Although the resort of Altea is less 10 minutes’ drive from Benidorm, culturally the two resorts are completely different. Altea is popular with holidaymakers and expats who enjoy a quiet relaxing atmosphere, whereas Benidorm is a mecca for the younger crowd and those who like to party. Although tranquil, Altea is an interesting town with plenty to do and offers historic buildings, quaint cobbled streets, and a beautiful old church.
In the old town, you can find shops selling typical Spanish goods along with traditional Spanish style restaurants and bars. Popular with artists, it is fair to say Altea is the most charming resort along this part of the coast.
Although not a large town, Altea has many attractions including a stylish marina, a lively promenade, and its fair share of bars and cafes. You will never be stuck for something to do here if you decide to relocate, as Benidorm, Calpe, and even Alicante are within easy reach should you desire a livelier atmosphere.
Altea is very popular with golfers, and the Altea Club de Golf is as good as many of the other top golf courses in the area. So if you are a golf enthusiast, Altea is a town to consider for relocation.
In the Casco Antiguo, or old part of Altea, the old whitewashed buildings are terraced, usually with two or three floors. This type of accommodation is mainly found in the centre of town, and is quite distinct to what you will find on the outlying urbanisations, so do consult us if you are unsure which type of accommodation you should focus on depending on your lifestyle. The apartments in Altea on offer range from small studios to very large duplexes – so in other words, there is a home to suit all needs and pockets.
Altea Hills is a prestigious urbanisation popular with expats, situated 5km from Altea old town. It is located on the side of a mountain, and provides fabulous views over the Mediterranean – you can see El Peñon de Ifach in Calpe to the north and the skyscrapers of Benidorm when facing south. You can also see Alicante on a clear day which is quite significant as Alicante is 45 miles away!
Altea residents enjoy good accessibility to and from the UK as the town is just 50 miles from Alicante airport. The journey from Altea to the airport takes around 50 minutes. If you don’t drive yourself, or don’t wish to drive, you will find many companies offer shuttle services to and from Altea which can be book online. Alternatively, public transport runs from Benidorm to the airport, and you can finish the journey by taxi or take a second bus to Altea.
Weather in Altea
Both the summer and winter temperatures in Altea are very enjoyable due to the Sierra de Bernia mountains that border the town and shut out cold northern winds. Temperatures during the hot summer months may exceed 30°C, and in the winter temperatures usually do not fall below 15°C.