Altea is also located in the province of Alicante, just an hour north of Alicante airport. This beautiful place is located between Benidorm and Calpe, offering outstanding scenery in its surroundings. Altea is protected from cold northern winds by the Sierra Bernia Mountains in the north and has a comfortable microclimate all year round with an average temperature of approximately 18 degrees. There are about 23 500 residents, a large proportion of which are foreigners, both residents and tourists, attracted to the light and charm of this beautiful Mediterranean city. The city is pervaded by an artistic spirit as poets, writers and artists from around the world choose to live in this magical place.