Located a ten minute drive North of Benidorm and about one hour from Alicante, Altea is a convenient and wonderful coastal town, retaining its own unique Spanish charm in spite of its increasing tourism. A long pebbled beach runs along the coastline, with shops and restaurants in abundance during the summer season, and from here you can walk up to the delightful hillside village, steeped in history and with plenty to explore. In fact, the hillside village is often described as a treasure trove of shops, craft galleries, restaurants and little white-washed buildings with pretty window boxes, all waiting to be discovered in the winding, cobbled lanes. At the top of the lanes, you will find the blue-domed church of the Virgin de Consuelo; well worth the walk to see the lovely building and look back over views of Altea bay. Our villas are located in the villages surrounding Altea, such as Altea la Vella, La Nucia and Finistrat.
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When in Costa Blanca be sure to try the traditional Spanish tapas bars and restaurants, some popular choices are patatas bravas, spicy meatballs, iberico ham, manchego cheese, Spanish omelette and much more tasteful delights. Paella is also a famously known dish to the region varying in flavors, some with fish, meats, vegetables these are a great sharing dish. Wash it down with some locally produced wines or fruity sangria.
Altea offers a variety of nightlife to suit everyone. The promenade offers a great variety of restaurants, bars and taverns with their charming terraces overlooking the bay, perfect for a relaxed atmospheric evening. For later in the evening, there is a choice of bars dotted around the town, a number of which offer live music during summer months. Alternatively, if you fancy more lively evening, the bright lights of Benidorm are within an easy taxi ride, and here you will find a vast array of bars and clubs!
The nearby Jalon Valley is a truly spectacular region where you will discover a vast and verdant landscape of vineyards, where some of Spain’s finest vintages are produced.
Many boat cruises are available from the nearby towns, particularly Altea, Calpe and the harbour town of Javea, which provide a chance to enjoy Costa Blanca’s stunning coastline from a different perspective. If you fancy a trip that takes you further afield, a ferry from Denia can whisk you over to Ibiza for an impromptu day trip.
The stunning coastline of Costa Blanca is the region’s principle attraction, inspiring its name with mile upon mile of fine white sand, with many beaches awarded prestigious Blue Flag status. Inland the landscape is no less impressive, with beautiful valleys and vineyards, backed in the distance by the mountains of the Montgo National Park. Perhaps some of the most renowned beauty spots to explore from our villas in Costa Blanca include the hilltop village of Guadalest steeped in history, the verdant vineyards of the beautiful Jalon Valley and the glorious coastline around Calpe, marked the Peñón de Ifach rock - a fantastic landmark that stands over 300 metres tall and can be seen for miles around.
Located about 20 minutes south of Altea, the lively resort of Benidorm offers three excellent attraction parks for you to enjoy. The first of these is Terra Mítica, which is themed around ancient Mediterranean civilizations. There are roller coasters and other adrenaline-inducing rides to enjoy, as well as spectacular shows telling historical battles and age-old legends. Mundomar Animal Park is another great attraction, with a whole host of animal shows to enjoy, providing a fun filled day for all the family. Finally, there is Terra Natura where you can see a huge variety of wildlife and plenty of entertainment and adventure activities.
Also located in Benidorm, Aqualandia is well worth a visit for a fun-filled day out! Known as the biggest and best-known water park in the area, Aqualandia offers something for all ages including Adventureland for younger children, a fantastic wave pool, and the highest and steepest water chutes in Europe!
The old town of the charming village of Altea has quaint cobbled streets and lovely eateries, perfect for an afternoon ramble and a bite to eat.
The Ermita de Sant Rafael church with its pleasant facade sits in the heart of the old town.
The village of Guadalest is well worth a visit on your villa holiday, perching at the pinnacle of this mountain landscape, it commands impressive views of the picturesque valley and reservoir below. Despite its small size, this historic gem is quintessentially Spanish and brimming with remnants from the Moorish occupation of Spain, including the 12th century Castle of San José accessed through a natural tunnel in the rock, as well as the Castle of La Alcozaina. There are also several museums and other fascinating antiquities, making for an absorbing day out.
Algar Waterfalls (Fuentes del Algar), Callosa
This beauty spot is a must when staying in Costa Blanca, and ideal to twin with a visit to Guadalest for a wonderful day out. The natural water falls of Algar are carefully preserved to maintain their original environment. You can swim and jump into many of the natural rock pools along the path of the falls, for a really refreshing dip. Then if you follow the path to the top (can only be done on foot) there is a shop and a Mediterranean spice garden.
International Fes...national event
This is Javea's most important event, which has been running annually for almost 20 years. Spread over three days, this is a great opportunity to taste culinary specialties of 20 nations. Food, culture, music and entertainment are in abundance!
Santa Semana (Eas...national event
Easter week is the most important Catholic tradition of the year in Spain. It begins on Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Monday. There are street processions, with colourful confetti and a carnival atmosphere every night across the Costa Blanca, where religious icons are paraded through the streets, in re-enactments of the passion of Christ.
Magical night of ...national event
Traditional dancing around bonfires, waiting for the flames to die down for the traditional leaping over the embers. On this same magical night folklore dictates that it is the most propitious time to cleanse the body and spirit by bathing in the sea at midnight. Events usually take place at the beach of l'Ampolla or Teulada town hall square.
Fiesta of San Jai...national event
A wonderful atmosphere of open air dance, bulls running and fireworks.
Virgen de las Nie...national event
This fiesta is in honour of the patron saint of Calpe; the Virgen de las Nieves. Live music, parades and fireworks create a cultural and thoroughly entertaining event.
Medieval Fiesta a...national event
A few days filled with handicrafts, traditional products, juggling and theatre, recreating a mediaeval atmosphere in the ancient centre of Teulada.
Moors & Christian...national event
This involves many festivities and a gala parade where Moors & Christians wear fantastic costumes whilst marching through the centre of Denia to the beat of each groups own following band.
Fiesta del Moscat...national event
Every year Teulada hosts this wine harvest parade, which is a celebration for farmers completing their harvest and the collection of the Moscatel grape which is sent to markets nationwide. There is always plenty of music, wine and wonderful folk dancing to be enjoyed. Please note that the weekend is always confirmed last minute but is either the first or second weekend of September
Mare de Déu de Lo...national event
This celebration is in honour of the patron saint of the sea. Based in the centre of Javea, this event offers everything a traditional fiesta should, and ends with a superb firework display.
Moors and Christi...national event
This is the celebration of Santisimo Cristo del Sudor - the patron saint of Calpe. The fiesta commences with the ringing of bells, fireworks, band parades and a presentation in the Old Town. The main procession takes place on a Saturday, and is a spectacular parade of colourful costumes and music - not to be missed!
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