Altea is a Valencian town and municipality located in the province of Alicante, Spain, on the section of Mediterranean coast called the Costa Blanca. However this lovely fishing village has been spared the mass tourism of the Costa Blanca and its original atmosphere has been retained.
Altea boasts cobblestoned streets and attractive whitewashed houses which descend a hill to the popular seafront promenade and port. The views are magnificent from the Plaza de Nuestra Señora del Consuelo, at the highest point of the village, where there is a church topped by unique blue and white tiled cupolas. Other attractions include the old centre, the Campomanes marina and of course the beaches.
Things to See & Do
* Old centre (Casco Urbano)
* Seafront promenade
* Plaza de Nuestra Señora del Consuelo in the old centre
* Campomanes Marina
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro ()
Language - Spanish
Land Area - 34.4 km²
Population - 20,000 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 34
Port Location - The port is centrally located in the town centre of Altea.
Travel Links - The airport of Alicante-El Altet is located (61 km) from Altea.
Trains run from all major European cities to Madrid, where you can get a connecting service to Andalucía. There is a narrow railway which joins Alicante and Denia.
There are also international bus companies that run services to Spain, and local services are available to Altea.