Day trip to AlteaMediterranean Charm and Culture
Discovering the charms of Altea: A day in the jewel of the Costa Blanca
Altea, a captivating Spanish coastal town, offers a day of the perfect Mediterranean lifestyle. Start with a leisurely stroll through its charming streets, with white-washed buildings and colorful bougainvillea. Visit the iconic Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Consuelo and enjoy stunning sea views.
Relax on pristine beaches and savor fresh seafood at seaside restaurants. As evening approaches, watch the sunset with a glass of sangria by the beach. Explore the town’s intimate nightlife, from jazz bars to lively music venues.
HOW FAR is IT?
30 min by car from Moraira
The Old Town, the Promenade
BEST TIME to VISIT
Spring and Autumn
Discover the old town
Wander through Altea’s historic old town, with its narrow cobbled streets, white-washed buildings, and vibrant bougainvillea. Visit the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Consuelo for its stunning architecture and panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Explore the Promenade
You can also consider renting a bike or embarking on a leisurely walk along the recently refurbished Promenade that gently hugs the coastline. This scenic seaside path connects the charming towns of Altea and L’Alfàs del Pi, creating a delightful journey filled with stunning views of the bay and beyond.
Visit the Art Galleries
Altea has a thriving arts scene. Visit the town’s art galleries and studios to appreciate the work of local and international artists. You might even find a unique piece of art to take home as a memento. Whether it’s a canvas, sculpture, or jewelry, Altea’s art scene captures the town’s creative spirit.
Watch the sunset
Altea’s sunsets are a highlight of any visit. As the day gently fades into evening, it’s a perfect moment to make your way to the shoreline. The town’s beaches offer an ideal vantage point to witness the breathtaking spectacle that unfolds when the sun starts its slow descent below the horizon.
WHERE TO EAT in ALTEA?
Altea’s gastronomy is a culinary journey that mirrors the town’s diverse and vibrant spirit. The town’s charming restaurants, beachside cafes, and local markets offer a rich tapestry of tastes and textures, ensuring that every bite in Altea is a delightful exploration of its culinary heritage.
A gourmet gastrobar offering a delicious selection of signature fusion tapas in a relaxed yet stylish setting.
Carrer de l’Àngel, 22, 03590 Altea
In this French restaurant, you can enjoy an evening surrounded by a lush garden and savor traditional French cooking and delicious cocktails.
+34 9658 20 78
C. Villegas, 3,
In Bocca al lupo
A delicious Italian restaurant with Napolitan style pizzas and indulgent pasta dishes. Their gourmet pizzas are to die for !
(+34) 698 94 33 18
Carrer Major, 3, 03590 Altea
A charming traditional restaurant with fantastic views over the Calpe Peñon and the bay. The new Norwegian owners have brought Northern influences to the menu with some salmon and cod dishes. Their beef tenrderloin is also renowned !
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR DAY TRIP TO ALTEA
1-Parking in the old town is next to impossible. There are public and private car parks in the new part of Altea. We recommend you park there and walk up the hill to the Old Town.
2- Another easy way to discover Altea is to hop on the Alicante Tram line which links Denia and Alicante. The journey from Teulada station takes about 30 min and costs less than 5 euros.
3 – Wear comfortable footwear ! Altea is very hilly and the old town’s cobblestreets can be challenging. Leave your heels and flip flops at home.
4 – If you plan to dine at a specific restaurant, especially during peak tourist seasons, consider making a reservation to secure your spot.
5 – Plan for Siesta: Keep in mind that many local businesses, particularly smaller shops and restaurants, may close for siesta, usually from around 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT https://visitaltea.es/en/home/