Best Things To Do In Altea, Spain: Don't Miss These Top 8 Places!

things to do in altea spain

Alicante is getting more and more popular as a destination for summer holidays, on the Spanish coast and the little town of Altea, in Alicante province, is catching tourist attention. Why is that? Well, you are about to find out! To begin with, this is a place where the economy is mostly based on tourism. Its good weather and beautiful coastline contrasts with the old cobblestone streets and ancient houses to give this town a charm like no other.

Take a look at the different attractions of Altea and add it to your “must-visit” list.

1. The beaches - The main reason to visit a beach town

If you are planning a visit to Altea, you have probably heard about its amazing beaches. To be more precise, the Altea coast has more than 5 km (3.1 miles) of beaches and even though they can be touristy, the scenery is not ruined by the presence of humans. If you are looking for the most accessible beaches, Playa de Cap Blanch and Playa de la Roda are the closest to town and perfect for people who love walking on a long stretch of beach.

Don’t expect perfect weather, every day because that is harder to get, but you will surely find the peace of mind you are looking to achieve during your summer vacation.

Beaches and Coves Altea

Address: Costa Blanca

Website: Beaches and Coves Altea

2. The Old Town - Where the magic started

The old town of Altea is very well preserved and you can enjoy a long walk along the cobblestone streets, taking pictures of the old houses, mostly in blue and white. If you are interested in making it more of a cultural tour, you can make the most of the Old Town by visiting some of its attractions, like the “Plaza de la Iglesia”, or the church square, lined with restaurants and bars or the church of Nuestra Señora del Consuelo, also known as La Mare de Déu del Consol (Our Lady of Solace).

You can also stop by the “Cronistas de España” viewpoint, to appreciate the sunset from the best spot in the city. And afterwards, to start the night in the best way possible, you can have a drink in the traditional bar, La Mascarada.

In the Old Town, you have everything you need to spend a different day in your life.

Plaza de la Iglesia

Address: Plaza de la Iglesia, 03590 Altea

Facebook: Plaza de la Iglesia

Nuestra Señora del Consuelo or La Mare de Déu del Consol ("Our Lady of Solace")

Address: 03590 Altea, Alicante, Spain

Bar La Mascarada

Address: Plaza de la Iglesia, 8, Altea

Facebook: Bar La Mascarada

3. Religous sites - Don't miss out on the best

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If you are interested in getting in touch with the religious culture of Spain, in general, Altea is the right town for you to visit. Among its historic sites, a little far from the Old Town, you’ll find the Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa San Miguel Arcangel (Orthodox Russian Church of San Miguel Arcangel). The building is stunning and its history very interesting, since it was the first Orthodox Russian church to be built in Spain, right in Altea. The construction began in 2002 and ended in 2007.

Check it out if this is the kind of tour you enjoy, on your holiday.

Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa San Miguel Arcangel

Address: Calle Noray, 1, 03590 Altea, Alicante, Spain

Website: Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa San Miguel Arcangel (in Spanish)

4. Botanic Tea Garden - Nature playing with your senses

Casa rural y Tetería Jardín de los Sentidos ALTEA

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Casa rural y Tetería Jardín de los Sentidos ALTEA

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The name in Spanish is “Jardín de los Sentidos” and the English translation is the “Senses Garden”. The idea for this place came from the idea to develop a new way of interaction between people and nature. If you visit this site, you’ll become one with the more than 3000 square meters (32.292 square feet) of nature, like you’ve never seen before. Get lost in the secret gardens and see a big sample of the natural wonders we live with, in this world.

Botanic Tea Garden

Address: Partida La Olla nº 42 Altea, Alicante Costa Blanca Spain

Website: Botanic Tea Garden

5. Palau Altea - Artistic tourism

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If you are interested in different art, such as dancing, music or theater, then Altea has a great proposition for you. Visit the Palau Altea, a center for art that makes it its mission to deliver visitors the best quality shows and presentations they can produce.

And it’s really good - just check out the schedule on their official website and start booking your tickets.

Palau Altea

Address: c/ de Alcoy 18 - 03590 Altea, Alicante, Spain

Website: Palau Altea

6. Marina Greenwich - Not your typical harbor

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Located just 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) away from the village of Altea, you’ll find this one of a kind harbor, where you can spend a wonderful day. Here, you’ll enjoy the stunning views of the Mediterranean, in the most perfect spot in Costa Blanca. Marina Greenwich is an iconic and contemporary place while being unique.

This place was made for its visitor’s needs and it is an ideal spot to rest and enjoy all its luxuries and comforts. Just get there and Marina Greenwich will take care of the rest.

Marina Greenwich

Website: Marina Greenwich

7. Castell de l'Olla - A burst of color!

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If you are lucky enough to visit Altea during August, you’ll know you’ve made the right decision. On the second Saturday of August, every year, Altea celebrates with a fireworks festival, called The Castell de l'Olla, held in honor of San Lorenzo. This event is held on the beach and you can also enjoy music, dancing performances and other presentations. It’s one of the most important dates in Altea and a reason for many tourists to visit this wonderful town - you should be one of them.

Castell de l'Olla

Address: Partida de l'Olla 109, Altea

Facebook: Castell de l'Olla

No better destination for a summer holiday

As you can see, Altea is a gem! It’s one of those places you can’t leave out when you are visiting the south of Spain. It might be small, but this town has a lot to entertain you. No matter if you are looking for a beach, some culture, or a place different from the rest, you’ll get it all, here.

Make your bookings and improve your holiday by paying a visit to this amazing village.

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