Located on the Levantine coast, bathed by the Mediterranean and full of white streets and historical vestiges, Altea is an Alicante town worth discovering.
There are many reasons why Altea is worth a visit for several days, and we are going to explain them to you here.
To start with, it has an unbeatable climate, with moderate temperatures throughout the year, pleasantly cool in summer. In addition, it has beaches, cultural activities, charming corners, and spectacular views of the sea and its green landscapes.
If you have thought of renting a van or vehicle to travel around the Valencian Community, don’t miss this stop of beaches, monuments, and dreamy landscapes.
The beaches of Altea are excellent, perfect for sunbathing and swimming: l’Espigó, la Olla, Cap Negret, El Mascarat, la Roda, or Cap Blanch. In addition, those who appreciate snorkeling have a beautiful seabed to explore in this Valencian town.
The Old Town of Altea is also worth a prolonged visit, where you can see a true labyrinth of white houses with plants and flowers. Many artists have been inspired by its postcard-worthy streets: Benjamin Palencia, Rafael Alberti, Sergio Dalma, Blasco Ibáñez…
Among the monuments worth highlighting in Altea, it is worth visiting the Monastery Church of the Discalced Carmelites, the Tower of Galera, the Parish Church of Our Lady of Consolation, the Palau Altea, the Tower of Bellaguarda… Among its museums to see are the Navarro Ramón Museum, the Sea Museum, and the Festero Casal Museum.
At Flycar, we offer a van rental service to visit Altea, now is the perfect opportunity to discover one of the ancient towns in the Valencian Community.
If you’re thinking of taking a getaway and renting a van in Altea, we advise you to consider the Valencia events calendar and this municipality in particular.
In February, it’s the season of the Mig Any festivals, with the traditional parade and confrontation between Moors and Christians. Also, during this month, the Festa del Porquet and the Cristo de la Salud are celebrated in Altea la Vella.
Heading towards summer, it’s worth visiting Altea because of the festivals of Sant Antoni, Sant Joan, and the Holy Trinity in June. In July, the town’s maritime festival is celebrated in the fishing district, in honor of San Pedro and the Virgen del Carmen. August begins with the traditional festivity of San Roque, in the l’horta area, followed by the San Lorenzo festivities, which culminate in a wonderful fireworks show, the ‘Castell de l’Olla.’
Altea is a perfect day trip from Valencia, but it is also a destination in itself. Another option is to rent a van to visit Altea directly, or any other vehicle if you prefer, through Flycar. This way, you can enjoy a few days on its beaches, streets and corners, its many monuments, and its many local festivals. Get information here without obligation and discover one of the most charming towns in the Valencian Community.
It’s your opportunity to take a well-deserved break and discover one of the jewels of the Valencian Community. In an hour and a half from Valencia or about 40 minutes from Alicante by van or car. And don’t worry, we provide the means of transportation, because we have the car and van rental you are looking for… You just enjoy the experience. Altea is waiting for you!
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