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Location of Altea

Altea is located on the Costa Blanca Coast, the White Coast, between Benidorm 11 kilometres, and Denia

Description of Altea

Altea is dominated by it's beautiful land mark church located on top of a steep hill surrounded by quaint "Old Town" houses in very narrow streets.  Many of these houses have been changed into restaurants and bar cafes.

In it's early tourist days in the early 1960,s attracted many artists, musicians, writers and craft craftsmen leading to Altea having a Bohemian atmosphere .

Now a days Altea attracts the usual mix of tourists looking for a relaxed style holiday, but it has kept some of it's Bohemian  past with the many arts & craft shops & studios selling beautiful paintings, drawings, crafted goods in wood, metal, ceramics and other materials.

Altea Old Town & Church on the Hill

some of the dramatic views from locations near the Church

Panorama from Alteaa Old Town

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Altea Mirador

Altea Mirador

See the fantastic view from the viewpoint (Mirador) 60 metres from the church

Altea Steep street

Altea Steep street

Church Nuestra Senora del Consuelo or Virgen de Consuelo

The church, with ist's 2 blue tiled domes and tall square bell tower dominates Altea and can be seen from most of the town and for several miles of the surounding coutryside.  The only down side to visiting the church is the steep hill, that has to be walked up.

The church, and it's picturesque square are well worth the visit for both there own beauty and also for the magnificent views from the various view points in the area.

Chuch towers over Altea

Church towers over Altea

Altea Church from Square

Altea Church from Square

Altea Church front

Altea Church front

Bars &, Nightlife in Altea

There are plenty of bars, bar cafes & tapas bars in Altea many with entertainment, especially in high season, and usually open until the early hours.

These bars are more suited for family or older couple holidays. The younger 18-30 element looking for all night discos head for Benidorm only 15 minutes away by car or Taxi.

There is also a bus & tram service to Benidorm  First tram back is approx. 6am & bus 7:15am not a big problem if you are an "all nighter" followed by a coffee or snack..

La Mascarada bar

La Mascarada bar

Bar La Mascarada

La Mascarada bar Description

The Mascarada bar run by it's owner Captain Kurt is a well known cocktail & Champagne bar in a great location and has a unique maritime memorabilia atmosphere.

La Mascarada bar Location

  • Located in the Old Town Church square
  • Bar La Mascarada,  Plaza de la Iglesia,  Altea,  03590, Costa blanca,  Spain

See Location of La Mascarada bar on our Altea Map

Barvilla Beach Cafe

Barvilla Beach Cafe

Barvilla Beach Cafe

Barvilla Beach Cafe Description

Beach bar cafe with live music in Summer. The bar also puts on special events

Car park

Barvilla Beach Cafe Location

  • Playa de la Olla area of Altea
  • Beach 40 metres

See Location of Barvilla Beach Cafe on our Altea Map

Sands Bar

Sands Bar

Sands Bar Description

The sands bar is air conditioned and styled in modern designs. The bar is more up market

Cocktails, long drinks, beer, spanish wine & more refreshing drinks

Open Saturday - 5pm to late with live music on Thursdays from 9pm for 2 hours and music at other times

Sands Bar Location

  • Near Altea Marina
  • Calle San Pere 44 Altea  03590, Costa Blanca, Spain

See Location of Sands Bar on our Altea Map 

More Altea Bars & cafe Bars

Bar Granada Calle la Mar 197 03590 Altea Bar Granada 0 0 reviews Calle la Mar 197 03590 Altea

Cafe del Mar Albir Altea    Cocktail Bar     Avda Albir - Playa del Albir nº 21, Alicante , Altea

Shopping in Altea

The main shopping street is the Avenida del Rey Jaime I, but throughout the old town's narrow and often very steep streets are a scattering of fabulous arts and crafts shops that are well worth a visit.

Altea Hotels & Altea Apartments

See our selection of Altea Apartments & Altea Hotels

 Transport in Altea

Altea Tram Station

Altea Tram Station

Altea Tram Stations formerly Altea FGV Train station. Line L9

There are 2 Tram stations suitable for the town centre of Altea

and a further 2 for the Altea District

  • Altea Town
    • Altea Tram Station formerly Altea FGV Train station. For the Central & south west area of Altea
    • Garganes Tram Station formerly Garganes FGV Train station. For the Central & north east area of Altea
  • Altea District
    • Cap Negret
    • Olla de Altea

All these tram stops are on Line L9 Denia - Benidorm.  Change trains at Benidorm to continue to Alicante

See Location of Tram stations on our Altea Map

On route from Altea Bus Stop to Church

On route from Altea Bus Stop to Church


The main bus service is run by Llorente Buses

Bus route:10:  Benidorm - Altea

Every 15 minutes at daytime peak period

A limited number of these buses continue through Altea to Altea la Vella, which is further north, inland and on higher ground

Bus route:20:  Benidorm - Altea - Guadalest

  Cala de Finestra to Guadalest Guadalest to Cala de Finestra. Read from row bottom
Cala de Finestra 08:40 14:15
Playa de Poniente 08:45 14:00
Benidorm Tram Station (Estacion FGV) 09:00 13:45
Benidorm centro 09:10 13:35
Rincon de Loix 09:15 13:25
Playa del Albir 09:30 13:15
Altea 09:40 13:05
La Nucia 09;50 12:50
Polop 09:55 12:45
Guadalest 10:20 12:30

1 bus per day in each direction. This service allows you 2 hours to look round Guadalest

See Location of Bus Stops on our Altea Map

Airport Transfers

The most convenient method of getting to / from the airport & your hotel or apartment.  More information Airport Transfers

Altea Roads

Altea is a bit of a bottleneck and traffic jams often occur along the main coastal road through the town.  Plans for a bypass road have been passed.

