The world health organisation recently recommended the area as one of the healthiest places on earth to
live due to the great climate which boasts 320 days of sunshine every year. In Altea you will notice just how happy
Arabic word " Al Thaya " which means " health to all ". Siestas are great in this special place which thanks to the
foresight of the local council retains the feel of a small town due to the strict building regulations which only
allows a maximum of five floors to new buildings. Altea is a great place to look for property for sale.
Altea has a vibrant international community and a definite up market feel to the town where you will find art
galleries, smart boutiques and a pavement café society. An all year resort with quality hotels and excellent 5 star
spa resorts nearby making this a number one choice for visitors who are looking for a top of the range vacation.
With the Mediterranean Sea as a backdrop Altea also boast incredible nautical facilities with a fine boat marina
and small port. Offering a well known sailing school plus ski and diving centres even the most demanding of health
conscious tourists will be well catered for. Opportunities to rent both sailing yachts and motor boats are available
from the port and marina.
The stunning Sierra Bernia Mountains offer superb cycling, walking and climbing country where you will
find beautiful landscapes and views back toward Altea and the sea. A walking paradise! For the less fit this is also
fantastic country to drive in where you will find some real Spain and perfect peace and quiet in those hills.
For sports enthusiasts the municipal sports centre offers modern facilities as you would expect including
Tennis Volley Ball and Basket Ball plus an Olympic size swimming pool. Golfers are well catered for with the famous
Don Cayo Golf Club on the outskirts of the town.
Music is a huge part of the culture in the Valencia region and bands and orchestras are part of the rich
culture here. For the past 37 years Altea is host to the “Certamen Internacional de Altea” a world famous
competition of classical music. Taking place every November when over 600 musicians take part to win first prize.
As the Sun sets and the summer terraces spring
to life Altea offers a more sedate nightlife with the
emphasis on relaxed, social evenings, eating good food and chatting over a fine bottle of locally produced wine.
You will find none of the loud disco night clubs here but do not expect early nights as many bars are open until the
early hours. We hope you enjoy Altea in Spain and leave refreshed, happy and healthy just like the locals!
|Altea steeped in history is one of the few towns along this part
of the Costa Blanca coast which still boasts an incredible original old
town with cobbled tiny streets. The centre piece is the town church "
La Mare de Déu del Consol " with the blue tiled dome typical of the
Costa Blanca region in Spain.
Only a hop away from Benidorm, Calpe Albir Playa and Alicante by
train, bus or car Altea is must for an afternoon, day trip or relaxing
holiday break. It is best to see the old town first (head for the
Church) which has many lanes to explore and ancient houses to
peek into. Once you have explored the town make you way to the
promenade on the sea front where you will find great restaurants,
bars and quality cafés to relax in. From here you are a stones throw
to the beach for a top up of that tan. Book an Altea Holiday today!
|One of the best hotels on the Costa Blanca can be found
here, the 5 Star SH Hotel Altea Hills Resort and Spa. This
beautiful hotel has a prime location with spectacular views of
the Mediterranean and just a few minutes away from the "Don
Cayo" golf club. The hotel is the ideal base for those who wish
to discover this coastal area of Spain. Its marvellous
landscaped gardens and perfectly designed interior make it
one of the best hotels on the Eastern coast of Spain. Its interior
is meticulously designed as expected of a hotel of this
standard. Guests and visitors who like to look after their body
and enjoy beauty treatments may visit the Spa “Salux hills”,
where guests, advised by a team of doctors and professionals,
may indulge themselves in complete health, beauty and
relaxation treatments. Also see our Luxury Costa Blanca Hotels
feature - the El Montiboli along the coast at Villa Joyosa.
|Best Hotels in Altea
(Use the search box at the top of this page for more choices)
5 Star - Marconfort Altea Hills Resort is located in the Altea hills,
regarded as one of the best hotels on the Costa Blanca coast with
picturesque and bohemian Altea nearby. A superb resort hotel.
5 Star - SH Villa Gadea Hotel enjoys a privileged location directly
overlooking the Mediterranean Sea on the edge of Altea.
3 Star - Hotel Cap Negret in Altea Bay, situated right on the seafront
with direct access to the beach. The hotel is close to the centre of
Altea. The comfortable guest rooms are all equipped with a range of
amenities to make your stay comfortable
|Fiesta parties take place and a finale of sound and
light fireworks takes place to celebrate the end of
Fiesta. From the Castell de l'Olla the sky lights up
with three thousand kilos of fireworks that flood the
bay when hundreds of rockets are lunched
simultaneously from floating platforms in front of the
beach and also from the island off shore. The
fireworks are combined with a symphony orchestra
display begins there is a musical show in the town
fiesta Altea boasts a total of 20 fiesta dates
throughout the year. See the local town hall
website for full calendar of events.
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