Four pools with live guard.
Sea and mountain view in one of the most prestigious parts of Spain.
Close to golf, tennis, beach, town, hiking, harbour, water sports, amusement parks and many more.
From here you drive in no time to towns like : Moraira, Javea, Calpe, Benidorm, Albir.
Altea is without doubt one of the most charming towns to be found on Spain's 'White Coast', located in the region of Alicante on the Costa Blanca. The town is just 11 kilometres north of Benidorm, yet the two resorts are worlds apart. Altea is similar to other Costa Blanca towns in that it has a new and an old neighbourhood. The old section is perched on top of a hill from where you will find really spectacular views.
Although the resort of Altea is less than 10 miles from Benidorm, the two resorts could not be more different. Altea is a relaxing holiday destination with historic buildings, cobbled streets, a beautiful church and a number of typically Spanish shops, restaurants and cafes.
The resort of Altea Hills is perched on a mountain side and provides breathtaking views of the Mediterranean, the old town of Altea, and on a clear day you can even see the Alicante skyline which is around 45 miles away. From Altea Hills you can be on the beach within just a few minutes by car. The properties in the area range from luxurious villas that are worth several million euros, to more standard two and three-bedroom apartments. Things to do and places to visit in Altea.
Altea has many attractions and you will not be stuck for things to do. The resplendent church of Nuestra Senora Del Consuelo was built in 1910 and it is a splendid example of a Mediterranean church with hand-painted, sea blue mosaic tiles.
The shopping precinct of Altea is very quaint and old-style Spanish. The shops usually open between 10 am and 9 PM, but many shop owners will adhere to the custom of taking a siesta during the hot months, and therefore will close between 2 and 4 PM.
The best way to get round Altea is on foot, as this way you can see the delightful old buildings on the cobbled streets that would be missed if you were travelling by car. You can also take a mountain walking tour with one of several companies that specialize in guided tours.
In the main square of Altea there is a fascinating bohemian market where local craftspeople, artists and other sellers sell unique items between the months of April and September.
Golfers will find the Altea Golf Club to be on par with other top golf courses in Spain; therefore Altea is a popular destination with golfers from all over Europe.
Although Altea has plenty of traditional bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy a different location every night of your holiday if you wish, the nightlife is nowhere near as lively as in neighbouring Benidorm. However, as Benidorm is located less than 10 miles away you can easily take a taxi from your Altea accommodation if you want to stay out until the early hours.
Don Cayo golf is a mountain course you wont forget with every time a different approche plus a good restaurant.
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Altea is a town located on the Mediterranean coast in the province of Alicante at about 50 kilometers north-east of the city of Alicante and 100 kilometers south of the city of Valencia. Altea has retained its character, including the absence of high-rises. The center includes a modern area with many shops and a picturesque old Moorish area on a hill with steep streets, stairs and white houses. Here are many galleries and restaurants.
The coast south of Calpe would have a microclimate that winters are significantly warmer than the north of Calpe. This makes Altea and the whole area, including nearby town of Alfaz del Pi very attractive for people that are coming for a winter break.
There are about 10 golf courses in the vicinity, the nearest is Don Cayo in Altea la Vella (1 km).
Hiking: many walks in the mountainous hinterland, but also along the beaches.
Theme Parks in Benidorm such as Terra Mitica, Terra Natura, Mundomar and Aqualandia nice trips possible.
Worth a visit: Fuentes de Algar, a series of waterfalls in the river Algar at Callosa d'en Sarria, where you can swim with them the nearby Cactus Gardens and El Castell de Quadalest.
Our Village - Altea la Vella
There is a new and an old part to the village. The old part is on a small hill having tiny streets and a lovely church. You must look inside. In the newer part of the village there is a theatre, school, bars, cafes and shops, and a couple of bakers.
