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Sights and attractions

A traditional town and municipality located on Spain’s sunny Costa Blanca, Altea is a popular destination for local artists. Its whitewashed buildings dotted with splashes of colour are perched up on the hillside with the shimmering Mediterranean as a backdrop. It enjoys a mild microclimate due to its sheltered position, which makes it a pleasant destination year-round.

Down near the seaside promenade, you’ll find all of the modern amenities of any typical resort in this area, and flashy Benidorm is located just across the Sierra Helada, connected by tram. Yet Altea enjoys a personality all of its own, with a quiet, laid-back way of life and pebbly beaches. The old town offers a labyrinth of cobbled streets and crooked houses, with a blue-domed church at its centre. Venture around the old town square or stroll down the seaside promenade under the shade of palm trees to get a view of this charming town from below.

Altea’s main attractions can be uncovered on a stroll through its old town. One of the main highlights is the ‘Church of Our Lady of Solace,’ notable for its blue-tiled cupola which stands out against the rest of the town’s whitewashed architecture. It also boasts colourful ceramics and mosaics, making it a striking work of art.

From the old town, you’ll be able to enjoy sweeping views of the bay below, with the fragrance of orange trees all around. This old quarter is home to a number of artists and artisans, who can be seen working in local galleries, interior design shops and craft workshops. Altea also offers a harbour and marina down near the sea, as well as a lengthy beach. It stretches for over 5km, but it’s quite rocky in comparison to nearby destinations like Benidorm.

Restaurants and cafes

Cuisine in Altea is influenced by its expat population as well as traditional Mediterranean ingredients. Many of the top choice eateries are positioned in the old quarter near the central plaza, with residents dining al fresco to enjoy the abundant sunshine.

Visit the Pasteleria de Sabors for freshly baked pastries and colourful macarons, or Sirtaki for vegetarian-friendly Greek cuisine. Indian curries are available in the Restaurant Himalaya Tandoori and you’ll find no shortage of traditional tapas bars and family-run restaurants like El Meu, known for its excellent seafood paella. More seafood restaurants are available near the promenade and harbour.


Altea is known for its locally produced art and home design goods. The main commercial area is located in the town centre, close to the Town Hall and main plaza. As you climb through the narrow streets of the old quarter, you’ll be able to browse through a selection of colourful works from local artists, inspired by the seascapes and bohemian charm of the region.

Altea is also well known for its Tuesday Market, which is one of the Costa Blanca’s largest. This is a prime location to scoop up handmade jewellery, vintage clothing, antiques, and local handicrafts. The main road between Altea and Albir is another shopping district, with a wealth of independent and brand name retailers. From toy shops to electric goods, there’s plenty to choose from here as well as relaxing bars and restaurants interspersed between furniture shops.


Although it’s a relatively small town, Altea is well-connected with the rest of the Costa Blanca. It’s a stop on line 9 of the Alicante Tram System, running from Benidorm to Denia. The number 10 bus runs every 15 minutes to and from Benidorm, operated by Llorente Bus. For destinations a bit further afield like Alicante, Valencia and Murcia, Alsa operates national bus routes.

International visitors will find the Alicante Airport to be the most convenient for travel to Altea. Visitors can then arrive into the town via bus or car. Motorists can take the AP-7 toll road or N332 national road into town. Altea itself is quite walkable and it only takes 20 minutes to stroll from the port to the old town.

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