Albir area description

L’Albir is a coastal town located in the province of Alicante, in the Valencian Community of Spain. It is situated between the popular tourist destinations of Benidorm and Altea, and is part of the comarca of Marina Baixa.

L’Albir is known for its stunning natural landscapes, with the Serra Gelada Natural Park located just to the north of the town. The park offers hiking trails with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, as well as opportunities for birdwatching and other outdoor activities.

The town itself is relatively small, with a population of around 7,000 inhabitants, but it has become increasingly popular with tourists in recent years due to its laid-back atmosphere and beautiful beaches. The main beach, Playa de L’Albir, is a wide, sandy beach with crystal-clear water that is popular with families and sunbathers.

In addition to its natural attractions, L’Albir is also home to a number of cultural and historical landmarks, such as the Roman Villa of l’Albir, which dates back to the 1st century BC, and the lighthouse of Albir, which was built in the 19th century and offers stunning views of the coast.

The town has a vibrant restaurant scene, with a wide range of restaurants and cafes serving both local and international cuisine. There are also plenty of bars and clubs for those looking for a lively nightlife scene.

Overall, L’Albir is a picturesque and tranquil town that offers visitors a chance to experience the beauty of the Mediterranean coast, as well as a taste of traditional Spanish culture and cuisine.


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

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

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

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