Altea in Spain, one of the most beautiful cities along the Costa Blanca with about 15 000 inhabitants can be reached using the AP7 highway.About 15km north of Benidorm and just south of Calpe, Altea is one of the view villages which maintained most of the former fishing village flair of the past times.
Altea and its Village look
Famous for its church Nuestra Senora del Consuelo or Virgen de Consuelo with its fantastic looking blue roof. One of the view places along the Coast, Altea centre still gives you this kind of spanish village look. The city of Altea feels a little bit divided due to the passing of the national road N-332 which separates Altea a little bit from its beach and harbor area. Beside the road you will find shops the most attractive place around Altea is its harbour with many nice restaurants and bars. If you visitor stay in Altea, you should also visit the little villages around; especially La Nucia to the north of Altea with its Sunday market is worth a nice day trip.
The Beach of Altea
Over 5 km of beaches along Altea are divided into different sections. The Cap Negret north of Altea, followed by the La Roda and the Cap Blanc to the south. Along the yacht harbor you will find the beaches of Pueblo Mascarat. Altea beaches are not those sandy beaches as you might expect along the south of the Costa Blanca and Alicante, but they offer