The incomparable setting in which Altea is located, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and at the foot of the Sierra de Bèrnia, makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations. The charm of the cobbled streets of its old town, crowned by its iconic blue dome; its white houses; viewpoints and balconies overlooking the Mediterranean; the quiet pebble beaches and coves; Its select gastronomic and cultural offer, in addition to the quality hotel offer, make Altea a unique enclave.
Furthermore, this lovely town offers a wide schedule of activities who are committed to sustainable tourism based on the enjoyment of the visitor through its rich tangible and intangible heritage. So as not to miss anything of the complete tourist and cultural offer, the user can download the free application «Play Altea» (IOS and Android).
The City Council of Altea bet on a integral tourism development applied to the criteria of Smart Tourist Destination, being also a very strong commitment of this town as it is in the process of obtaining the UNE 178501 certification.
Activities for Easter
Among the activities planned for this Easter week there is the route of the hermitages, a cultural activity where concerts are held in the different hermitages of the municipality. On the other hand, you can also enter Altea through the guided tours that will take place on the Holy Week holidays, a gymkhana familiar and some cultural visits through the Old Town. On Friday April 2 the meeting point of the gymkhana will be at the door of the Altea sports center and on Saturday 3 at the Palau de Altea
In addition, from March 27 to April 5, the XXXVIII edition of the Mostra d’Artesania in the Plaza de la Iglesia, whose main objective is to promote and promote crafts in the municipality.
This town has a varied hotel offer where you can taste the dishes of the typical Altean gastronomy. It also has a wide range of accommodation, from 5, 4 and 3 star hotels to charming hostels.
Routes in audio guide format
If you want to live an unforgettable experience without leaving the province, Altea offers different options through the Play Altea app the user can discover, through routes in the format of audio guide, part of the history Y culture of this municipality. You will be able to visit and get to know this coastal town in a different and unique way with these routes.
“Altea, the house of the sea”, the route that runs through the municipality through fragments narrated in Materia de Bretanya, the book by Carmelina Sánchez-Cutillas. A different way of getting to know the historic center.
«400 years of history of Altea», by Pedro Jaime Zaragozí, where the user goes back in time to the Middle Ages to walk through the streets that have been the scene of the last four centuries of Altea’s history.
“The real way”, by Juan Vicente Martín Devesa, reveals the uniqueness of the volcanic outcrop of Cap Negret or the bunkers from the Civil War that runs along the old Royal Way of the Sea.
“Altea la Vella, the origins”, by Juan Vicente Martín Devesa, connects with Altea la Vella along the Hondo road and returns to the Algar river through the historic Sogai section.
«River Algar, fauna and flora», by Toni Mulet, takes a tour of the ethnographic and historical heritage, the result of the trafficking of cultures, as well as the strong interest in the area for birds due to its natural wealth.
Finally, «Altea, raval mariner», by Miguel del Rey Aynat, runs through one of the most popular extramural suburbs of the municipality due to its demographic and economic importance during the 18th century.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.