At the foot of the Sierra de Altea old Berniagebergte is built against a hill, proudly overlooking the houses uitprijkend, the typical church with blue and white tiled dome. A familiar landmark in the landscape. Walking through the steep narrow, cobblestone streets and past the blue and white walls, you will be surprised by the most picturesque vistas in alleys and at sea. At the foot of the town is a long promenade with bars, restaurants and bars and the shopping street Avenida del Rey JaimeL. Every afternoon in the harbor selling fresh fish. In and around Altea in the summer for traditional local village festivals, one of the most beautiful in September "Moros y Cristianos" with colorful parades. Altea has a 6 km beach alternately rocky and pebble beaches. The Playa de la Roda is located along the old town. The famous Playa de Cap Blanch is situated on the south side and runs to the beach of Albir. Tips for daytrips abound. In ancient times, was the center of Altea on the road to the Sierra de Bernia. This is now Altea la Vella or Altea La Vieja and is called the current 3 km from Altea. The Sierra de Bernia with its Font del Garroferet known and the old fort are recommended. The attractive Guadelest (24 km) is reached by the typical mountain village Callosa d'en Sarria and is built against the rocks on a beautiful lake.