Altea is one of the most charming towns to be found on Spain's 'White Coast', located in the region of Alicante on the Costa Blanca North. The town is just 11 kilometres North of Benidorm, yet the two resorts are very different. Altea is similar to other Costa Blanca towns in that it has a new and an old neighbourhood. The old section is perched on top of a hill from where you will find spectacular views. It is a great atmospheric meeting place at all times of the day…
All in all Altea is a pretty town, popular with both holidaymakers and those fortunate enough to be able to live in the area and enjoyed by all who visit it.
The name Altea derives from the Moors who conquered the region and named it Althaya, meaning health to all.
Altea has excellent amenities for those wanting a quiet and relaxing time. This town is a holiday haven for the more discerning tourist who will be captivated by its medieval cobbled streets, its picture book old quarter and the delights of its palm-fringed seafront promenade.
The ascent to the old section along steep slopes and stepped streets reveals a broad horizon at every turn and extends along the entire La Marina region. The silhouette of the Peñon de Ifach on one side and the Helade range on the other, frame the view of the sea, with the ever present gulls sweeping low over the town
International cuisine is available in all Restaurants and there is a large variety to choose from. Traditional Spanish fayre can be found in the Beach areas, wonderful Paellas, Sardines, Prawns etc.
Altea enjoys a privileged location and an excellent mild climate, with an average year round temperature of 18-20°C.