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Altea

Altea

Altea is located on the Costa Blanca on the Mediterranean Sea in the province of Alicante on the bay of Altea bordered by the Morro de Toix (285 m.) In the north and the Punta Bombarda (54 m.) In the south. Altea is protected against the north wind by the Sierra de Bernia (1121 m.). The coast consists largely of sandy and pebble beaches. There are three different ports. The municipality of Altea consists of the city itself, the villages of Altea la Vella and Olla, as well as the extensive urbanisations on the slope of the Sierra de Bernia. Altea is located between the cities of Valencia (100 km to the north) and Alicante (50 km to the south) and can be reached via the AP-7 motorway (exit 64) and the N-332. The municipality also has four stations on line 9 of the Alicante Tram that connects that city to Denia via Benidorm.

From the direction of Callosa d’en Sarrià runs the (mostly dry) river Algar which flows into the sea on the north side of the city. The lower reaches of the Algar have the (protected) status of wetlands. Other features are Cap Negret, the lighthouse of Albir on the Punta Bombarda and the small islands of Isla Negra and Isla de La Olla.

Altea has a coastline of approximately 6 km. with cliffs, small bays and long stretches of flat beach, including:

Playa de la Roda beach near the old city center

the largest beach in Altea is Cap Blanch, located a little to the south of the center, which borders the beach of Albir, which belongs to the municipality of Alfaz del Pi

north of the center is the pebble beach Playa de Cap Negret

a little further north lies the beach of L’Olla opposite the island of the same name

The coast south of Calpe is said to have a microclimate which makes the winters (apparently) warmer than north of Calpe. This makes Altea and the surrounding area very attractive for hibernators from countries such as Belgium, the Netherlands, England, Scandinavia and Germany.

Markets : 
There are two markets every Tuesday. One of them is located in the C / Philharmonic, here you can find fruit, vegetables, flowers, etc. The other is installed in the C / Camino del Algar and he can find clothes, shoes, accessories, etc.

source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altea_(stad),altea.es

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