Visit Altea, in Alicante

One of the most picturesque municipalities on the Levantine coast is Altea , a place that used to be very hippy since there communities of musicians, painters and artists of different nationalities met to develop their talents. Currently it is much more developed but still in the old part of town you can find many of these artists.

Altea is half an hour from Alicante and 10 from Benidorm, so it is the ideal place to visit that coast and be close to everything. These are the most interesting things about Altea:

– It is a town built on a hill and facing the sea, the effect of seeing it in the distance is fantastic since many of its houses are white, like the Andalusian ones.

– They recently built a marvelous promenade that goes from Albir beach (belonging to Alfaz del Pí) to the port of Altea.

– Among the places of interest in Altea is its church, built on the top of the mountain and which is reached by strolling through narrow streets and enjoying the charm of that area, where there are also many squares with bars and restaurants for you to taste the specialties of the area. From there you can see a panoramic view of the entire coast.

– In the port you can see a lot of boats and fishermen, and if you look to the other side you will see the beach with a lot of children playing. A fantastic contrast. The fishing district is charming, I recommend you stop by there too.

– Altea is a place where you can find residents of a multitude of nationalities, especially all European ones. A place with different cultures where you can learn a lot about them.

– As for gastronomy , being a fishing village it is clear that fish and shellfish stand out. In addition, they prepare the rice divinely and in a multitude of dishes. Shrimp, lobsters … without a doubt you will not be disappointed with anything you can eat there.