Nature in Altea

Altea has an impressive wealth both in its flora and in its fauna, of terrestrial and marine environment.

The Serra Gelada Natural Park and the Sierra de Bernia are geographical references of the province of Alicante, and here you can practice water sports such as sailing, diving, kayaking, hiking, excursions… With possibilities for all ages.

Altea la Vella, the orchard near the Algar River… Many are the roads of Altea for those who enjoy a wonderful day in family and in contact with nature.

You can take a day and go to the Fuentes del Algar or even visit the Island of Tabarca.

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Guide to the fauna of Riu Algar
Mascarat and Cap Negret Volcanic Outcrop
Altea routes
Sierra de Bèrnia

Hiking route to Fort de Bernia

On 18 May, hiking and nature lovers are invited to our environmental and landscape outreach day at Fort de Bernia. Discover spectacular landscapes, historical paths and a renaissance fort.

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Guided kayak tours 

The Departments of Tourism and Environment have announced a series of guided kayak tours around the Bay of Altea. These leisure activities will take place on 10 August and 24 August (Morro Toix route) and on 17 and 31 August (L’ Olla Island and Cala del Soio route). The meeting…

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The application to locate marine areas protected by the presence of posidonia.

The Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development, Climate Emergency and Ecological Transition has launched an APP to locate marine areas protected by the presence of posidonia. GVA Anchors GVA FONDEA GVA Fondea is an application aimed at mobile devices, especially boats, and incorporates recently updated cartography for the conservation of…

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Beach accessibility Altea 2023

Free bathing assistance service for people with reduced mobility. It is not necessary to make an appointment, just go to the accessible point and ask the lifeguards for the service. The bathing time is 15 minutes and the service is operational as long as the green flag is flying. This…

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Altea Guided tours of summer 2023.

Altea Guided tours of summer 2023

The Department of Tourism has launched a new cycle of free guided tours for the summer period. From Saturday 1 July until Saturday 2 September, tourists and residents who wish to take part in the guided tours will be able to do so. The visits will be conducted in Spanish,…

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Ruta de las Ermitas

The route of the Chapels

 The route of the chapels is a musical initiative that takes us to the rural areas of Altea to enjoy unique concerts in the chapels and surroundings. Free admission.

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This October, the Tourist Info Altea has organized two guided tours which are directed both by residents and those who decide to visit Altea on the dates of its realization. The first of them, on the 16th at 11h. The starting point will be the Algar River parking (Altea) and…

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Altea, destino Instagram

Altea, destino Instagram

A día de hoy visitar los sitios más emblemáticos de una capital, ciudad o pueblo, y hacerse una foto en ellos es algo común. Pero, y ¿si te decimos que las nuevas generaciones han ido cambiando este modelo de turismo y lo han llevado a otro nivel? En la actualidad…

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Snorkelling routes

Altea has an unrivalled marine scenery for water sports. The seabed of the town has a colourful aquatic life, with a multitude of harmless species that roam through landscapes of great beauty and environmental value. Among our favourite spots are: La Olla, which is accessed via the beach in front…

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