Altea is situated on the Costa Blanca at one hour drive from Alicante Airport and about an hour and a half from Valencia Airport.
Altea is the most artistic village on the Costa Blanca. Artists are most welcome here and the people of Altea adore and highly value them.
In the village of Altea you will find lots of narrow, white streets and the crown of the town is the church from which the roof is tiled with blue Valencian ceramics. The ‘Nuestro Senora del Consuelo’ church is part of the Spanish Cultural Inheritance with the Tower of Galera. It’s quite a climb through the narrow streets to get to the square in front of the church, as it is located at 60 meters above sea level.
The most important beach is the ‘Cap Blanch’ which begins all the way back in Albir. There are only pebble beaches in Altea, the closest sand beaches are in Calpe, about 15 km further north.
In the south Altea stops at the giant Mascarat rock where you are met with a nice harbor named Campomanes. Altea also has a second harbor, but this one is exclusive to members of the Nautica.
Inland, behind Altea, you have the more rural Altea La Vella which is well worth a visit.
Just like in any other village in Spain, there’s a lot of festivities in Altea. Their saints are very important and they still love their traditions. The Moor and Christians, the Patron Saint Virgin del Carmen and the spectacular bonfire on the beach of La Olla (playa de la Olla) in august is not to be missed.