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Moving to Altea, Spain

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 21, 2023

Summary: Expatriates are drawn to Altea, Spain for its stunning Mediterranean coastline, its picturesque old town, and its relaxed atmosphere. The town is known for its vibrant culture, with a variety of festivals and events throughout the year. Altea also offers a wide range of outdoor activities, from hiking and cycling to sailing and swimming. With its mild climate and low cost of living, Altea is an attractive destination for expats looking for a peaceful and affordable place to live.

What do I need to know before moving to Altea?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Altea, they said:

"Altea is a beautiful coastal town in the province of Alicante, Spain. It is known for its stunning beaches, picturesque old town, and vibrant culture. Expats should be aware that the local language is Spanish, so it is important to learn some basic Spanish before moving to Altea. Additionally, the cost of living in Altea is relatively low compared to other parts of Spain, making it an attractive destination for expats. Expats should also be aware that the climate in Altea is Mediterranean, with hot summers and mild winters. Finally, expats should be aware that Altea is a popular tourist destination, so it can be quite crowded during the summer months," explained one expat living in Altea, Spain.

"Be methodical and organized. Have a time-line with goals. Seek input from people who have made similar moves. Test drive the town and neighborhood before committing to a long-term lease or purchase. In Spain, for example, there are numerous vacation rental apartments, homes, villas, etc. where you can stay for several weeks or months (at far cheaper rates than most hotels) to get a feel for the area you are considering," said one expat in Altea.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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