Altea Beaches & Altea Sea Front

Plaja de la Roda - Altea beach

Playa de Cap Blanch - Altea to Alfas del Pi beach

Plaja de la Roda

Located Immediately to the north east of Altea marina and the main beach of Altea

Playa de Cap Blanch

The nearest beach to most of Altea town

A massive beach that stretches from 500 metres south west from Altea Marina and stretches down the coast  to L'Alfaz del Pi beach

Playa de Cap Negret

The nearest beach to the northern section of Altea town

A sand, shingle & pebble beach located just north east of Altea and the river, RIU Algar.  The beach ends in a small black pebble cove named Soyo Creek.

Approximately 1.5 kilometres x 12 metre wide & full services

L' Olla beach

A popular beach located further up, north east, the coast opposite L' olla island, The beach is a mix of sand,rock , pebble & gravel in different areas

Just under 2 kilometres long with car parking next to the beach

Further along the coast is the harbour. Port de Mar i Muntanya

La Solsida beach

Naturist beach located between the harbour of Port de Mar i Muntanya & Campomanes Harbour also known as Greenwich Marina.

The beach is very rocky

about 4 kilometres north of Altea

Barreta beach

Immediately west of Greenwich Marina

about 4.5 kilometres north of Altea

Mascarat beach

Immediately east of Greenwich Marina

about 4.5 kilometres north of Altea

Altea Sea Front Photographs

Altea Palms

Altea Promenade cafes

Altea Flowers

Altea Stone Block Sculpture

el Chiringuito beach bar

Altea Sculpture 2

Altea Sculpture

Altea Sea front

Altea Sea front

Altea Marina

Altea Marina

Altea Restaurants

Being a fishing town with a fish market it is not surprising that most of Altea's restaurants offer fresh fish & shellfish on there exquisite menus.

Restaurants are scattered throughout the town and tend to be concentrated around the square next to church on the hill, the steep narrow streets leading to this square, The Marina area & the sea front.

We have listed some of these restaurants below.

D' els Artistes Restaurant

Restaurant d' els Artistes

An Enjoyabble Prawn cocktail & drink at the
D' els Artistes Restaurant, with the picturesque backdrop of the church square

D' els Artistes Restaurant Description

The very atmospheric restaurant owned by Roland Broggi & Helen Van Esch offers delicious and beautifully presented French cuisine prepared by Roland to excellent standards.


The D' els Artistes has a slightly raised terrace that overlooks the picturesque church in the old town on top of the hill terrace

D' els Artistes Restaurant Location

  • Altea old quarter
  • In the Church Square
  • Plaza de la iglesia, 6. 03590 Altea, Costa Blanca, Spain

Telephone : 965 841 269

See Location of D' els Artistes Restaurant on our Altea Map 

El Negro de Altea

El Negro de Altea restaurant

El Negro de Altea

El Negro de Altea Description

Specialising in flame grilled meat & fish to high standards with stunning views from the terrace.

The Blue Guide.    BMW.   Michelin Guide

Open for Diner only & closed on Mondays

El Negro de Altea Location

  • Altea old quarter
  • Located in a narrow steep street with steps leading from the Church square in the direction of the sea front.
  • 60 metres from the Church
  • Calle Santa Barbara, 4, 03590. Altea, Costa Blanca, Spain

Telephone : 965 841 826

See Location of El Negro de Altea on our Altea Map

Oustau Restaurant  Michelin Guide

Oustau restaurant

Oustau Restaurant Description

The restaurant is in a 200 year old building, part of the fortified town wall of Altea.,Both the Oustau's service & food are good

International & French Cuisine

The 3 rooms of this restaurant are very characteristic with neatly set out tables but are slightly overcrowded. The restaurant also has a terrace.

The Blue Guide

Open for Dinner only Tuesday to Sunday (every day in summer high season) 7:30pm to Midnight

Oustau Restaurant Location

  • 50 metres from the Church & Square
  • C/ Mayor nº 5 - Altea, , Costa Blanca, Spain- Tel. 96 584 20 78

See Location of Oustau Restaurant on our Altea Map 

Raco de Toni Restaurant  Michelin Guide

Raco de Toni Restaurant

Raco de Toni Restaurant

Raco de Toni Description

The bull fighting decor gives an Intimate atmosphere in this comfortable restaurant with traditional cuisine.

The skillfully prepare meals have good flavour in this family run restaurant

Raco de Toni Location

  • Located near the marina
  • Calle del Mar 127 (zona del puerto) E - 03590 Altea, Costa Blanca, Spain

See Location of Raco de Toni on our Altea Map

El Gaucho Restaurant

El Gaucho Restaurant

El Gaucho Restaurant Description

El Gaucho Restaurant Location

  • 70 metres from the Church
  • On the opposite of the street & a few door lower down from the El Negro de Altea
  • Santa Barbara, 5. 03590 Altea, Costa Blanca, Spain

See Location of El Gaucho Restaurant on our Altea Map

Sybarite Restaurant  Michelin Guide

Sybarite Restaurant

Sybarite Restaurant

Sybarite Restaurant Description

  • International Cuisines

Sybarite Restaurant Location

  • Located in a small picturesque square at the bottom of Calle Mayor with the junction of Calle Salamanca
  • This square is between the Church 120 metres away, & The bus stop
  • Plaza Tonico Ferrer N12, 03590 Altea, Spain

See Location of Sybarite Restaurant on our Altea Map

Altea Palau  Belles Arts

This is a new arts centre built to the rear of the town

Holidays by UK Tour Operators

Altea Tourist Information Office

The tourist office is located on the sea front

Altea Tourist Information Office, Carrer Sant Pere, 9.  03590

Telephone: 965 844 114/22