: Playa Albir
All the local towns have a traditional Mediterranean feel. Altea is well known for its palm-lined walkways, fishing port and marina, as well as atmospheric cobbled lanes with artisan shops and quality restaurants. La Nucia is well known for its regular Sunday market, whilst the Avenida Porvilla has some of the most beautiful views of the area, looking out over the 'tossalets' (small rises) covered in pine and fruit trees. The nearest beaches are about a 15 minute drive away.
Golf: The Costa Blanca is a real paradise for golf lovers. It has become one of the leading international centres for golf all year round, thanks to the exceptional climate with over 300 sunny days a year, and the easy access from the main tourist markets.
The courses have first-rate facilities and are generally sited on the coast close to the main tourist resorts. There are currently over 15 courses along the Costa Blanca, all located less than a 45 minutes drive along dual carriageways or motorways from El Altet airport. Some of the facilities have been designed by top golfers such as Severiano Ballesteros.