small town is located on the Costa Blanca between Benidorm and Calpe in the Marina Baja with about 24,000 inhabitants. Altea is one of the most beautiful and charming towns of the Costa Blanca, its historic center is a must for any traveler who walked on this earth. In its old town with cobbled streets, surrounded by white houses filled with colorful plants, visitors can admire countless monuments and churches.
Its privileged surroundings feature about 7 km of coastline alternating steep cliffs and small coves with long sandy beaches among which there are Playa La Ronda, Playa Mascarat, Playa La Olla, Playa Cap Negret and Playa Cap Blanch.
Playa Cap Blanch: a beautiful beach 1.300mts located next to the port and Playa Albir. It is a pebble beach with a nice promenade that runs alongside restaurants, terraces and a great atmosphere.
Playa Mascarat: Also called Playa Barreta, it is a beautiful pebble beach located in a wild natural setting on the outskirts of Altea next to the marina Luis Campomanes. Here the cliffs of the Sierra de Benia rush abruptly to sea forming beautiful landscapes. It is especially recommended for scuba divers because of the richness of its seabed area.
Playa Cap Negret: located after the mouth of the Rio Algar, it is a pebble beach with calm waters and a family atmosphere.
Playa la Olla: beach located at the limit of Calpe with Altea located in a wild and natural environment composed of cobbles.
Playa la Roda: is one of the most appreciated both by the inhabitants of Altea and tourists. The beach is located below the Cap Negret beach and has a beautiful promenade that skirts up to the yacht club.
Altea is a well connected town, its strategic location provides easy access as it is located only 15 km from Benidorm, 55 km from Alicante and about 130 km from the city of Valencia.
If you prefer to travel by car you can opt for the N332 or the AP-7, taking exit 64 which is not far from the town.
If you prefer to travel by plane then you have two options, the airport of El Altet in Alicante-Elche 57 Km. Or we also have the option of using the Valencia Manises airport 140 km away, with national and international connections.
Narrow gauge railways in Alicante-Denia, its route has a station in Altea as well as the ALSA bus line, which connects with all cities in Spain.
Before planning your trip, the first thing you should do is find a good accommodation for the whole family. Altea is a town that for years has been a benchmark of national and international tourism and the hotel and tourist apartment selection in Altea is very broad. You can always book a hotel but we believe in the choice of vacation rentals in Altea because you enjoy a holiday with more freedom, with the same amenities as a hotel and at half the price. So we suggest you perform a search on our website to find your perfect accommodation for your holiday, either an apartment, a house or a villa with a private pool in Altea.