Altea

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Altea showing street scenes, a house and flowers

This charming historic town near Benidorm offers a relaxing beachfront with sparkling coves, markets and cafés serving sangria.

Whether you come for the Moorish-influenced food, exhilarating watersports or celebrated Spanish-Christian architecture, you will have plenty to choose from in Altea. This bohemian town is a great place to stay for a few nights or to visit during an explorative daytrip of the Costa Blanca.

Altea is much quieter than nearby Benidorm and offers a slice of Spanish history and many art galleries. With whitewashed houses perched on a scenic hill and cobbled streets weaving down to the blue Mediterranean Sea, Altea’s streetscape is actually one of its biggest attractions.

Stroll through the town to see heritage buildings and galleries around every corner. In the Poble Antic (Historic Quarter) soaring walls rise to the highest point of the town, the bell tower of the parish church called The Virgin of Consuelo. Explore the labyrinth of streets and catch glimpses of the beach and the distinctive blue-and-white dome of the Our Lady of Solace church.

Quench your thirst at the several cafés and restaurants that line the city’s best lookout points. Be sure to sample some sangria; Altea’s traditional recipe is a delicious combination of wine, fruit and herbs.

The Altea market in the old town is the place to go for fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers. Other local markets near the Altea sports center sell traditional Spanish dresses in bright colors and have musical stalls, adding to the festive atmosphere.

The palm tee-lined beach is never far away. Go for a swim or take your pick from the available watersports, from serene paddleboarding to adrenaline-charged wakeboarding. Book a snorkeling or scuba-diving tour to the coastline’s coves to enjoy one of the world’s most lively marine environments.

Altea is only a 15-minute drive northeast of Benidorm by car. The town can also be reached by bus or train. Note that the old town square and wider area around the church is for pedestrians only. Be sure to pack protective footwear and a mat or foldable chair, because Altea’s beach isn’t as sandy as the others on the Costa Blanca.

Hotel Cap Negret
Hotel Cap Negret
4 out of 5
The price is £61 per night from 25 Oct to 25 Oct
Nestled on the beach, this Altea hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cap Negret Beach, Altea Harbour and Altea Market. Parque de San Pedro and Altea City Hall ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (278 reviews)
"No water bottle, just the first day"

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2021

Hotel Cap Negret
SH Villa Gadea
SH Villa Gadea
5 out of 5
The price is £97 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Situated in Altea, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Altea Harbour and Cap Negret Beach. Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa San Miguel Arcangel Altea and Altea ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (637 reviews)
"my first ever stay at this parador excellent"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2021

SH Villa Gadea
Dream villa with private tennis court, pool, sea and mountain views and green garden
Dream villa with private tennis court, pool, sea and mountain views and green garden
3 Av. Dénia, Altea, Valencian Community
This family-friendly Altea resort is located by the ocean, within 3 mi (5 km) of Club de Golf Don Cayo, Altea Harbour and Cap Negret Beach. Dinopark and playa ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (10 reviews)
Altea holiday
"Inside villa was very nice and generally well equipped. Fourth bedroom not suitable for young children as not connected to main house. Outside very disappointing as tiles on floor not suitable for pool area as very slippery and dangerous (18 month grandson slipped and banged his head after just ten ..."

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2019

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Dream villa with private tennis court, pool, sea and mountain views and green garden
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Dream villa with private tennis court, pool, sea and mountain views and green garden
Dream villa with private tennis court, pool, sea and mountain views and green garden
3 Av. Dénia, Altea, Valencian Community
This family-friendly Altea resort is located by the ocean, within 3 mi (5 km) of Club de Golf Don Cayo, Altea Harbour and Cap Negret Beach. Dinopark and playa ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (10 reviews)
Altea holiday
"Inside villa was very nice and generally well equipped. Fourth bedroom not suitable for young children as not connected to main house. Outside very disappointing as tiles on floor not suitable for pool area as very slippery and dangerous (18 month grandson slipped and banged his head after just ten ..."

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2019

Dream villa with private tennis court, pool, sea and mountain views and green garden
BELLA GALERA modern house, large pool and jacuzzi
BELLA GALERA modern house, large pool and jacuzzi
10 Calle la Judía, Altea, Valencian Community
Situated in Altea, this holiday home is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Club de Golf Don Cayo and within 3 miles (5 km) of Altea Harbour and Cap Negret Beach. Iglesia Ortodoxa ...
BELLA GALERA modern house, large pool and jacuzzi
Pierre & Vacances Altea Port
Pierre & Vacances Altea Port
3.5 out of 5
Located in Altea, this beachfront residence is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of playa el mascarat and Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa San Miguel Arcangel ...
3.8/5 Good! (43 reviews)
"Lovely views and a good location. Parking was a bit challenging some nights. Often smelt of sewage in the apparent after taking a shower."

Reviewed on 4 Jun 2019

Pierre & Vacances Altea Port
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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