Altea was a nice characteristic town. In the old centre were several nice restaurants. If you really want to go to bars and clubs, then you'd better go to Benidorm by taxi. About a 15 minutes drive and it had more nightlife options than Lorrett del Mar an
Just very pretty surroundings and I would like to live there.
We rented a villa in the surroundings, with the children. It was a nice place with a lovely old towncentre, with authentic small streets and a square. Lovely view when you're at the top. The surroundings were very nice for daytrips, rend a car though.