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Holiday Rental Accommodation in Altea, Costa Blanca, Valencian Community,
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Altea - a coastal town located
in the province of Alicante, Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. At present,
the more important economic factor of Altea is tourism, which started to
grow in the 50s because of its good weather, beaches and the beauty of
its streets. One of its places of tourist interest is the church
of La Mare de Déu del Consol, easily identifiable by its picturesque
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The Costa Blanca area on
the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in Spain is a hot spot for travelers
to and from Europe. Ever since the concept of the Costa Blanca was developed
by the British European Airlines as a way to spotlight this beautiful area
and the airline's new flight from London to the Alicante Airport, the Costa
Blanca region has been a successful player in the tourism game. Millions
of people flock to the south of Spain from all over the world yearly, and
particularly from Great Britain, Germany and the Scandinavian countries.
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|Altea is a city located
to the north of the very popular tourist area of Benidorm and to the south
of Denia. It is an historic city filled with blue mosaic tile domed churches,
whitewashed houses and tranquil natural surroundings. It is a beautifully
landscaped region, with quaint shops and restaurants, and peaceful beaches.
The climate is also mild year round, thanks to the bordering mountains
that block the northern winds and warm Mediterranean Sea breezes.
It is considered a well-placed
village, very respectful of its natural environs. It is a getaway for many
of Europe's so called elite traveling class, from the artists to celebrities
and writers. These elites enjoy the old neighborhood surrounding the church
with international and local cuisine served in the restaurants. Even the
most modern part of the town located at the foot of the town's hill has
been built with respect to a less modern age of architecture.
Altea is a pedestrian town.
The streets are small and intricately laid out in fabulous mazes. The Mestre
la Musica Street is a good starting point. It is a small stone street surrounded
by stone houses and leads up to the entrance of the walled village. Mayor
Street is where the church is located. The church, called the Church of
the Virgen of the Consolation, was constructed in 1910 and is the center
of all the cultural activity in the town.
The blue mosaic tiles on
the dome of the church were all handpainted and the ornately decorated
interior of the church gives it a very Mediterranean feel. There is a very
bohemian-chic market filled with crafts from local artisans located here
from Easter to September in the square. There are also a few remains of
a castle that was once located here as well.
The public fish exchange
on the docks in Altea also provide a source of free entertainment everyday
around 6 o'clock in the evenings. At this time, the fishing boats come
in and the local restaurant owners haggle with the fishermen in Valencian.
Altean restaurants benefit from the weather as well, with many fresh ingredients
available year round.
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This impressive Villa is
set high up in an exclusive resort. It faces south and enjoys fabulous
views of the Bay and the vast Mediterranean Sea. Light
and spacious in design with a relaxing and airy interior with a neutral
colour scheme and high quality furnishings. The villa has glass windows
that go from the ceiling to the floor, and doors which face directly to
the sea and allowing sunlight to illuminate through into the villa. Three
level villa, with all the rooms laid out in an unbroken line of descent
providing excellent views. Luxurious bathrooms. The bedrooms are clean
and light. There is a wooden terrace surrounding the villa (coastal
side) leading to and surrounding the large "horizon" pool, which appears
to drop away into the sea. There is a standalone cottage which also has
a nautical theme with its sundeck shaded by a kite-like structure not unlike
the sail of a yacht.