ALTEA & SURROUNDINGS: Culture, history, mountains & activities Altea, 28 January 2011
<ul><li>DID YOU KNOW THAT…? </li></ul><ul><li>Altea is a part of: </li></ul><ul><li>Comunidad Valenciana ( region ) </li><...
DID YOU KNOW THAT…? This is the  municipality :
DID YOU KNOW THAT…? This is the  urban area :
DID YOU KNOW THAT…? This is the  county :
DID YOU KNOW THAT…? This is the  neighbouring county :
DID YOU KNOW THAT…? Geographically speaking, Altea is surrounded by beautiful  mountains …
<ul><li>DID YOU KNOW THAT…? </li></ul><ul><li>… and it has an amazing  inland valley  behind it: </li></ul><ul><li>Aitana:...
DID YOU KNOW THAT…? Average annual temperature  is 17.10 ºC (vs. 18.80 ºC in the province of Alicante) Annual total rain  ...
DID YOU KNOW THAT…? Hotel capacity  in the surrounding area (not in Altea) is one of the biggest in the world
DID YOU KNOW THAT…? Jaime I, King of Aragón , conquers Altea La Vella in 1244 during the Spanish  Reconquista Border betwe...
DID YOU KNOW THAT…? In 1705 Archduke Charles of Austria disembarks his Spanish-Dutch-British troops in Altea (L’Olla beach...
DID YOU KNOW THAT…? Altea and Calpe were 1 st  connected in the 1930 ( Mascarat tunnel) Original economy based on fisherie...
DID YOU KNOW THAT…? The  Guadalest Valley  (with the impressive Castell de Guadalest and the Algar Fountains) was once sel...
<ul><li>MY PREFERRED ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>Trekking in Sierra Aitana or Sierra Bèrnia </li></ul><ul><li>Climbing th...
<ul><li>DO NOT MISS… </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.alteamipueblo.es/ </li></ul><ul><li>Old pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Gastr...
¡GRACIAS POR SU ATENCIÓN! www.valkea-marina.com
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Property in Altea: presentation of Altea, its history, mountains and surroundings.

  1. 1. ALTEA & SURROUNDINGS: Culture, history, mountains & activities Altea, 28 January 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW THAT…? </li></ul><ul><li>Altea is a part of: </li></ul><ul><li>Comunidad Valenciana ( region ) </li></ul><ul><li>Alicante ( province ) </li></ul><ul><li>La Marina Baixa ( county ) </li></ul>
  3. 3. DID YOU KNOW THAT…? This is the municipality :
  4. 4. DID YOU KNOW THAT…? This is the urban area :
  5. 5. DID YOU KNOW THAT…? This is the county :
  6. 6. DID YOU KNOW THAT…? This is the neighbouring county :
  7. 7. DID YOU KNOW THAT…? Geographically speaking, Altea is surrounded by beautiful mountains …
  8. 8. <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW THAT…? </li></ul><ul><li>… and it has an amazing inland valley behind it: </li></ul><ul><li>Aitana: 1.558 m </li></ul><ul><li>Puig Campana: 1.406 m </li></ul><ul><li>Sierra de Bèrnia: 1.125 m </li></ul><ul><li>Natural parks in the surroundings are: </li></ul><ul><li>Peñón de Ifach </li></ul><ul><li>Serra Gelada </li></ul><ul><li>Sierra Mariola (near Alcoy/Alcoi) </li></ul>
  9. 9. DID YOU KNOW THAT…? Average annual temperature is 17.10 ºC (vs. 18.80 ºC in the province of Alicante) Annual total rain amounts up to 3 times that of Southern Alicante (micro-climate) Its “legal” population is 24,006 inhabitants (vs. 13.559 in 1995), but in summertime it can go up to 40-50,000 inhabitants Foreign population is 34,6% (vs. average of 24,2% in Alicante province)
  10. 10. DID YOU KNOW THAT…? Hotel capacity in the surrounding area (not in Altea) is one of the biggest in the world
  11. 11. DID YOU KNOW THAT…? Jaime I, King of Aragón , conquers Altea La Vella in 1244 during the Spanish Reconquista Border between Arab and Christian territories lays in the Algar river for approx. 50 years Today’s Altea La Vella was Christian / Today’s Altea was Arab ( Bellaguarda ) Border moves down to Villajoyosa by the end of the 13 th century
  12. 12. DID YOU KNOW THAT…? In 1705 Archduke Charles of Austria disembarks his Spanish-Dutch-British troops in Altea (L’Olla beach) to fight in the Spanish Succession War Fort de Bèrnia (build 16 th century, destroyed 17 th century) was a main vigilance point for the Spanish army against pirates’ invasions Uncontrolled bandits lived in the county…until the 1930s… The legend of the Mascarat
  13. 13. DID YOU KNOW THAT…? Altea and Calpe were 1 st connected in the 1930 ( Mascarat tunnel) Original economy based on fisheries & agriculture adds tourism form the 1960s… Bohemia shows up… cultural activities become a flag activity for Altea since then. Today, Altea & the northern county of La Marina Alta represent a value-for-money option amongst high-end touristic areas in Spain (Marbella, Ibiza, Menorca, Mallorca, Northern Costa Brava)
  14. 14. DID YOU KNOW THAT…? The Guadalest Valley (with the impressive Castell de Guadalest and the Algar Fountains) was once selected by the WHO as one of the healthiest place to live on Earth…
  15. 15. <ul><li>MY PREFERRED ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>Trekking in Sierra Aitana or Sierra Bèrnia </li></ul><ul><li>Climbing the Puig Campana </li></ul><ul><li>Climbing the Peñón de Ifach </li></ul><ul><li>Kayaking around Serra Gelada </li></ul><ul><li>Night life in Benidorm </li></ul><ul><li>A beach day in Jávea / Cala Granadella / Cabo de la Nao </li></ul><ul><li>A beach night by Jávea’s beach bars </li></ul><ul><li>Driving the coastal road from Calpe to Moraira </li></ul><ul><li>A walk in Guadalest Old Town </li></ul><ul><li>Swimming in the Algar Fountains </li></ul><ul><li>A day in Terra Mítica /Terra Natura (kids) </li></ul><ul><li>A day in a water park in Benidorm (kids) </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>DO NOT MISS… </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.alteamipueblo.es/ </li></ul><ul><li>Old pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Gastronomy </li></ul><ul><li>Listing of Fiestas </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul>
  17. 17. ¡GRACIAS POR SU ATENCIÓN! www.valkea-marina.com
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