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Altea is located between the towns of Benidorm and Calpe and is considered by many as the most beautiful village in Costa Blanca. This town boasts pristine beaches with turquoise waters and is overlooked by stunning mountains.
Enjoy a walk through the old town and spot the Church of Our Lady Consolation of Altea. This church was built over a hundred years ago and was funded by the local residents. Spend a morning at the Altea market. This take place every Tuesday and is one of the biggest market’s in Costa Blanca. There are a wide range of good’s on offer at this market, it’s the perfect place to pick up a souvenir!
Altea is a great destination for couples who want to enjoy a relaxing sun holiday. Thanks to its numerous family friendly attractions, kids will love a holiday here too!
With Alicante flights departing from Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Knock and Kerry, planning a holiday to Altea couldn't be easier! The destination is just a 45-minute drive from the airport, some tourists opt for a private transfer but buses are available too.
An Altea holiday boasts many exciting attractions:
There are many bars in Altea to enjoy a casual drink in the evening. However, if you’re looking for a night of partying, a trip to nearby Benidorm is more suited.
There is a variety of both local and international cuisine in Altea. Tourists can enjoy French, Italian, and Japanese dishes alongside the numerous Spanish delicacies that are on offer.
A day trip to Aqualandia is a perfect day out for families. This water park is one of the largest in the world and is renowned for the amount of attractions the park is home to.
Espigo beach is the newest beach in Altea and was inaugurated in 2016. This pebble beach boasts beautiful water and is located close to the city centre.
There are several local shops selling authentic Spanish goods throughout the town of Altea. If you’re looking for some familiar high-street stores, nearby Benidorm is home to many international retailers.
Like many town’s in Spain, Altea holds a festival to celebrate the wars of the Moors and Christians. There are battle re-enactments, music and parties for tourists to enjoy. This festival takes place annually from the 22nd of April to the 24th of April.
The summer season is the most popular time to visit Altea, with temperatures averaging in the high 20’s during the summer months. However, the city has a Mediterranean climate, so you will enjoy good weather no matter what time of year you visit.
Altea is an hour ahead of Ireland (GMT+1).
Due to the hilly landscape of Altea, bike rental is not a great option. If you’re looking to see more of Costa Blanca, Car Hire is a great way to do so.