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Destination guide

Experience Altea from holiday lettings

Altea is a city in Alicante that offers everything you could want from a holiday trip. Securing holiday lettings in this city opens the door to historic attractions, modern nightlife, fine dining, seaside views, quaint and walkable cobblestone streets and quiet cafes. The city’s history dates to before the Crusades and there are still Islamic influences left from the Moorish occupation in the Middle Ages. If you’re looking for an educational, historic, fun and unique break for families, couples or individual travel, you’ll find it in Altea.

History

Experience history and culture near Altea villa rentals

There are many historic attractions within a few miles of Altea villa rentals. The Orihuela Cathedral offers striking Gothic architecture, forged ironwork and Renaissance-style bell towers. The Santa Barbara Castle in Alicante dates to medieval times and offers tours and authentic dungeons and cannons, plus a lookout tower that offers a panoramic view of the city. The San Nicolás Co-Cathedral offers a stunning example of Spanish Baroque architecture in the Holy Communion chapel, with a dome rising high into the air. La Mare de Déu del Consol is a historic church featuring picturesque blue and white domes and glazed ceramics.

How to get around

How to get to and around your Altea holiday rental

Getting to your Altea holiday rental, and then around town, is quite easy. Most travellers will fly into Alicante and then catch transport to Altea. By bus the trip is just over an hour, while by taxi the trip is less than an hour. Car hire allows you quick transport and the freedom to do it yourself. Many rely on rideshare options to get around. The streets of Altea are narrow and winding, but quite walkable and on foot is an excellent way to explore the many sights.

Food & drink 

Delicious delicacies to sample near Altea holiday homes

There are tons of outstanding regional dishes to experience in this Mediterranean paradise. Steps from holiday homes you can try dishes like paella alicantina, made with saffron rice, shellfish, chicken and red peppers. Arroz negro is a paella made with seasoned squid that’s been cooked in its own ink. Calamares rellenos is a stuffed squid dish that has to be tasted to be believed. Alicante also has a number of delicious desserts to try like the Moorish-influenced horchata de chufas, a beverage that’s sweet and aromatic, based on juice extracted from crushed tiger nuts, or chufas.

Essential info

Important things to know about Altea holiday cottages

As a city with a strong hospitality industry, Altea tends to be very welcoming to visitors and is rather safe for those who travel here. It’s a city with quiet charm that is in close proximity to larger towns with modern amenities. The full-time population is about 20,000, but this swells to nearly 50,000 during high summer travel season. For those on a budget there are available hostels, but be careful and smart when staying in these places. As with any travel experience, keep to groups, especially after dark and in secluded areas.

How many holiday rentals are available around Altea?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,842 holiday lettings around Altea. From 2,718 villas to 2,947 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Altea?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Altea:

  • Benissa Coast: 1,497 holiday homes
  • Benidorm Centro: 559 holiday homes
  • Javea Town Center: 218 holiday homes
  • Calpe City Centre: 907 holiday homes
  • Urbanització la Fustera: 554 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Altea?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Altea. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Altea Harbour: 12,024 holiday lettings
  • Cap Negret Beach: 11,920 holiday lettings
  • Albir Marina: 10,780 holiday lettings
  • Altea Market: 11,906 holiday lettings
  • Mirador Cronistas de Espana: 11,858 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Altea listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Altea?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 2,718 Villas in Altea. Our other popular types of Altea holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 2,947 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 932 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 128 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Altea?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5,845 holiday homes with pool available in Altea. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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