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Why Visit Altea?

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, which takes place every Tuesday and is one of the biggest markets in Costa Blanca. There are a wide range of goods on offer at this market. Its the perfect place to pick up a souvenir!

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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!

Flights depart from Dublin, Cork & Shannon airport to Alicante seven days a week during the summer season. Altea is 45 minutes from Alicante airport.

To learn more about things to do in Altea, the best time to go and local info see here.

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Things to do in Altea 

Attractions  

  • One of the most interesting attractions in Altea is the Orthodox Russian Church of San Miguel Arcangel. This church was the first of its kind built in Spain, and boasts a stunning interior.
  • The Botanic Tea Garden is a beautiful nature park in Altea which boasts over 3000 square metres of plants, trees and rivers.
  • If you’re a drama fan a visit to the Palau Altea is a great way to spend an evening, with different music, theatre and dancing shows taking place throughout the year.

Nightlife

There are many bars in Altea to enjoy a casual drink in the evening. If you’re looking for a night of partying, a trip to nearby Benidorm would be better suited.

Dining Out

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.

For Families  

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.

Beaches  

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.

Shopping 

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.

Altea Moors and Christians Festival

Like many towns in Spain, Altea holds a festival to celebrate the wars of the Moors and Christians which features 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.

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Best Time to Go

The summer season is the most popular time to visit Altea, when temperatures average in the high 20s. However, as the city has a Mediterranean climate you are likely to enjoy good weather no matter what time of year you visit.

Local Info

Currency

 Euro is the currency used in Altea.

Time Zone   

Altea is an hour ahead of Ireland (GMT+1).

Getting around  

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.