The city of Altea is located in one of the most touristic places in Spain. Surrounded by cities such as Calpe, Alfaz de Pi, Jalón, Benissa and La Nucia, it has grown considerably since the 1960s.
Its attraction as a small typically Mediterranean town, which benefits from a climate that is usually very mild throughout the year, and its proximity to coves, beaches, and mountain areas, make its offer for tourism one of the most desired. The only thing against it is that, especially during the hot month of August, the high level of humidity in the atmosphere can be added to the heat, generating what are known as tropical nights, which make it more difficult to rest.
Altea has been the usual destination for a large number of artists, which has given it a certain distinctive sign, and has helped to attract, at least in part, a slightly more elitist type of tourist.
The combination of the traditional town, with the modern area, has also contributed to maintain a certain romantic air but without losing the advantages of our time.