Altea has three main areas: a historical center in the hinterland which still has some rural characteristics, a linear development along the national road on which sit hotels and apartments among cultivation lots, and large residential areas of detached houses on large lots in the Altea Hills subdivisions. These subdivisions occupy south oriented hill slopes, with views over Benidorm, including developments of tens of serial standardized houses as well as more individual projects.
24.056 registered residents in 2011, of which:
– 38% non-Spanish
– 26% citizens of other states of the European Union
– 6% British
– 5% Romanians
– 3% Germans