THE DOME OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
Altea is known as the capital of the Costa Blanca, the Dome of the Mediterranean, and has received this recognition for multiple reasons. From its beaches and coves with clean waters, to its typical artistic streets of the old town, wherever you look, Altea will surprise you with its special and unsurpassed magical corners..
Altea has more than 8 km of coastline, which alternate areas of cliffs and small coves to enjoy the sun, take a bath, read a good book or explore the seabed. We have the Playa de la Olla, with a small islet that emerges 500m from the beach, the Mascarat under the magnificent Sierra de Bernia where we will also find the Campomanes Sports Port where you can find all kinds of water sports to rent jet skis, kayaks , paddle surfing and a long etcetera. The quiet beach of Cap Negret, gravel beach and clean waters among others. And if you are an animal lover, Altea also has several beaches where dogs are allowed and you can enjoy with your four-legged companion.
The old town of Altea is a visual delight with a charming atmosphere that breathes the magic of the Mediterranean, with its white facades and sidewalks made of stone seems that time stands still. It is easy to want to get lost in these streets where we will find different charming squares, restaurants with unbeatable views, craft stores, viewpoints with breathtaking views and of course the emblematic Church of Consuelo famous for its distinctive white and blue tiled dome that can be seen from several neighboring villages.
A few minutes from the center of Altea we have the opportunity to enjoy high quality golf courses that if you are a golf lover you cannot miss, open all year round, with very flexible schedules adapting to their customers. All of them have meticulous care to get the most out of every play. In addition, all of them offer restaurants with local cuisine and have tracks where the beauty of the views of both the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea can be highlighted. Do not miss the opportunity to play golf in one of the areas with the best climate!
When we talk about Altea, its varied and delicious cuisine based on the Mediterranean diet certainly comes to mind. The gastronomy in Altea is very rich and the town hall organizes several gastronomic routes all year around in which various restaurants participate to highlight the typical and seasonal dishes and products. Rice, fish and products from the garden are the basis of Altea's gastronomy, the result of work and affection for its lands and its sea. If you ask us where to eat in Altea, the suggestions are endless. There are many quality restaurants in Altea where you can enjoy exquisite and tasty dishes in an incomparable setting, such as the promenade, the old town or the Plaza de la Iglesia, among others.
``Fiestas´´ of Altea
In Altea culture is felt in every corner, not in vain is the "Cultural Capital" of the Valencian Community.
Here you can enjoy its festivals throughout the year, although most are concentrated in summer, among many others we have the Moros I Cristianos or for example those of San Lorenzo which are held between 10 and 13 August, that includes the night of the Castillo de la Olla, which manages to attract more than 50,000 spectators to delight them with a burst of light and gunpowder, an unforgettable party where the bay of Altea is the protagonist.