Properties in Altea
Photos ceded by the Altea tourist office
Altea is located in the south of Calpe and about 15 kilometres north of Benidorm. The Alicante airport is just 45 minutes driving through the AP7, and Valencia airport 1h and 20 minutes.
The town of Teulada-Moraira is about 30 minutes by car, and Benidorm is quite close just 20 minutes via AP7.
Altea has a population of around 23.780 in total, and in summer time this swells to 50.000.
The old town part of Altea has a real authentic Spanish feel, very artistic and the streets are with small designer shops and you can see a popular artists.
The narrow streets with their scenic white houses, orange trees and geraniums you’ll find painters, potters and many other traditional craftsmen’s studios.
One of the characteristics places to visit in Altea is the church of Nuestra Virgen del Consuelo with its fantastic looking blue roof. The church is set up on a hill and can be seen for miles around.
The Plaça de l’Església is a special place to take an aperitif and then if you go down you will see the Carrer Major and browsing the many artisan boutiques, gift-shops, local crafts, jewellers, potters and art galleries.
Nowadays, the economy of Altea is based on tourism, which started to grow in the 1950s because of its good weather, its beaches and the labyrinthine streets with whitewashed house-fronts that characterize the town.
The town has infinity of activities to enjoy, adventures and experiences on the beach such as sailing, snorkelling, diving or mountain routes. Also the municipality offers cultural activities such as concerts, exhibitions, markets and much more.
For shopping, there is a market on Tuesday. It is one of the most popular, where you will find bargains, clothes, accessories, fresh vegetables and fruits and everything you need in a local market.
About de gastronomy Altea has traditional or author cuisine, vegetarian or international restaurants, tavern, tapas bar, rustic or designer restaurants, most of them with panoramic views. There are dry rice dishes, and soupy rice dishes. One of the star dishes is “Paella Valenciana”. Also cocktail bars with differents styles where you can enjoy the good Spanish wine.