Altea Travel Guide

  • The Church at the top of the hill
    The Church at the top of the hill
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  • One of the many stalls at the Tuesday market
    One of the many stalls at the Tuesday...
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  • Marina sunset
    Marina sunset
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Altea Things to Do

  • Port

    With a bad beach (pebbles) Altea built a modern port that, with all the infrastructures, became one of its best attractions.

  • Church : Virgen del Consuelo

    At the Plaza del Convento is the church of Our Lady of Solace. It is situated in the heart of Alteas old town. It is on the highest point of Altea.

  • View from old town

    If you take a walk up to the old town of Altea you have a magnificent view over the new town of Altea.

  • The old town

    The old town of Altea didn't loose it's typical Spanish charm yet. Walk along the narrow streets, enjoy the bars and restaurants and the architecture.

  • The yacht harbour

    Take a walk to the yacht harbour, enjoy the view of the beautiful yachts. Go for a boattrip and have another look at Altea from the water.

  • Altea old town

    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...

  • Tourist Office

    If you didn´t have any chance to get some info before arriving to Altea, here there is a Tourist Office for you to ask for directions, festivals going on, and activities. Anything you will need during your stay.

  • Beaches

    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...

  • Great Shopping

    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...

  • Altea also has amazing beaches

    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...

  • Drinking and Eating.

    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...


    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...


Altea Hotels

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  • Hotel Abaco Inn

    Calle Salva N 13, Altea, 03590, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Melia Villa Gadea

    Partida Villa Gadea, Altea, Alicante Province, 03590, Spain

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Tossal d'Altea

    Partida Pla del Castell, 96, Altea, 03590, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Altea Restaurants

  • Great value tapas on Altea seafront

    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...

  • Overpriced food on Plaza de la Iglesia

    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...

  • Plastic tables, don't let that put you...

    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...

  • Altea's must eat!

    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,...

  • Romantic place

    I was last summer with my wife sitdown in this restaurant, with this atmosphere the people around playing music the candle lights, the food was fantastic the service so quick and profesional really good i really enjoy my holidays in Altea. Tiger Woods Salad !

  • The best pizzeria & terrace in Altea Old...

    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...


Altea Nightlife

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  • Evening in the Old Town

    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...

  • Champagne bar

    Champagne and cocktail bar, you see it immediatly because of the golden statues on the balcony. Nice place with a nice atmosphere.

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Altea Transportation

  • L9 tram between Benidorm and Altea

    The L9 tram runs between Benidorm and Denia, calling at Altea (amongst several other places) en route.We made use of this tram while travelling between Alicante and Altea in October 2013. Our journey involved catching the L1 tram from Alicante to Benidorm (1 hour 10 minutes journey) and then the L9 tram from Benidorm to Altea (15 minutes...

  • Tram from Alicante to Altea

    During our stay in Alicante in October 2013 we caught the local tram to the town of Altea.The details in this tip were correct as of that date.The journey consisted of 2 steps:Tram L1 from Alicante to Benidorm, followed by:Tram L9 from Benidorm to Altea.We caught the tram from Alicante's Mercado station. We purchased tickets from a manned kiosk...

  • The Costa Blanca Expres

    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.


Altea Shopping

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  • Hand made silver jewellery

    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...

  • A must for a balmy evening...

    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...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Altea Tourist Traps

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    Tricky photos

    by solopes Updated Dec 26, 2013

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    I spent a great week in Altea, really a nice 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, and 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.

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Altea Sports & Outdoors

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    Local Football

    by tunisianhick Updated Jun 6, 2006

    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.

    I think the game was over in this shot Look at all those mullets!

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Altea Favorites

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    Altea A small town that the Spanish call...

    by gillthedancer Written Jun 5, 2013

    Favorite thing: 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,

    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

    The Church at the top of the hill One of the many stalls at the Tuesday market Marina sunset
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