Close to Benidorm ideal for a day out.
A beautiful pueblo with white houses, great climate and a humble international environment..
What a beautiful old town! White houses, narrow and artistically curved streets, nice cafes and restaurants. One can cover the city walking in one hour or two, but one can enjoy in this town a a few says. Its extremely calm and tranquil place. There are several terraces and places through which one can see the sea view and the beaches. When you...more
Altea has a good selection of apartments for sale and for rent .Its a very clean tasteful place and you feel kind of special there. There are a few estate agents selling a good selection of houses-apartments. As Altea is on the main coast road from Alicante to Denia its easy just to pull up and have a quick look. You will not regret doing so as the...more
After we had eaten and enjoyed the views, we slowly walked back down through the narrow white washed housed streets. As we got lower near the main road, we saw a huge selection of shops. There are many shops running along beside the main road. We had a look in a few of them and then decided to have a look at the coast. Altea has around 6km's of...more
While we were in the Old Town after our meal we decided to take a look at the amazing viewpoint next to the restaurants. There is a huge ledge area where you can see right along the coast for miles. Stunning views. The walk uphill is worth it alone for this viewpoint. Buskers were playing here and we gave them a couple of Euros as they were very...more
We had a lovely meal in the Plaza and listened to some buskers playing music in the distance. Food was not cheap here but I guess you are paying for the location etc. We payed about £6 each for a small paella. But as I said it was worth it because of the location etc. It was easy to relax and watch people and enjoy the music and enjoy the views in...more
Driving towards BENIDORM which is just about 10 kilometers from Altea you will come accross a direction that mentions CALLOSA. Take this direction and just 3 kilometers out of this town you will come accross Fuentes de Algar, which is a small combination of mountains, greenery and waterfalls together. Simply fantastic. If the weather is good you...more
Calle Salva N 13, Altea, 03590, Spain
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Partida Pla del Castell, 96, Altea, 03590, Spain
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Partida Villa Gadea, Altea, Alicante Province, 03590, Spain
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October 2013: We had just had a rather overpriced meal at Bar La Plaza on the square of Plaza de la Iglesia in the heart of Altea's hilltop village. So, we were delighted to find much friendlier prices at sea level; specifically at Fronton Playa tapas bar.This friendly bar is located on the seafront, just a few metres from the beach, and less than...more
We visited Bar La Plaza for a late afternoon meal during a daytrip to Altea in October 2013.This bar and restaurant enjoys a great location on the bustling Plaza de la Iglesia, in the heart of this picturesque, whitewashed hilltop village. We sat at an outdoor table in the shadow of the adjacent church of La Mare de Déu del Consol.We had spent a...more
Plastic chairs and a cheap price may put people off, but don't let it!At 8 Euro 90 cent for a 3 course meal, you will not be disappointed. I thought they would be micro versions of the normal menu but they were the same size portions. OK the lasagne was not large but it was home made and piping hot.The service is with a wonderful smile and...more
hello everybody, i would like to share my experience in this wonderful chinese restaurant because of its quality and good taste. The homemade food and kindness atention were the strong point. i went there with 3 friends and we didnt know what to have. the waitress gave us very good recomendations. One of us is coeliac but he hadnt problem at all,...more
We were strolling in Altea old town when we saw a beautiful terrace restaurant. This nice pizzeria is in the heart of the old town and as the terrace is quite big, it is always busy. The food and the service (Italians) are really good too. Very very nice place! We had a couple of meals there, as we really like the food and the nice comfy...more
This is a great little bar tucked away off the steps up the hill. Its run by the American Sara and her Spanish husband David, and they certainly make you welcome. We visited with our friend who has just moved to Altea and we felt so at home. The bar is very cute with a small mezzanine where you will find some board games should you ever get fed up...more
118 Reviews and Opinions
The easiest and fastest way to go to Altea is by the Costa Blanca Expres. It runs between Alicante and Denia. Now it is only one train every 60 minutes, but this will change in the near future. The line is updated and modenised right now.
The shop is a wealth of silver jewellery to suit all tastes - the glass cabinets tempt you to part with your cash and they are very helpful if you want, or are happy to let you ponder your decision whilst looking around. This has to be my favourite shop for gifts for people, mainly women as its jewellery. All hand made they produce some wonderful...more
I cannot recommend only one shop, as there are too many, so am recommending the whole old town experience! Saunter thru the small lanes filled with restaurants and tapas bars and craft shops. Altea is artists heaven.... with views to die for.Its wonderful to go with your partner and amble around ,take in a glass or two os sangria and then find a...more
I spent a great week in Altea, really a ice area. I read carefully everything before going and was prepared for what I found - a beautiful place with bad pebble beach. Some photos in brochures are conceived to hide some details, and you risk to be badly surprised if you don't read enough - in VT, for instance.
Going to the beach was not our main objective in Altea (we went often to Benidorm, 10 km away, return to the Altea's tranquility as soon as tired of the masses.
Most people accepted the conditions and the beach was well frequented, but we didn't go there.
I As a matter of fact Fernanda and I were sliding a couple of times on the pebbles, but in the 3 or four meters that separated the ocean from our hotel's pool.
Walking from the hotel into town I discovered a local football match, which was the highlight of my Altean adventure. I wish i was sober enough to remember who was playing Altea. I do, however, remember a toothless old dude seated in back of me who enjoyed spitting sunflower hulls at my drunken ass. I can't say that I blame him.
From the pebbles on the beach to the long promenade, up the cobbled streets to the Old Town and back down again for a great local market or expensive designer shops there is something for everyone in Altea.
A community of about 20,000 live here with numbers rising to well over 50,000 for the summer months.
Great bar in the Old Town, Altearte with Sara and her Husband David behind the bar giving you a very warm welcome. Little unexpected tapas come out and you can tell David's passion is food and the science behind mixing flavours together to give mouth watering tastes.
The huge selection of tapas on the promenade at Fronton Playa are wonderful make quite a substantial eating out experience.
Restaurants such as Le Perro Negro at the bottom of the steps to the Old Town, transport you into French and Spanish quisine mixed together. Wonderful hospitality and a great meal.
With all this eating check out of town for Greenwich Diving for the chance to try snorkelling and diving in the bays.
I'm writing a blog on my Altea discoveries, www.recoveringme.co.uk
Fondest memory: The local market, a shock of colour and smells that give you great fresh food at affordable prices. If you are self catering, then stock up here on a Tuesday