Altea is located at the mouth of the Rio Algar in the Mediterranean, in the bay of the same name between the Cape Mascarat and Punta de la Bombarda. The mountain range of the Sierra de Bernia separates Altea from the interior. The beaches of Altea are all gravel beaches and awarded the EU Blue Flag for cleanliness and infrastructure. One finds the Playa de la Olla (handicapped accessible), Playa del Cap Negret, Playa de la Roda (city beach), Playa del Cap Blanch and Playa del Mascarat, near the sports harbor Luis Campomanes. A visit to the picturesque old town with its many studios, shops, bodegas, restaurants will make your time fly by. Places of interest include numerous chapels and churches, the so-called Eremitas, but also a center of music in Altea, the Villa Gadea, an old, renovated villa on the sea, in which, in addition to the mayor's office, also foundations and music associations have their seat , In Altea there are many opportunities to do sports and you will always find a welcome change. Windsurfing, sailing, diving, golfing or fishing, anything is possible. All information on various sports can be obtained at Culb Nautic in Altea. The visit to Cactuslandia at the gates of Altea should not be missed. Here you will find 1000 types of cactus and has a unique view from the cliffs over the bay of Altea. The foundation was carried out by Iberer and Romans. After the Moorish rule in 1244, the Reconquista was carried out by James I of Aragón. In 1279, the city law was granted. Worth seeing is the church of La Mare de Déu del Consol with its blue domes and in the Costera dels Matxos 2 domiciled a permanent exhibition of the German painter and graphic artist Eberhard Schlotter.