Altea lies on the Costa Blanca, north of Alicante and Benidorm. Travellers booking Altea flights will discover a charming town of cobblestoned streets and whitewashed houses bedecked with colourful flowers - a Spanish fishing village with a Bohemian vibe.
There are more than 5km (3 miles) of beaches along Altea. They may not be the sandy beaches of other parts of this coast, but they offer some fantastic views and secluded spots. The Cap Negret is north of Altea. The La Roda and the Cap Blanc are situated to the south. Along the yacht harbour are the beaches of Pueblo Mascarat.
There is a magnificent view of the beach and the surrounding area from the highest point of the town near the church. The church is interesting to look at with a distinctive blue and white tiled dome, and worth a visit inside, too.
Walk down through the cobbled streets of this unspoilt place which is still a real town. The whitewashed houses are often decorated with flowers, and lead you down towards the fisherman’s quarter and the beach.
Eat the Spanish dish paella. Made traditionally in a two handled pan over an open fire it can include fish and meat as well as the rice and tomatoes, herbs and beans.