Altea is considered one of Costa Blanca’s most beautiful towns with its medieval cobbled streets leading up to the blue-domed church and plaza which features one of the best views on the Costa Blanca. Cobblestoned streets and steps descend the hill, flanked by whitewashed houses, which were once protected by town walls. At the foot of the hill is the fishermen's quarter, now enlivened by a seafront promenade and a port, which keeps the town busy. Along streets and around plazas, craftsmen and artists mingle with holidaymakers and neighbours to form a captivating crowd. There are 2 main beaches in Altea both a mixture of sand and pebbles. The Playa de la Roda and the Playa de Cap Blanch.