Holidays to Altea showcase the quieter side of the Costa Blanca, with its traditional tapas bars and quaint cobbled streets.

World of its own

Sitting on Spain's east coast, the pace of life in Altea's a world away from noisy neighbour Benidorm – just a short drive down the road. Here, it's all about enjoying life's simple pleasures – delicious Spanish delicacies, calm ocean views and quiet sandy beaches.

Nearby bustle

If you've had your fill of chill, there's no better place to go than lively Benidorm. Around a 15-minute drive will take you to all-night-bars, international restaurants and shops galore. The beaches are bigger too, with endless watersports and sunloungers on standby – it gets busy though, so prepare for crowds.

An ocean of choice

With over eight kilometres of coastline at its feet, Altea's all about the seafront scene. Pebbly Playa la Roda's right on the doorstep, with the more peaceful Cap Negret just a 15-minute walk away. For a stretch of sand, take the 10-minute drive south to family-favourite Cap Blanch.

At a Glance

  • Nip over to Benidorm for a fun night on the tiles
  • Find your favourite beach along the vast coastline
  • Sample fresh-caught seafood at an oceanfront tapas bar

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