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Set literally minutes from Benidorm, Altea is the quieter counterpart of its lively neighbor. On one side, there are lush beaches that sprawl out in every direction, leading into calm waters, and on the other there is a gorgeous backdrop of mountain scenery. Along the beach front there is a typical tourist vibe, with plenty of cafes, restaurants, and bars to get stuck into. Head further inland, though, to the old town, and you’ll discover a charming place filled with whitewashed buildings that perch on velvet hilltops over the ocean. As well as a handful of cultural activities to enjoy, Altea is a haven for beach lovers thanks to its endless selection of sandy shores. Here, you can kick back and relax, take a swim, or try your hand at some adrenalin-pumping water sports. Make sure you check into one of our Altea apartments to rejuvenate in, so you’re ready and raring to go again tomorrow.
Because of its laidback beach lifestyle, Altea accommodation is predominantly made up of high-rise hotels that line the shore. They offer all-inclusive packages, private swimming pools, and plenty of extra facilities. In the old town, there is more of a selection, from cute guesthouses and family-run B&Bs that offer an insight into the local way of living. For the budget-minded traveller, there are a couple of hostels dotted around that allow you to really get under the skin of Altea. And, if you’re looking for an independent trip, the selection of apartments and spacious studios are great places to rest your head. Wherever you decide to stay, you’ll easily be able to enjoy everything Altea has to offer, from its beaches and nightlife to its historic old town and picturesque views.
Altea isn’t just a beach destination. In fact, it offers so much more, from old churches and authentic local markets, to historic architecture, museums, and plenty of spectacular coastal views. Check into one of our apartments in Altea for the ideal place to dump your bags.
Altea is most recognizable for its incredible beaches which tourists flock to every summer. There’s a little something for everyone, with a selection of sand and shingle shorelines, hidden coves, and long stretches of beach filled with lively cafes and stylish cocktail bars.
Cap Negret beach is a stony stretch of shoreline to the north of Altea. This is a popular place to explore, with a rugged backdrop and plenty of opportunity to dip in to the warm waters that characterizes this stretch of coastline.Then there’s La Roda beach, which can be found to the side of the old town. This is slightly smaller but still equally as beautiful. Like Cap Negret, it is ideal for cooling off in the summer sun and soaking up some of the Spanish rays. There are plenty of restaurants and bars around here and, with easy access to the winding streets of the old town, it provides the perfect place to spend the day.
Cap Blanc is the largest beach in Altea. Set to the south of the town, its shores merge with the coast of Albir, offering hundreds of sunbeds and a number of water sports opportunities.
Our Altea apartments are found all over town, many of which are close by to the beaches with incredible sea views.
Alicante airport is the closest to Altea, located around 72km from the resort, and it’s easy to get to with a number of transport options.
Firstly, you can get the bus from Alicante. You have to get a taxi or a bus into the city centre where you can then hop on a bus that travels directly to Altea. The journey is cheap and lasts about 2 hours, and you can soak up some of the spectacular scenery along the way.
There is also the option to get a train from the centre of Alicante to Benidorm and then to Altea, but this is both an arduous and fairly pricey journey.
Alternatively, you can get a taxi or hire a car. Driving time to Altea is around 55 minutes depending on traffic. Having your own car during your trip means you can also head out and explore some of the beautiful landscapes that surround Altea, stopping off in hidden hotspots along the way.