Altea is located on the Costa Blanca Coast, the White Coast, between Benidorm 11 kilometres, and Denia
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
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See the fantastic view from the viewpoint (Mirador) 60 metres from the church
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.
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 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 Description
Beach bar cafe with live music in Summer. The bar also puts on special events
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 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
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.
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
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|
|Rincon de Loix||09:15||13:25|
|Playa del Albir||09:30||13:15|
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
The most convenient method of getting to / from the airport & your hotel or apartment. More information Airport Transfers
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
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
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
Immediately west of Greenwich Marina
about 4.5 kilometres north of Altea
Immediately east of Greenwich Marina
about 4.5 kilometres north of Altea
Altea Sea Front Photographs
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 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 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 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 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 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 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
The tourist office is located on the sea front
Altea Tourist Information Office, Carrer Sant Pere, 9. 03590
Telephone: 965 844 114/22