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Despite its proximity to one of Europes largest tourist spots (Benidorm), the white washed town of Altea has managed to remain untouched by mass tourism. From Alicante airport Altea is best reached via the A-7 toll road, the journey time in most cases taking just under an hour.

Altea Spain

With Alteas narrow cobbled streets and stepped pathways it is easy to understand why it became a favourite haunt for artists, musicians and writers in the 60s. Today is retains much of the old charm, with a mixture of well preserved Moorish and Mediterranean architecture, and palm fringed seafront promenade. The town is split between old and new quarters. The picture postcard old quarter (Vellaguarda quarter) sits on top a hill with excellent views of the mountains and Altea bay. The new quarter is down by the seafront and is the site for the majority of recent development, restaurants and other amenities.

Altea Tourist Information

Altea has a 6 kilometre beach, made up of cliffs alternating with shingle bathing areas. Playa de la Roda is located near the town centre. The main beach, Playa de Cap Blanch, is located to the south and runs into Albirs beach (Albir is the next town along from Altea).

There are many fiestas (festivals) throughout Alteas calendar, some of which are a real spectacle and well worth a look. The cuisine is another major bonus, with (affordable) good food available everywhere, alongside the middle to high end restaurants. Shopping opportunities also exist, mostly in the form of tiny shops offering gifts, local goods and handicrafts.

Altea is also well known for its mild climate and enjoys sunshine for in excess of 320 days per year. The sun is at its hottest during the summer months, with temperatures rarely falling below 30°C (86°F). Winters are typically very mild with averages hovering around 18°C (64°F).