The Playa de Altea is situated around three kilometres from the city of Torrevieja with the facilities of a beachfront and a host of water sport activities to enjoy. It is directly adjacent to the Cabo of the Mar Menor, a powerful area that effectively transfers the flows of the various Atlantic Ocean streams heading into the municipal district. This transfers a significant part of the water outflow from the Menorca coast to the Atlantic Ocean and the result is a significant inland area that is used for irrigation and the transfer of flows from farm to farm.
Playa de Altea is notable for theCoverdale Beach, probably the best on the island. The two coasts of the island are very heavily forested, a rare trait in the tropical areas of the world. You can see 500 years old trees in places and a cultural smattering of coastal sand dunes. This area also has some great leisure facilities and a famous museum called l’Horsemeni that has an interesting display of historical fishing boat debris from the 1950s.
The area is easily accessible and you can reach it by car or using the regular bus service that runs throughout the island.The only places a lot of tourists miss out are the two villages that sit just behind the Playa de Altea. You can reach these villages a mile before the Playa de Altea and a walk of about 15 minutes will take you to the nature reserve of Arenal de los Altejos and a excellent restaurant and some exquisite beaches. If there is a lot of local traffic, you will find a bus service that will take you to the Playa de Altea in a timely manner.
Arenal de los Altejos is a nature reserve and is a great place to be to have a picnic and do some serious environmentally friendly shopping. Even the local government looks upon Arenal de los Altejos as their responsibility. They ensure that the delicate eco-system is well conserved and the local population is well off plantations, fishing villages and the like.
Other places of interest in the area include the saltpans, a salt marsh, important wetlands and shallow inland lakes. The saltpans are a rapidly disappearing habitat and the other water modes dwellers. The Altea salt pond is a pristine yet healthy habitat for wildlife, none the less, for it is considered a state within theía.
While, naturally, sea, surfing and island-hopping are a popular recreation in the Altea Island, a more tisurely pace of life is to be found in La Cala de Altea. If you ever need to unwind, there is no better place than on the sand to ferment a gin and tonic or just to watch the sand beaped into the sea. For a glorious morning, jump on a tastefully decorated sardine for a morning stroll in the sea.
Away from the shores of Altea is the famous circus in the small fishing village of San Miguel, while Santa Catalina and her sparkling mansion play a charming backdrop to the Circus Maximus, a giant Roman-style carnival tent in a lush botanical garden. You have to visit to experience the sunset spectacular – there’s no other quite like it! And if you need a little more than just sunbathing and freshening yourself, then travel on over to hummocks. You’ll discover fascinating creatures like the giant centipede and the jewel-red upon which all our worlds are built.
The area is made up of 20 smaller villages situated mostly along the coast off of the Altea Island. Each has its own distinguishing personality and an array of things to see and do. Travel over the seas and you’ll quickly hear the noise of the surfacing the beaches and paddling in the surf. With beaches beingttes, this is a favorite spot for vacationers.
The staff on these marvelous islands is extremely friendly to guests, or at least tend to. There are tours that you can take that will take you around the island, or you can hop on a local kayak and take to the waters yourself. Sea kayaks are a unique way to experience the sites and sounds of the area. With paddles made from bamboo, called conch-buckets, the operator guides you through the waters, and you can swim at a variety of places, or find yourself on a white-water rafting trip. You can also take the opportunity to hop on a camel for a trek through the deserts around the island.
The island is a relatively small one, which makes it a good place to visit with a large number of people. The island is located just 80 kilometers northwest of Valencia, and this beauty has made it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Don’t let the exterior of the island fool you, though.