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Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Altea: Dream homes in a sensational Spanish seaside town

Beautifully restored town centre of AlteaWhitewashed houses, narrow cobbled streets and a privileged hilltop location: welcome to the charming seaside town of Altea, one of the Costa Blanca’s hidden gems on the coast of Alicante. From an elevated position overlooking a vast expanse of Mediterranean Sea, this characterful Spanish town is not only popular with foreign tourists but also the refuge of choice for many artists and writers alike, including Rafael Alberti and Vicente Blasco Ibáñez.

View of the harbour, AlteaBut perhaps the exquisite artisanal shops, fine restaurants and fabulous hotels nestled in the beautifully restored buildings of the old centre are not the only features which make Altea stand out; the crystal-clear waters which lap the harbour, the promenade and the breathtaking views also attract both national visitors and tourists alike, whilst the vast stretches of sandy and pebble beaches just beyond are sure to appeal, including Cap Blanch, La Roda Mascarat, L’Olla and Cap Negret.

Seafront viewsAltean cuisine, like many of the country’s seaside towns, plays a main role during a visit to this area of the Spanish coastline. Traditional rice dishes, salt-cured fish, and rich fish stews all feature heavily on any menu. And if you find yourself in Altea in August, an impressive show awaits you: on the second Saturday of the month, a magnificent firework display is set off from the sea in front of the harbour, drawing in an incredible 50,000 onlookers.

Characteristic whitewashed buildingsIn collaboration with CatellaRimontgó boasts a portfolio of luxury homes from Sareb’s Paramount project, two of which are located in Altea itself. Choose from properties available in two of the most desirable locations: an enchanting villa with views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Bernia mountain range, located in Altea La Vella, and another luxuriously appointed villa nestled in the sought-after residential area of Mascarat.

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