Discover the beauty of light
Altea is renown for having a special charm. From the moment the sun rises till sunset, its coast, staggered white houses, cobbled streets and iconic blue church domes, Altea have bewitched artists and visitors, from all over the world, for decades. To get to know this charming village, just lose yourself through the winding streets of the Old Town until you reach the church square, the heart of the old village of Altea. Explore the streets and let yourself go. You will love each and every square, view and corner of Altea.
Sea, mountains and relax. You choose.
You will encounter myriad activities in Altea. If you like the sea, you can practice kitesurfing, kayaking, jet-skiing, paddlesurf, or you can go on a boat trip, or a snorkel or diving adventure. If you prefer the mountains, you can visit breathtaking landscapes, and go trekking across the spectacular Sierra Bernia mountain range, with various difficulty levels available. You can also take the lighthouse route in El Albir, where you can enjoy marvellous views of the entire bay from all along the path. If you wish to relax, you can do so in our Wellness La Serena, and enjoy a relaxing Turkish bath. You choose.
Flavours for all tastes
Altea would not be Altea without its unique gastronomy. Altea offers a wide range of Mediterranean food where you can enjoy typical local dishes such as arròs amb fessols (rice with beans), aladroc paella (with fresh anchovies), as well as fish cruet or marinera (seafood) paellas, together with other rice dishes like caldero de pescado (fish cauldron) or rice wth cabbage and potatoes. Altea has also adopted many international cuisines, adding the Altea touch, of course. Let Altea seduce you with its international restaurants, with a generous offer of Italian & French dishes, that also offer the best of classic Spanish cuisine. You will discover wonderful spots with beautiful sea views, and enjoy a romantic evening on a typical Altea terrace, overflowing with charm. You will have an unforgettabole experience. We must also not forget Altea's famous ice cream parlours that are scattered around the old town, with artesan home-made ice creams to die for.
A must-do trip is to the Jardín de los Sentidos (Garden of the Senses). A fantastic site of over 3000m² of park, perfect for an afternoon stroll. Enjoy the fish filled river, the flora and myriad bird species, as well as secret corners with loungers, pergolas and hammocks for your enjoyment. And afterwards, have tea with home made cake. Please consult opening hours calling the number 965 842 686. Another special place you cannot miss is Altea's old town. Walking up the cobbled streets you will find local artisans, art galleries, restaurants... until you reach the church square. Don't forget to visit the mirador, a balcony with panoramic sea views that you will never forget.