Things To Do
This wonderful old hilltop town is the best of unspoiled Costa Blanca in Spain, with pretty whitewashed village houses, cobbled streets, al fresco dining, fantastic views all around and of course, the famous blue domed church.
Lose yourself in the narrow, cobbled streets around the church, enjoy a glass of wine or a mojito in the main square, and take wonderful photos of the whole bay from the viewing platform, which is opposite the church.
Altea is a very nice place to go if you would like a quiet and relaxing break. Great for couples of all ages. A nice romantic walk along the front with a decent handful of cafes and bars.
“Stroll the cobbled streets of this unspoiled old village and enjoy romantic al fresco candlelit dinners in pretty old squares”
There are some amazing restaurants around, (D’els Artistes, Xef Pirata, Ostau to name a few) many have romantic roof terraces or candlelit al fresco dining.
Once you have finished in the old town, take the steps down to the pedestrianised palm tree lined promenade and stroll along the seafront with an even bigger choice of bars and restaurants.
Getting to Altea Spain
On a pleasant day, it’s a nice 30 minute stroll to Altea along the seafront, but there is quite a steep climb to the old town with many steps. Alternatively, by car or taxi it takes around 10 minutes to get there from Albir and you can be dropped off at the top of the town. Then it is easier to walk down to the promenade later.