Altea

Altea is situated between the Mediterranean Sea, the Puig Campana and Sierra Bernia mountains and is without doubt one of the most charming towns of the Northern Costa Blanca. Its old town is packed full of character and the impressive church with its blue and white tiled dome roof has to be one of the most photographed landmarks of the area.

 

It has quaint, characteristic and charming streets, many of which are stepped, that wind up to the church and plaza at the top of the hill, from where there are magnificent views of the mountains and the sea. The cobbled streets are packed with top class restaurants and a fascinating array of tiny shops offering exquisite local crafts, paintings and gifts.
Altea Old Town
Walking through Altea you notice three distinct areas. On one side is the commercial area, which is situated around the town hall and main square, the Old Town located in the highest part of town, ideal to wander through its streets and soak up the atmosphere of the place while enjoying wonderful views of the sea and the mountains from the various viewpoints. Finally the coastal promenade, where you can enjoy its pleasant terraces and beaches. The weather in Altea, is characterized by a typical Mediterranean climate with a very pleasant year long temperature, protected from cold winds by the Sierra Bernia, Altea offers a pleasant microclimate all year round, with average temperatures of 18 degrees. Thanks to its climate, Altea offers a variety of activities that can be done outdoors. The summers are long, hot and sunny, and winters are usually warm.
Altea secluded coves
Altea, protected from cold winds by the Sierra Bernia north, offers a pleasant microclimate all year round, with average temperatures of 18 degrees. The particular geographical location of this city Altea gives a smooth and stable climate throughout the year. Thanks to its climate, Altea offers a variety of activities that can be done outdoors. The summers are long, hot and sunny, and winters are usually warm, short and very nice. In the year have only about 37 days of rain. So the rest of the year you can enjoy and live a life outdoors.

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