Altea

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This little town seems a world away from the hustle and bustle of Benidorm. You can get there on the no. 10 bus or a tram. Get off at the harbour and walk along the seafront, or the centre to walk up to the old town. The train stops just below the old town or at Garganes, which is in the new town. It is a steep climb up to the top of the old town where the church is, but you are rewarded by fabulous views.

There is a lovely seafront with a pebble beach and a promenade bordered by trees and flowers. It is a very pleasant walk right along to the newer end of town, right up to where the river Algar meets the sea. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants to find refreshment – we especially recommend Rascalls at the harbour end. It is on the roof of this café that we have installed a webcam, which overlooks the jetty, harbour and ampitheatre on the seafront.

The old town retains it’s medieval feel with whitewashed houses, narrow streets and wrought iron grills and lamps. It is a favourite with artists and you will find galleries along with boutiques and restaurants. The sea appears an amazing turquoise colour and there are far reaching views to the rock at Calpe.

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