Altea Factfile

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Altea - Costa Blanca - Spain

Location: North-east of Benidorm and Albir, Marina Baixa district, Alicante province, Costa Blanca, Spain.

Population: 22,000.

Municipal Area: 34.43 square kilometres.

Altea Tourist Information Office: Carrer Sant Pere 9, 03590 Altea, Telephone: (0034) 965 844 114.

Altea Fiestas: Sant Vicent Ferrer (April), San Juan (June), San Roque (August), Moors and Christians (September).

Altea Shopping: Town centre, delightful cobbled streets and alleys, with gift shops and boutiques. For major purchases head for Benidorm.

Altea Markets: Street market, Tuesday mornings on the promenade.

Altea Hotels: Hotel Cap Negret, Melia Villa Gadea, La Serena.

Altea Beaches: Around six kilometres of pebbly beaches and coves. Mascarat Beach, Cap Negret Beach, Playa La Roda, Playa de Cap Blanch, La Gallera, La Solsida and La Barreta.

Altea Attractions: Old town and narrow streets, blue domed church (Virgen del Consuleo), promenade, fishing harbour, Santa Ana Church, El Garroferet fountain.

Altea History: Originally the town of Altea was under Muslim domination it belonged to the Taifa de Denia and was conquered by Jaime I in 1244. The Alteanos who then left their primitive village, known today as the Old Town, sought refuge and protection in the tower castle and eventually they were re-housed in their present location at the top of the hill. At that time the town was walled and parts of these old walls still remain. The charming Old Town offers the visitor a wonderful glimpse of its history as you wander through its narrow crooked streets flanked by whitewashed houses.

Altea Restaurants: Restaurant Cafe Rembrandt (Tel: 965846437), Cafe del Sol (Tel: 686 178 342), Rey Mar (Tel: 966880371).

Altea Bars: La Mascarada, Valentines.

Altea Airport: Nearest airports Alicante (61 kilometres), Valencia (130 kilometres).

Altea Golf: Club de Golf Don Cayo, Real de Faula Club de Golf.

Altea Links: Altea Guide - Altea Map - Altea Weather - Altea Tourist Information

Golf Links: Real Faula Golf - Ifach Golf - Spain Golf

Hotel Links: Cap Negret Hotel Altea

Costa Blanca Resort Guides: Albir - Benidorm - Calpe - Denia

Related: Alicante - Murcia - Valencia - Benidorm - Albir - Calpe - Guadalest - Finestrat - Moraira - Builders