Altea is without doubt one of the prettiest coastal towns on the Costa Blanca. It is a holiday haven for the discerning sun seeker. The beaches are stunning and lined with palm trees and a promenade with many excellent eateries. The real gem however, is the picture postcard "Old Quarter". A steep climb from the beach through white washed cobbled streets, takes you up to the central plaza and a stunning historical church with jaw dropping vistas .