Altura is a town in the Castellón area of the Province of Comunidad Valenciana, roughly ½ ml wide by ¾ ml long. The town is fairly developed with a purpose-built feel owing to its symmetrical road layout and rows of identical villas and apartments. The majority of the resort is made up of low-rise buildings with the usual complement of bars, eateries and souvenir shops; a large beachfront hotel dominates the skyline.
Altura is located towards the SE corner of Portugal (10 mls E of Tavira, 30 mls E of Faro) and the international airport. Altura is situated on the beach front, in flat terrain with pine forest to the E.
Altura is most suited to couples/families looking for self containd holidays with an economy to medium budget.
Accommodation here is generally mid-range self catering establishments with a couple of 3 star hotels. In terms of entertainment there is little here than the beach and entertainment programmes arranged by the various complexes. Eating out is centred around a few local restaurants serving mainly Portuguses or fish dishes.
Car hire is recommended for getting around and about the nearby Altura areas. Taxis are scarce and an irregular bus travels to Villa Real.