Albir area description
Albir is situated on the Costa Blanca in the south east of Spain, within the Community of Valencia. Close to Benidorm and neighbouring Alfaz del Pi you find this charming small beach village. Albir is set at the foot of the Sierra Helada mountain range. Sierra Helada translates to Frozen Mountain and is a protected nature reserve. Albir has a Mediterranean climate which means hot summers with mild winters and very little rain. Albir is blessed with over 300 days of sunshine a year. The village and surrounding areas has a population of approx.. 20.000 of which about half are a mix of more than 100 nationalities. The highest foreing representation being; Scandinavians, Dutch and British.
Albir has 5 super markets and many smaller shops. During the summer months, a small market of local craft and artwork trades at the upper end of the sea front where you can purchase original jewelry, leather goods and souvenirs.
Albir beach, Playa de Racó de l’Albir, is a pebble beach with clear water and has been awarded the blue flag of the European Community for the quality of its water, available facilities and for having all kinds of events on and around the beach. During the holiday season there are always life-guards on duty. The main promenade is called, “Paseo de las Estrellas” (Stars Promenade) As Alfaz del Pí holds an annual national film festival every July. The town decided to copy the Hollywood initiative of laying paving stones along the promenade and dedicating them to national film stars.
Eating out in Albir you can enjoy the flavours of the sea, together with the magnificent rice and noodles dishes, traditional to this region. There are also international restaurants catering to every taste. The more than 100 restaurants is offering a wide mix of Dutch, English, Italian, French, Belgian, Indian, Chineese, North African and local cuisine. Among these you can try Le Boulevard, Vintage Café, Noa Lounge & Gourmet, Restaurante Sarita, Elidas Steakhouse, Restaurante Leonardo and many more.
The modern town is spacious and clean, with lots of lovely wide tree-lined streets to stroll along in the evening or sit out on a pavement café and watch the world go by.
What To do and what to see in Albir
For some varied and exciting days out there is the vibrant and exciting city o fBenidorm with its theme parks, Aqualandia, Terra Mitica and Terra Natura
Head inland to get away from the heat on the coast and explore the real Spain including the wonderful Algar waterfalls and Guadalest with its castle perched high up in the mountains.
Albir has a wide variety of offers for the activity seeking visitor.
You can enjoy a number of interesting golf courses in the area. Many of these are designed by famous names such as Seve Ballesteros, José María Olazábal and Nicklaus Designs.
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Heading inland offers fantastic cycling routes for both the exited beginner and the experienced almost pro, looking to maintain the fitness level. Check http://www.wikiloc.com/trails/cycling/spain/valencian-community
Albir is the perfect destination for the year-round enjoyment of water sports such as jet skiing, sailing, diving, snorkelling, surfing, windsurfing, competition fishing and waterskiiing all year round. You can try your hand at any of these activities by dealing directly with the companies that offer them.
If you favour hiking you can begin a trip from the Albir beach to the lighthouse of Albir. At the edge of the Sierra Helada, a winding road emerges through a tunnel which will take you to Punta Bombarda (Bombarda Point) as far as the Albir Lighthouse. Now closed to vehicles, it is perhaps, one of the most popular Costa Blanca walks with great views and can be enjoyed by the old and young alike.
Albir is sharing its tourist office with Alfax del Pi.
Oficina de Tourismo de L’Alfas del Pi
C/ Federico Garcia Lorca, 11
03580 L’Alfas del Pi
Tel: 96 588 8905
You can also get more information from, www.albirspain.com