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Altea has a very different feel to Benidorm although the skyscrapers are still visible in the distance. There is a smart marina with yachts and a beautiful seafront with a promenade, highly coiffured trees, flowers, benches and children’s playgrounds. Cafes and restaurants can be found all along the promenade with amazing sea views. The beach is pebbles and noticeably quieter than Benidorm and you will be amazed by the turquoise colour of the sea. The old medieval town stands on a hill overlooking the sea and is well worth the climb for the views alone! Firstly you have to cross over the tram tracks.
Steep steps and narrow streets lined with centuries old whitewashed houses adorned with geraniums, bougainvillea, wrought iron balconies and orange trees lead you up to the square at the top. As you climb the vistas just get better with glimpses of that turquoise sea and the Penon d’Ilfach of Calpe in the distance. You will also get an insight into the lives of the people here –