The Essential
Standing on a hillside overlooking the sea, at the foot of the Sierra de Bernia, Altea has provided inspiration for many a painter with its whitewashed walls, pink tiles and blue ceramic-tile domes. From the square, there is a fine view of the village, with Penyal d'Ifac in the distance. The pleasant neighbourhood around the seaside is separated from the town by Calle Conde de Alte. The long sandy and pebble beach is lined with café and restaurant terraces.