The tourist lineup in Altea is highly varied indeed.
In addition to fun and sun on the beaches, Altea has unbeatable
sports facilities, such as marinas, golf courses, tennis courts
and a sports complex with an Olympic swimming pool.
The lineup includes scuba diving, sailing, jet
skiing, water skiing, surfing, windsurfing, fishing, etc. The
climate in this Mediterranean area enables you to practice water
sports throughout the year in any in the nearby marinas, such
as the Altea Yacht Club and the Luis Campomanes Sports Marina.
Golf enthusiasts have 12 courses to choose from,
of note among which is the Don Cayo Golf Club, with 9 holes and
located less than five minutes from the Altea Hills Estate. Two
additional 18-hole courses will soon be opened within the Terra
Mítica theme park complex.
There are many facilities for tennis playing in
the area, such as the Altea Hills Estate Tennis Club, with four
beaten-earth courts, in addition to squash and paddle-tennis courts.
Altea is the perfect place for other sports as
well such as horse riding, trekking, mountain climbing, pelunking,
cycling, delta wing, football, etc. and there are a wide variety
of sports complexes with swimming pools, Jacuzzis, saunas, gyms,
etc., of note among which is the Altea Hills Estate Social Club.
Hypermarkets, banks, 24-hour medical assistance,
schools, and much more… Altea has a complete lineup for
shopping and services.
The shopping area in town is around Avenida Jaume
I and the street called Conde de Altea, where you can find all
kinds of shops: supermarkets, boutiques, shoe shops, banks, jewellers,
flower shops… and in the industrial estate called Polígono
Industrial de la Partida Cap Blanc, you can find car dealers,
furniture stores, toy shops, etc. Special mention should be given
to the antique and home decoration shops in streets around the
The weekly flea market or street market is held
in Altea every Tuesday. Here you can find all kinds of products,
from fruit and vegetables all the way through to clothes and toys
at reasonable prices. Also popular are the fresh fish auction
in the port of Calpe and the antiques market in Jalón,
which is held on Saturday mornings.
Altea has a wide array of cash dispensers around
town, and a number of savings and merchant banks, both domestic
and foreign, providing customers with all kinds of banking services.
For health services, Altea has a range of chemists, public outpatients
centre providing medical and specialist services, a health centre
and a wide array of veterinary centres. And just a few kilometres
away are the Benidorm Specialist Health Centre and the Villajoyosa
Another feature of this part of the Costa Blanca
is that residents can choose from a variety of public and private
schools, either Spanish or bilingual. The most well known are
the international schools Lope de Vega and Costa Blanca, in Benidorm,
and the English Sierra Bernia School, in Alfaz del Pi.