Area Guide

Once You Set Foot in Altea, You Will Never Want to Leave

Altea is the perfect Mediterranean town with so much to offer: a warm and sunny climate all year round, gorgeous natural surroundings, a local Spanish culture and the charm of the old town. 

Altea was once a small traditional fishing village on the coast of the Mediterranean, as were most of the now vibrant tourist towns of the Costa Blanca.  The winding alleyways, leading to the highest point and the distinctive blue-domed church, are lined with potters and painters galleries, arts and crafts shops, small boutiques, quaint hotels and restaurants with incredible ambience.  It is an inspiring area for photographers.  The church of the Virgin del Consuelo has become a symbol of Altea and all that this unique village has to offer.



What is different about Altea is that it has made the transition from medieval to modern without losing its charm.  Because of this, Altea has become a much sought after destination.  You will find five star hotels, exclusive shops and galleries, fine restaurants, golf courses, marinas, and spas.  Many have already discovered that Altea is the perfect place for a holiday home or for a permanent residence.  Stadman International has helped many of these owners find their ideal home.

Culture is the hallmark of Altea.  Writers, artists and musicians have long gravitated to Altea, drawn by the Bohemian atmosphere.  On a more sophisticated level, the acoustically perfect Palau de Altea has hosted such artists as José Carreras and Julio Iglesias. It is also home to the Campus of Fine Arts of the Miguel Hernández University. 


Altea is also a member of the Douzelage, a town twinning association with one town from each of the member states of the European Union.  The aims of the Douzelage are to promote and foster the spirit of Europe and to establish educational, economic, tourist, sporting and cultural links between the towns for the mutual benefit of the inhabitants.  Altea flies the flags of the member states in the Plaza Douzelage in the center of town.  The Stadman International office is located right next door.


While Altea is does not have the hustle and bustle typical of other coastal tourist towns, you will never be bored.  It is a center for recreational activities with sailing, diving, windsurfing, regattas, water skiing, and fishing available at either of its two marinas: the Port of Altea and the Puerto Deportivo Campomanes.  Altea has over 6 KM of beaches and it is not hard to find a secluded stretch of beach.   Altea’s demanding Golf Don Cayo offers extraordinary sea and mountain views. 



Important for those who have made Altea their home, or their home away from home, is the fact that the latest technology in communications services and excellent health care are also available. Connections to other areas of Spain and all of Europe can be made through two airports: El Altet in Alicante (a drive of 60 kilometres) and Manises in Valencia (a drive of 127 kilometres). The A7 autopista connects Altea to the rest of Spain and Europe.


Altea is without doubt one of the most charming towns to be found on Spain's Costa Blanca. It is for the more discerning person who will be captivated by its medieval cobbled streets, its picture book old town and the delights of its palm-fringed seafront promenade in addition to its modern conveniences.  Moreover, Altea’s proximity to the sea has ensured that property purchased here will always retain its value.


Altea has a growing community of multinational expatriates. If you are looking for a part of Spain in which to retire, or for a holiday home, then Altea may be worth a look.


Magnificent homes populate the hillsides. One of them could be yours.

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