Home to blue-and-white-tiled churches and cobblestone streets, Altea is a charming place to discover family-run shops and historic buildings. The small Spanish town boasts whitewashed houses, historic sites, artistic alleyways and magnificent sea and mountain views.
Things to do in Altea
Start your exploration of Atlea with a leisurely stroll around the charming Old Town and soak up the sea views from the Cronistas de Espana viewpoint. The town’s streets lead you past charming cafes up to the historic Plaza de la Iglesia square and church of Nuestra Senora del Consuelo.
Go for a beach walk or work on your tan along the six kilometres of shoreline in Altea, including the pebbled Playa de Albir. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, head to Cap Negret to discover tranquil landscapes and gentle waves.
For a dose of retail therapy, pick up handicrafts at the church square in Altea. The Muestra de Artesania is jam-packed with stalls selling everything from jewellery to paintings. Experience Altea’s local traditions at Palau Altea, where you’ll find regular performances, including live music, dance and theatre.
To see more of Altea’s unspoilt natural beauty, go on a guided tour of the Costa Blanca, which showcases spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea. Explore the historic village of Guidalest to capture landscapes filled with orange fields and beautiful almond trees or discover pine groves and orchards in the small town of Polpop.
Getting around Altea
Altea’s compact streets are best explored on foot, as the promenade connects the Old Town to the port in less than 20 minutes. Alicante El Altet Airport is 70 kilometres away, while buses travel to Murcia, Valencia and Madrid.