Have you ever enjoyed the mediterranean views?
Altea, located on the Costa Blanca in the south east of Spain, is known for the many beautiful blue domed roofs that overlook the Mediterranean. The historic city is home to many charming white houses, decorated with flowers. These cobbled streets winding through the old seaside town invite you to take a stroll and enjoy its stunning Mediterranean views.
One must-see is, without a doubt, the old town located next to the church. Popularly known as “El Fornet”, it is considered to be the most popular area in the city. Rest assured that the spectacular views from the plaza of the Mediterranean will earn you quite a few like on Instagram and Facebook.
Historically speaking, this unique Alicante white village has Iberian and Roman vestiges and is often said that Altea’s name is derived from the Greek Althaia, which means “I heal”. Although it is also believed to be born from the Arabic word “attaláya”, which gives rise to the word Talaia in Valencian dialect.
Without a doubt, the contrast of its beautiful streets and white houses in the old town will enchant you. When you first visit the old town, you feel that you are in a mountain town with its characteristic slopes, but the sea breeze will bring you back to the seaside.
If you plan to visit Altea, remember that there are many places which you can visit and lots of things to do: from walking along its large promenade by the sea; cross the Old Portal, visit the Church or walk down Santa Bárbara street. If you are into outdoor activities, snorkeling or swimming in its many coves and cliffs might be something for your tastes or enjoy its beaches with blue flag (La Roda and Cap Blanc).
One of our recommendations when visiting Altea is to indulge its gastronomy. There are more than 200 restaurants and bars with different types of cuisines related to this village with fishermen’s roots, so besides its Mediterranean fish specialities like Dentex, Cod, Sea Bass or Tuna, you always can enjoy a Fideua or different types of Paellas. Some Italian chefs, who have taken to Altea as their home, have brought allong some Italian specialities too.
Without a doubt, you can easily spend a few days in Altea, indulging in different activities every day like, visiting its beaches or walking around its white streets. Don’t forget to share your experiences using the Pingvalue App and inspire others to visite Altea and the Alicante province. With Pingvalue, you can discover where to eat, shop & explore based on your tastes.