It only takes 4-5 minutes drive down to the village and there is plenty of parking up behind the bank. There is a 9 hole golf course nearby at Club Don Cayo. Two 18 hole Jack Nicklaus designed courses at the Real de Faula at the back of Benidorm. Easy to get to down the motorway but book ahead in high season. The main road through the village goes to the coast (4 minutes in car to L'Olla beach) or inland to Guadaleste, one of the most visited places in the Costa Blanca. To get to the very top of Guadaleste Village you have to go through the big house! On the way there it is worth visiting the Fonts D'Algar, a lovely waterfall. The Algar is the river that runs out to sea at Altea. Small streams from the surrounding mountains feed it, and in the winter, following heavy rain inland, a waterfall forms only 100 meters from the town, and runs down the ravine below. This only happens once or twice a year, but is a wonderful surprise.
Our main town is the historic sea front town of Altea with its palm-lined promenade, small fishing harbour, and shops. Lots of parking here but busy. There are many restaurants along the front here but some of the best are in the old town. A walk up through narrow cobbled streets and steps between white washed houses will bring you to the main square at the top. Here you will be greeted with a wonderful church and views down the coast to Benidorm, or back to our mountain. The evenings here in the summer are bustling, with buskers surrounding the square where you can eat out at the many restaurants. There are artists and evening craft stalls in the summer too. If you can't make the walk up you can park around by the theatre and then its an easy flat walk into the square, but you will miss some of the cobbled streets. Tuesday morning is the vegetable market in town, with fresh fish in the covered market just around the corner, and the main market on the same day is down behind the football pitch by the river bed. It's huge.
Altea nestles at the foot of the Sierra Bernia mountain range, next to the mouth of the river Algar. Many civilisations have come and gone. Iberians, Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans and Muslims all have left their mark and their influence. The name of the town comes from the greek Altahia which means, "I cure", and the name of the river means "the river of health".
There are fiestas all year round in Altea. Highlights include the Easter Carnival, the seaman's celebrations in honour of San Lorenc, and the Castell de L'Olla festivities with fireworks and music on sea and land around 12th August, and the towns main fiestas in honour of the Santissim Crist del Sagari and Sant Blai (Altea's patron saint), with the traditional Moros i Cristians, a mock battle between the Moors and Christians on the forth week in September. Our village Altea la Vella has its own 2 weeklong fiesta around the last week in January or early February with giant Paella, street barbeque and a candlelit procession. Nearby towns of Benidorm, Calpe, La Nucia, Alfaz, Albir, Polop all have their own festivals at different times so don't be surprised to hear fireworks going off somewhere in the distance.
If you are feeling energetic, beyond the villa there is a dirt track road where you can walk around and up onto the ridge. Beyond that there is a walking track that will take you near to the top of the mountain to a picnic area. Take good walking shoes, plenty of water, and a mobile phone. Climb up further and you will find a cave at the top that will lead you through the mountain to a secret valley. Watch out for dinosaurs and teradactyls on the other side. Do not do this in the heat of the day. Enjoy the lovely smell of wild flowers, herbs and pine in the springtime. Fantastic views.
If you are feeling energetic, There is a walking track that will take you near to the top of the mountain to a picnic area. Take good walking shoes, plenty of water, and a mobile phone. Climb up further and you will find a cave at the top that will lead you through the mountain to a secret valley. Watch out for dinosaurs and teradactyls on the other side. Do not do this in the heat of the day. Enjoy the lovely smell of wild flowers, herbs and pine in the springtime. Fantastic views.
The Costa Blanca/Valencia region
Welcome to this exhilarating and enchanting part of Spain. This region stretches from Valencia ( the city that invented paella, is home to Formula 1 and Americas Cup racing) in the North to Alicante (a bustling, bright port and holiday city with vibrant night life) in the south.
Along the White Coast of the Costa Blanca you will find some of Spain's most popular beach resorts including Javea, Denia, Moraira, Altea, Benissa and Calpe offering blue flag beaches, excellent sports activities, lovely marinas and fishing ports surrounded by restaurants and bars serving some of the best of Spain's traditional cuisine.
The World Health Organisation has designated the northern Costa Blanca as possessing one of the finest climates found anywhere, and the EU has awarded many of the beaches in the area the prestigious "blue flag" for water quality and cleanliness several years running.
The coastline boasts some of the Spain's finest beaches, as well as pleasant natural features.