The town of Altea is to be found in the Spanish region of Alicante on the Costa Blanca and is one this part of the country’s most charming towns. This isn’t the place you should be visiting if you are after lots of nightlife. In fact this is a town where people come to relax and unwind. To make sure you get see see and experience the town in full just book your Altea car hire above.
What is hard to believe that because this town is so tranquil it is only just over 6 miles (11km) from the more favoured resort of Benidorm. As you will discover this town still has plenty to do but during the summer months you won’t be hassled as you would in the more typical summer resorts that visitors from the UK seem to like to visit.
The beaches in Altea are not really designed for spending hours on soaking up the sun as they are made up of shingle and pebbles. However this is the perfect Costa Blanca resort to visit if you are interested in trying different kinds of water sports. Throughout the summer months a number of companies offer a wide range from snorkelling to scuba diving and surfing to kite board surfing.
When it comes to buying gifts to take back to loved ones in the UK then why in Altea make sure that you visit the market which takes place on the seafront promenade every Tuesday. This is the biggest of all the markets that take place on the Costa Blanca and offer a wide variety of different products. As well as ceramics and Moroccan rugs you will find some affordable clothing. But be aware that the items that are classed as being designer are in fact counterfeit items, although they may look like the real thing. In fact don’t pay the face value for what is being sold instead try a little haggling.
As Altea is only a short drive from Benidorm this is the perfect place to visit if you are staying in the other resort and want to get away from things. Also it provides you with the opportunity to visit one of the many bars and restaurants that actually serve traditional Spanish food rather than what tourists to this area would expect to enjoy such as Paella. If you can sample some of the dishes which are made using fresh seafood.