Our accommodation Altea

Artists' refuge; the streets of its Old Town will take you to the most romantic side of the Costa Blanca.

  • Activities in Altea
  • Natural Spaces
  • Parties and Events
  • Gastronomy
  • History and Heritage
Activities in Altea

L'Olla Beach: L'Olla beach is one and a half kilometers long, it is one of the white stone beaches that gives it its charm and has the advantage of not being crowded and having clean waters to keep its blue flags. It is located between two marinas with views up to the Peñón de Ifach. In front of it emerges "L’Illeta", which can be accessed on foot.

La Solsida Beach is a nudist beach, located after the Puerto Mar y Montaña in Galera del Mar. It is a little-traveled, quiet and accessible footpath. It is a virgin beach of bowling and rock. There are small sections with a walkway and steps to access the shore. The water is usually calm since the cove is quite protected. The bottom does not reach two meters deep.

Can Mar y Montaña Beach: Dog friendly beach. This Beach near the Porto Senso Marina, has been officially registered on the pet-friendly beaches on the Costa Blanca since 2016. It is a beach with clean water, semi-wild, with little waves and a good bottom for diving. Do not forget that it has its basic rules of coexistence; The owner or companion of the pet is responsible for the actions and the prejudices that it causes, as stated in the municipal regulations.

Natural Spaces

Sierra de Bèrnia: It is one of the most important environmental resources in the municipality of Altea, with a network of trails that run through the main points of interest that we find in the mountains, such as the Fort de Bèrnia, El Forat, the cave paintings de l'Abric de l'Ernita del Vicari, world heritage site.

Sierra Helada (municipal district of Alfas del Pi): Sierra Helada or Serra Gelada has been a Natural Park since 2005. With cliffs over 300 m high, exceptional vegetation and many endangered species, it has two flora micro-reserves . It is a walk of moderate difficulty, with ups and downs, but very well achievable. Throughout the journey they will not fail to see the sea; Photographers or simply lovers of the sea, will have no choice but to fall in love with these views. Another interesting part of this reserve is submerged, you can discover it with diving and snorkelling routes in the area.

Rio del Algar: You can visit the sides of the Rio Algar by bike, mountain bike or on foot. They can take a nice walk or even, the bravest, can make a route to get to La Nucia or the Guadalest Castle, as it was done in the past!

Parties and Events

Castell de l’Olla: This impressive fireworks show is held in August. The best place to see these fireworks is from the beach, to be able to see the reflections in the sea. Also, the closer to the Olla, the better! If you do not want to get too close, you can also see it from the port or the jetties of the new beach in the city center. If you knew someone who owns a boat and could see it from the sea, it would be even more unforgettable, being able to go out to dinner at the sea and see from there this beautiful show.

Sant Pere and the Virgen del Carmen: They are celebrated in July in the Port of Altea. They are religious and therefore include a procession at sea, where the saints are taken in two boats accompanied by small boats on a tour of the bay. It ends with the launch of flowers in the Mediterranean waters that bathe Altea in honor of the deceased sailors and fishermen. The Philharmonic concert is also offered in Sant Pere street, next to La Roda beach.

Moors and Christians in Altea: The Moors and Christians festivals of Altea are celebrated in September. The two strong days are the parade days: on Saturday the Moorish parade and on Monday the Christian parade. The parade begins at dusk and goes down the entire avenue that passes in front of the town hall. Elaborate costumes, music and color are the protagonists. They are parties for all kinds of public, in addition, tents are set up for concerts and meals.

Gastronomy

Rice dishes: Among the typical dishes of Altea we find the famous Alicante rice dishes, among which some traditionally prepared in fishing boats stand out, such as caldero (rice based on fish prepared on board in an iron cauldron), arroz a banda or Fideua. Altean cuisine is based on the typical products of the Mediterranean diet, such as fish, rice and seafood along with vegetables from the garden.

Sweets and desserts: Along with the Arab heritage of desserts based on honey and almonds, nougats and artisan ice creams. Natural loquat is typical of the area, eaten in compote or preserved. There's even a loquat-based beer brewed at one of the local wineries.

Breakfast in Altea: There are several places to go to look for a good breakfast, with a wide range of restaurants, it is easy to find different styles of breakfast, from modern ones, bread with tomato and its oil, to the typical English breakfast; what makes breakfast special is the setting, whether you choose the charm of the old town, in the church square, between the whitewashed white houses and its small streets, or if you decide on the beach, the quiet moment of breakfast with nice views.

History and Heritage

Old Town: Altea is one of the most beautiful and sustainable towns in Spain. Its old town and its viewpoint are enormously known for their charm. Many of its streets are cobbled and walking through them you will see a large number of restaurants, hotels, shops and art galleries. The Plaza de la Iglesia is the heart of Altea, a true center of leisure and culture, especially in summer. Altea's cultural offer is very varied. Since the 70s Altea has been cultivating an interest in art and culture and has become a cultural benchmark for the Community.

Plaza de la Iglesia: This is the space that the Altea Castle used to be, square in shape, with three sentry boxes at the corners. In the fourth corner, a pop-up rhombus with an arrowhead was attached to defend the access door to the castle.

Arts in Altea: Altea has always been the cradle of artists, it is a special place to paint, thanks to the colors of the Mediterranean and a light that makes the sea and sky bluer than elsewhere. It is common to find artists who come to get lost or seek inspiration.

