Altea, about 50 kilometers north of Alicante, in the midst of a pleasant bay protected by a mountain range, is one of the most beautiful places in the Spanish Mediterranean coast.
Its white houses are clustered around a hill that crowns the parish church, where stands a beautiful dome covered with blue glazed tiles, which stands out from the whites of the village. The austerity of the square tower of the church contributes further to give preeminence to the dome painting, which is repeatedly painted by artists new and experienced.
Among the steep, narrow streets of old town, stands the white color, which sometimes breaks with the green of a plant or a fuchsia bougainvillea. Photographers and painters often found on these sites, looking for places to taste next to the huge rush of tourists.
Callejas steep, narrow, sometimes with steps, small squares of small size, small bars, a restaurant, occasional crafts, and a wonderful vantage point, near the local temple, which permits enjoy a magnificent view of the bay of Altea, with the blue of the sea and their boats.
The currency environment which is beautiful: the northern tip of Cape Mascarat Toix to fund the bulk of the Rock of Ifach and the Lighthouse south of Altea, on the small mountain range that occupies the coast between the town and Benidorm.
The modern part is next to the sea, with a pleasant promenade and a large marina, where there is also fishing. It is a place where there are many restaurants they know well the work of fish and rice recommended these lands arroz a banda.
The railway station allows easy access to all the coast between Alicante and Valencia.
Altea is the territory of good area for sea sports: there are plenty of moorings in the various ports nearby golf are also available, and the interior terrain also allows other leisure: a dozen miles from the coast in the environment the city is the Puig Campana (1400 meters) and the Sierra de Bernia (over 1100 meters). And if the traveler wants to leave momentarily the local environment within a radius of six miles will bustle of Benidorm, the majestic Rock of Ifach, calloused, with the waterfalls of Algar, or quiet and pleasant towns as Alfaz del Pi.
Not to mention the wonderful beaches of the area … A real place to live or to relax in activity.