The delightful Spanish village of El Altet is located in Alicante, on the Costa Blanca coast of Spain. The small traditional village offers a peaceful getaway to the unspoilt beaches and warm waters of the Costa Blanca and is conveniently located only 10 minutes away from the tourist magnets of Santa Pola, Gran Alacant and the city of Alicante.
The village of El Altet is the perfect size to explore on foot. Housed in the traditional Spanish buildings you will find quaint restaurants, cafes and taparias where you can taste the local cuisine.
The beach at El Altet is clean and safe, and best of all is relatively untouched by crowds of tourists visiting Costa Blanca. The warm waters are ideal for watersports such as windsurfing, sailing and swimming.
There are plenty of outdoor activities that don’t involve getting wet. The Crevillent Mountains are perfect for El Altet walking holidays, hiking, cycling, bird watching and horse riding. For golf lovers there are a number of golf courses within easy driving distance from El Altet villas. Approximately 15 minutes away is the 18-hole par 72 'El plantio' golf course.
There are regular buses from El Altet to Alicante and Santa Pola. Alicante is not only a shoppers paradise but also has a variety of cultural experiences on offer including museums, jazz festivals, top class Spanish restaurants and a beautiful marina. At the marina you can book a catamaran trip or boat trip around the coast to Tarbaca, Denia and local islands.
If you’re looking for a souvenir to take home you can visit the bustling local markets on Mondays and Saturdays in Santa Pola and Thursdays and Saturdays in Alicante. Not only do they have local crafts on sale but also fresh produce which is ideal for those renting self-catering accommodation in El Altet.
There are wonderful family attractions within driving distance of El Altet. The Rio Safari Park is located near Santa Pola and makes a splendid day out for the family. The Terra Mitica Theme Park has a zoo and water rides and is only a 30-40 minute drive away.
The Costa Blanca climate is one of the best climates in Europe and is the perfect place for a Mediterranean holiday no matter what time of year you come. The perfect, reliable climate has made the region a world-renowned tourist destination. The average annual temperature in El Altet is around 20°C. The summers are hot and dry, but sea breezes have a cooling effect and most holiday rental villas in El Altet have air conditioning. The winters are sunny and mild but evenings can be cold so be sure to bring a jumper.
El Altet is the gateway to the Costa Blanca. The El Altet airport (ALC) is situated 10km outside Alicante. Thomson, easyJet, Ryanair and Monarch are just some of the budget airlines that offer cheap flights to Alicante. From there visitors can drive 10 minutes to their El Altet accommodation.