North of Alicante, Altea is a coastal town and district in the province of Alicante, on the sunny Costa Blanca. It has one of the most visited old towns in Spain, while its flower-adorned streets have character and charm in abundance. Altea enjoys a beautiful microclimate as the region is protected by the Sierra de Bernia mountains, providing a postcard-perfect backdrop to your holiday. Worlds apart from its neighbour Benidorm, just 10km away, it is the creative capital of the Costa Blanca, once home to many artists and musicians of the 60s. The winding streets of the medieval old quarter are lined with art galleries and workshops and the natural landscape is a work of art itself.
The 6km-long coastline and wide stretch of family-friendly beaches and coves here are a mix of pebble and white sand and the stylish marina is complemented by a bustling seafront promenade lively with alfresco eaters enjoying authentic Spanish seafood. Many outdoor lovers choose Altea for its scenic cycling routes, overlooking the mountains and Mediterranean. The surrounding region is dotted with pretty pine groves and orchards, giving you a real taste of typical Spain. Explore our holiday apartments and villas in Altea and choose from luxury rentals with private pools by the beach or old town, and rustic, family-friendly holiday homes with mountain views in quiet neighbourhoods.