Idyllic Village North of Alicante
Altea is without doubt one of the most charming towns to be found on the Costa Blanca. Located in the region of Alicante it enjoys a privileged location and an excellent mild climate, with an average year round temperature of 18 to 20°C. Altea consists of a new and an old neighbourhood. The old part of town is perched on a hilltop where you will find breath-taking views, especially at night when peeking over the illuminated town whilst enjoying a romantic dinner in one of the many cosy restaurants. The beautiful blue-and-white tiled church dome that proudly peaks out among the glistening white houses in Altea’s old town has become an icon of the Costa Blanca.
A Picturesque Town Surrounded by Nature
Altea is a cosy picturesque town, and a holiday haven for the more discerning tourists who will be captivated by its medieval cobbled streets, its picture book old quarter and the delights of its palm-fringed seafront promenade. Although Altea is just 10 kilometres from Benidorm it is a world apart in terms of its beauty, culture and visitors. It’s more quiet and cosy setting appeals to those seeking a tranquil holiday amid the beautiful scenery.
Diversity in the Area
For those seeking a more energetic diversity the nearby Benidorm offers a wide range of bars, beaches and also ferry rides to the Balearics from nearby Denia. Whether you are looking for a luxurious experience, lively nightlife or just peace, quiet and cool summer nights, Altea will captivate you with its charm and diversity.
The name Altea derives from the Moors who conquered the region and named it Althaya, meaning “health to all”.