  • Activities in Altea
    Activities in Altea

    L'Olla Beach: L'Olla beach is one and a half kilometers long, it is one of the white stone beaches that gives it its charm and has the advantage of not being crowded and having clean waters to keep its blue flags. It is located between two marinas with views up to the Peñón de Ifach. In front of it emerges "L’Illeta", which can be accessed on foot.

    La Solsida Beach is a nudist beach, located after the Puerto Mar y Montaña in Galera del Mar. It is a little-traveled, quiet and accessible footpath. It is a virgin beach of bowling and rock. There are small sections with a walkway and steps to access the shore. The water is usually calm since the cove is quite protected. The bottom does not reach two meters deep.

    Can Mar y Montaña Beach: Dog friendly beach. This Beach near the Porto Senso Marina, has been officially registered on the pet-friendly beaches on the Costa Blanca since 2016. It is a beach with clean water, semi-wild, with little waves and a good bottom for diving. Do not forget that it has its basic rules of coexistence; The owner or companion of the pet is responsible for the actions and the prejudices that it causes, as stated in the municipal regulations.

  • Natural Spaces
    Natural Spaces

    Sierra de Bèrnia: It is one of the most important environmental resources in the municipality of Altea, with a network of trails that run through the main points of interest that we find in the mountains, such as the Fort de Bèrnia, El Forat, the cave paintings de l'Abric de l'Ernita del Vicari, world heritage site.

    Sierra Helada (municipal district of Alfas del Pi): Sierra Helada or Serra Gelada has been a Natural Park since 2005. With cliffs over 300 m high, exceptional vegetation and many endangered species, it has two flora micro-reserves . It is a walk of moderate difficulty, with ups and downs, but very well achievable. Throughout the journey they will not fail to see the sea; Photographers or simply lovers of the sea, will have no choice but to fall in love with these views. Another interesting part of this reserve is submerged, you can discover it with diving and snorkelling routes in the area.

    Rio del Algar: You can visit the sides of the Rio Algar by bike, mountain bike or on foot. They can take a nice walk or even, the bravest, can make a route to get to La Nucia or the Guadalest Castle, as it was done in the past!

  • >Parties and Events
    >Parties and Events

    Castell de l’Olla: This impressive fireworks show is held in August. The best place to see these fireworks is from the beach, to be able to see the reflections in the sea. Also, the closer to the Olla, the better! If you do not want to get too close, you can also see it from the port or the jetties of the new beach in the city center. If you knew someone who owns a boat and could see it from the sea, it would be even more unforgettable, being able to go out to dinner at the sea and see from there this beautiful show.

    Sant Pere and the Virgen del Carmen: They are celebrated in July in the Port of Altea. They are religious and therefore include a procession at sea, where the saints are taken in two boats accompanied by small boats on a tour of the bay. It ends with the launch of flowers in the Mediterranean waters that bathe Altea in honor of the deceased sailors and fishermen. The Philharmonic concert is also offered in Sant Pere street, next to La Roda beach.

    Moors and Christians in Altea: The Moors and Christians festivals of Altea are celebrated in September. The two strong days are the parade days: on Saturday the Moorish parade and on Monday the Christian parade. The parade begins at dusk and goes down the entire avenue that passes in front of the town hall. Elaborate costumes, music and color are the protagonists. They are parties for all kinds of public, in addition, tents are set up for concerts and meals.

  • Gastronomy
    Gastronomy

    Rice dishes: Among the typical dishes of Altea we find the famous Alicante rice dishes, among which some traditionally prepared in fishing boats stand out, such as caldero (rice based on fish prepared on board in an iron cauldron), arroz a banda or Fideua. Altean cuisine is based on the typical products of the Mediterranean diet, such as fish, rice and seafood along with vegetables from the garden.

    Sweets and desserts: Along with the Arab heritage of desserts based on honey and almonds, nougats and artisan ice creams. Natural loquat is typical of the area, eaten in compote or preserved. There's even a loquat-based beer brewed at one of the local wineries.

    Breakfast in Altea: There are several places to go to look for a good breakfast, with a wide range of restaurants, it is easy to find different styles of breakfast, from modern ones, bread with tomato and its oil, to the typical English breakfast; what makes breakfast special is the setting, whether you choose the charm of the old town, in the church square, between the whitewashed white houses and its small streets, or if you decide on the beach, the quiet moment of breakfast with nice views.

  • History and Heritage
    History and Heritage

    Old Town: Altea is one of the most beautiful and sustainable towns in Spain. Its old town and its viewpoint are enormously known for their charm. Many of its streets are cobbled and walking through them you will see a large number of restaurants, hotels, shops and art galleries. The Plaza de la Iglesia is the heart of Altea, a true center of leisure and culture, especially in summer. Altea's cultural offer is very varied. Since the 70s Altea has been cultivating an interest in art and culture and has become a cultural benchmark for the Community.

    Plaza de la Iglesia: This is the space that the Altea Castle used to be, square in shape, with three sentry boxes at the corners. In the fourth corner, a pop-up rhombus with an arrowhead was attached to defend the access door to the castle.

    Arts in Altea: Altea has always been the cradle of artists, it is a special place to paint, thanks to the colors of the Mediterranean and a light that makes the sea and sky bluer than elsewhere. It is common to find artists who come to get lost or seek inspiration.

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Castle of l'Olla in Altea

Impressive and unique fireworks display launched from the sea.