AN AUTHENTIC VILLAGE IN WHITE AND BLUE
The cupola of the church of Altea, blue with white geometric design, is an emblematic symbol of the Costa Blanca. The magnificent huddled-together arrangement of the Casco Antiguo (historic quarter) lends it a special charm unique to the province.Altea is comprised of different residential areas, all with luxurious Villas, Homes, Chalets and Apartments to rent. The Casco Antiguo is full of charming restaurants, bars and shops. Cliffs and magnificent beaches extend along the length of Altea´s 6 km of coast. Small coves and beaches follow one after another from Barranco del Mascarat up until the avenue that separates Alfaz from Pi/Albir. La Playa de la Roda (Roda Beach) is situated near the centre of the old city, and the biggest beach, Cap Blanch, is located a bit to the south, where it merges imperceptibly with Albir beach. Another favourite beach is L'Olla, with its charming chirinquitos (beach cabana bars), situated in front of the island of the same name.
A MULTI-COLOURED VILLAGE WITH A SPLENDID SANDY BEACH
La Vilajoiosa has a character all its own, with its evening fish markets and vibrantly-coloured building facades, painted that way so that sailors could make out their homes from afar. La Vila enjoys 3.5 km of beautiful sand beaches, such as El Paradis beach, and is the setting for the famous “desembarco Moro” (Moorish landing).
AN ATTRACTIVE MOUNTAIN TOWN CLOSE TO THE MEDITERRANEAN
The landscape of this lovely town is marked by the silhouette of the Ponoch mountain (1181 m), Gabriel Miro´s “Léon Dormido” (the Sleeping Lion), and its skyline pierced by the San Pedro church tower. Polop is the charming town Gabriel Miro recreates in his books.
Moraira is a small and pleasant village with natural beaches, rocky coves and sandy beaches. The beach castle is Moraira´s emblem. The historic fishing village maintains its authentic feel although it has become a popular tourist destination.
Benidorm is the Costa Blanca´s large and renowned centre of tourism, thanks to its many attractions. Benidorm offers gastronomy, culture, fiestas, night life and enormous sandy beaches. The Play Levante beach (2 km) is the most populated, while Poniente beach, extending from the Casco Antiguo until the neighbouring cove- Finestrat- is much more low-key.
Albir Playa, with its 500 meters of beach, is Alfaz de Pi´s main tourism area. These beaches boast breathtaking views of the Bahia, the village of Altea and the Peñon de Ifach (a massive limestone outcrop rising out from the sea) on the horizon. The median temperature is 20º C and the area enjoys an average of 320 sunny days per year. Albir beach has a blue flag. Beyond beautiful beaches, an urban district welcomes visitors and a seaside path leading to the lighthouse makes for an ideal stroll through nature.
The Peñon de Ifach and the Morro de Toix are are the opposite ends of Calpina bay. The Peñon de Ifach, surrounded by a natural park, is one of the symbols of Calpe and, by extension, of the Costa Blanca. Calpe´s 11 km of coastline start at Les Bassetes (Benissa beach), continue through El Peñon, and extend up until Morro de Toix, home to various beautiful sandy beaches and small rocky coves.