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From the "punta del Mascarat" embedded in a bay, Altea
has found a nook between the sea and the mountains, providing an almost
symbolic image of the Costa Blanca. Altea is the prettiest town on this
stretch of the Costa Blanca with its stylish harbour, lively seafront promenade and its beautiful old centre above the glittering Mediterranean below .
With the white and blue dome of its Parochial Church, Nuestra Senora del Consuelo or Virgen de Consuelo with its fantastic looking blue roof the municipality spreads down to the Mediterranean Sea. Small and beautiful coves and beaches extend along a littoral riddled with the same captivating white charm held by the town itself. It's not surprising that this picturesque village of Altea has long been a popular haunt for artists.
On the way up the hill you'll see the occasional small art gallery or craft shop depending on which route you choose then the street heading down from the main square has all kinds of arty shops. In fact, if you're in Altea during the summer period there's an art market in the square every evening. If shopping isn't on the agenda take a seat at Bar Plaza in this same square and enjoy some mellow blues or jazz music which befits this laid back location.
Going down to the seaside you will find the playa de la Roda, the main beach in Altea. It's quite narrow with pebbles which helps explain why Altea has avoided the worst of mass tourism. Down at the seafront in Altea there's no shortage of seafood restaurants serving mainly local rice based dishes such as paella and 'arroz a la banda'. From here there are spectacular views towards El Peñon de Ifach in Calpe to the north and Benidorm's skyscrapers to the south.
One of the few places along the Coast, Altea center still gives you this kind of Spanish village look. The city of Altea feels a little bit divided due to the passing of the national road N-332 which separates Altea a little bit from its beach and harbour area. Altea, along with the church, the most attractive place around Altea is its harbour with many nice restaurants and bars.
The A-7 motorway, exit 64, leads to Altea and the N-332 (Valencia - Alicante) main road crosses the population. It has a railway station on the FGV, Alicante-Dénia line. There is also a bus service that communicates the municipality with the rest of the province. The Altet airport (Alicante) is to 61 km away.
Altea is also only 11km from Benidorm and can be reached on the frequent Number 10 bus. If you're driving just take the N332 towards Valencia then park down on the seafront and walk up to the old town or if you're not keen on the climb you can drive to the top and park near the church.
Living in Altea will provide your life with happyness and quality of living. Where you can enjoy every day of your life to the maximum. The mediterranean ambience will make you relaxed and sorrowless. Altea is the perfect mix of a high class lifestyle, without losing the authentical charm of the mediterranean.