Promenade by the sea in Altea
Promenade by the sea in Altea


Best things to do in Altea, Spain

Are you looking for a place to relax in? A beautiful, picturesque, small town where you will feel the real atmosphere of Spain? If so, Altea is the perfect choice for you!


Altea is a small town on the Costa Blanca coast in the Valencia region. It is located just a few kilometres from the bustling Benidorm. Its easy access to the surrounding cities like Calpe, Denia, Javea and Alicante is possible thanks to the well-developed intercity transportation, such as: train, bus and private transfers. Additionally, while on site, you can rent city bikes or use the services of companies that provide rental services e.g. electric scooters. Since the most beautiful part of the town - the old town, is located on a hill, we encourage you to visit it on foot.


We can also assure you that whether you are going to spend a day or a week in Altea, you will not be bored. There is something for everyone here. You can spend time lying on one of the many beaches, walking the intimate streets, or choose a different, more active form of exploring the natural beauty of the surrounding mountain ranges.


The Old Town of Altea

As mentioned earlier, the old town of Altea, located on a hill, impresses visitors with its narrow cobbled streets filled with flowers and old whitewashed houses. Every corner is unique and therefore, worth seeing. In summer, in addition to numerous shops and cafes, you can enjoy many stalls with handicrafts, concerts and other cultural events. It is also worth mentioning that this year, Altea was awarded the status of Valencian Capital of Culture until April 2020.


It is also worth mentioning that there are many restaurants, which represent a high level of culinary excellence. They are based on the Mediterranean diet, consisting mainly of fresh products e.g. seafood and vegetables. This fact has not been overlooked by the prestigious Michelin guide and  hence, 12 locations have been chosen as one of the most recommendable restaurants in the world, not only in Altea, but also in the immediate vicinity.


Moreover, on the main square of Plaza Iglesia, there is a beautiful historic church from the 17th century - the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Consuelo. The interior of the church is also worth seeing because of its impressive stained-glass windows and a beautifully preserved Baroque architecture. The square is also a place from which you can admire the breathtaking view of the sea and other parts of the city. Every lookout point in the city provides an unforgettable experience.


Beaches and water sports

If you are an enthusiast of quiet relaxation and the sound of the sea, you can choose from beaches and bays stretching over 6 kilometres of water line. The most popular places to visit are:


  • Playa de la Solsida,
  • Playa de la Rod,
  • Playa del Mascarat,
  • La Barreta de Gualda,
  • Playa de la Olla,
  • Playa de Cap Blanch.


All of them are extremely picturesque, filled with shells, creating breathtaking beaches in a variety of shades of white. However, the Altea coast is not only a paradise beach, but also an unforgettable view from the cliffs. For those who love to spend time actively by the water, there is the Club Náutico de Altea sports port, where you can choose from a wide range of water sports: windsurfing, canoeing, kitesurfing, sailing and even diving. However, if you are not a fan of any of these disciplines, you can also rent a motorboat, a jet ski or a paddle surfboard.


You can also visit the port of Puerto Deportivo Campomanes Marina Greenwich, where you can have lunch or dinner in one of the many restaurants, surrounded by spectacular and luxurious yachts docking there.


The promenade along the beach

If you are on the beach, you should also take the Paseo Marítimo promenade, which stretches from El Albir to the Algar River. It is a lovely promenade along the beach and the sea, where you can go for a walk in the evening. In addition, you will be delighted to see the sunrise behind the rocks of the Peñon de Ifach in Calpe and the lighthouse in Albira in the morning.


Altea Hills

With an area of 34.43 km², Altea Hills is a district famous for its modern and luxurious villas surrounded by palm trees and colourful greenery. It is a hillside (hence the name) vantage point that is indescribable in its own words. If you want to feel like someone famous and spend time surrounded by luxury villas and cars, then rent or buy a property in Altea Hills.

Apartment with swimming pool in Altea Hills
Luxury apartment with pool in Altea Hills


Remember that when visiting this place you need to keep your eyes open as this neighbourhood is home to several celebrities. We can assure you that if you live there, you will certainly feel like someone famous.

Apartments with beautiful views of the sea and the city of Altea
Apartments with amazing views of the sea


Seat "Altea"

In 2004, the Spanish brand ''SEAT'', launched a compact minivan called ''Altea''. It was designed by Walter de'Silva, who in his career designed other more or less famous models of various brands. SEAT Altea was the first family model of the brand's minivan type, and its launch had high sales expectations. As it turned out later, quite rightly so, because the "Altea" model turned out to be a great success and in the following years further types of this model were created, i.e. Altea XL and Altea Freetrack.


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