Altea is located in the region of Alicanti on the Costa Blanca and is a town with much history. It is a charming place where pretty white washed houses overlook the sea; it still retains an air of serenity.
The church of Altea with its beautiful dome is a must see visitor attraction, you can enjoy the walk to see this magnificent church through narrow and mediaeval cobbled streets that wind up to the old quarter.
You can admire the white washed buildings and stop at one of the restaurants or cafes for refreshments, browse around the small shops where local craft and gifts are on offer, explore the little back streets.
When you come to the church you can enjoy the splendid views of Altea Bay and the surrounding mountains, it is well worth the walk.
This charming town has a wide variety of restaurants where you can try typical local dishes. The seafront promenade which stretches to the port has plenty of cafes where you can relax and soak up the atmosphere.
There is a large weekly market held here where you may want to pick up a bargain!
There are about 6km of beaches around Altea mainly pebble and shingle, watersports are available, if you are looking for a more active holiday the beach at nearby Albir offers a good range of watersports and leisure activities.
There are no all night discos here yet, you can spend your evenings in one of the many fine restaurants/bars in and around the town. If you are looking to experience a more lively nightlife Benidorm is only a 10 minute drive away.
There are many excursions you may wish to take, for a family day out a visit to the Terra Mitica which is Spainís biggest theme park is only a short drive away. There are a lot of attractions to suit most everyone.
Alternatively why not head for the Sierra Bernia mountains. Altea makes an ideal holiday location it has plenty to offer its visitors and is close to most of the Costa Blancaís popular attractions.