Albir is a small beach resort sandwiched between Altea and Benidorm on the northern Costa Blanca in Spain.
Albir is very close to Alfaz del Pi which is just slightly inland on the other side of the N-322 which divides the two areas. Albir is also referred to as El Albir or L’Albir.
Albir is situated midway between two international airports, to the south there is Alicante International airport and to the north there is Valencia international airport.
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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 making it an ideal holiday destination pretty much all year round.
Albir is an easy drive from three international airports of Alicante, Valencia and Murcia. If you are planning a trip to Albir and you want to see what the weather might be like at the time you’re planning to visit, you may wish to see our dedicated weather page.
Albir’s main beach is called “Playa de Racó de l’Albir” and is six hundred meters in length and has magnificent views of the Penon de Ifach in Calpe. Parking can be tricky in the summer months so be sure to arrive early.
During the holiday season there are always life-guards on duty as is the case in all the beach resorts on the Costa Blanca. The blue flag beach also has two play areas on the beach for the children. Toilets are located on the boulevard.
ALBIR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AND SIGHTS
This page contains useful Albir information for people intending to visit or holiday in Albir. In this tourist guide to Albir we help visitors who are planning a trip with useful and practical advice on many tourism related subjects such as Albir car hire, Albir accommodation, sightseeing, weather, webcams, where to go, where to stay, travel information, excursions and what to see and do in and around Albir.
We also have photos, picture galleries, views, videos and Albir web cams so you can see what Albir has to offer you for your Albir holiday.
Albir has been developed to suit the northern Europeans where bars and restaurants are all situated within walking distance on tree-lined streets. Enjoy your Menu del Dia on the shady terraces of restaurants and watch the world go by. Being on a self-catering holiday there are many supermarkets dotted around the town for grocery shopping.
The main promenade is called, “Paseo de las Estrellas” (Stars Promenade). Albir holds an annual national film festival every July. The town has imitated Hollywood by laying stones along the promenade and dedicating them to national film stars.
Albir restaurants which come highly recommended include the Sarita Indian Restaurant, Le Boulevard, Mastroianni Ristorante Italiano, Coco Loco Beach Albir S.L., Restaurante Casa Juan-El Albir, Shamadi, Restaurante Classica Gourmet, Bacchus, Restaurant Biblos, Leonardo, La Riviera, Pato Pekin, Bar Bistro Iguana, Tutti Frutti, Quanti, Venezia and Sharky’s.
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 jewellery, leather goods and souvenirs.
For a full list of markets in the area try our Costa Blanca markets page.
EXCURSIONS AND DAYS OUT
For some varied and exciting days out there is the vibrant and exciting city of Benidorm with its theme parks on your door-step.
There are theme parks to visit such as Aqualandia which is a water park, Mundomar is Spain’s answer to Sea-World, Terra Mitica is a theme park with rides based on the ancient world and Terra Natura is a zoo with many exotic animals from around the globe and it has its own water-park called Aqua 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 plenty of bars and restaurants but the nightlife is on the quiet side really, for a really wild night out try nearby Benidorm nightlife for a good night out.
Benidorm also has an exciting clubbing and disco scene to rival Ibiza without the price tag. If you would like to have dinner and a show then be sure to book your table at the Benidorm Palace.
Taxi fares to Benidorm are on the inexpensive side and will only set you back around ten euros so you can be sure to enjoy a good night out.
PROPERTY – VILLAS AND APARTMENTS
We also have help and information to those people who are looking for Albir property or Albir properties. There are lots of properties for sale in Albir mostly Albir apartments and Albir villas. These subjects are covered more extensively on our Albir property and estate agents page.
ACCOMMODATION AND WHERE TO STAY IN ALBIR
The local tourist office offers a service where they can help you find accommodation in Albir. There are Albir hotels such as the four star Hotel Kaktus, pensions, apart-hotels and hostels.
The three-star rated Aparthotel Albir Garden offers the services of an excellent hotel as well as sports professional facilities. Albir Garden Resort & Sports, address: Camino Viejo De Altea, 29, 03581 Alfas del Pi (Alicante). Telephone: (34) 96 686 59 01.
The four-star rated Albir Playa Hotel and Spa is just a few yards from Albir Beach and the Natural Reserve of Serra Gelada, in the heart of the Marina Baixa region. Address: Camino Viejo de Altea, 51, 03581 Playa de Albir, L’Alfas del Pi. Telephone: 966 864 943.
The four-star rated Sun Palace Albir Hotel and Spa is located in the heart of Albir close to the beach.
Apartamentos Albir Palace is a five-star rated aparthotel with 24 large luxury apartments. Albir Palace is situated in the hills of Albir with views over Albir just 10 minutes walk to the main street and beach of Albir.
There are lots of Albir rentals with plenty of Albir apartments for rent such as the Albir Confort apartments, the Aparthotel Venus Albir and Albir villas for rent. Try the Camping Cap for camping sites.
ALBIR TOURIST INFORMATION AND TOURIST OFFICE
The tourist centre office in Albir can help you will local information such as maps, guides, brochures, help with accommodation and they can answer any questions you have about dates for festivals, fiestas, weather information, transport and airport transfers.
L’Albir Tourist Office (Oficina de Turismo)
Address (Dirección): – C\Federico Garcia Lorca 33 , 03580 – L’Alfàs del Pi
Opening Hours (Horario): Monday to Friday: 8:00 – 14:00
Telephone: 965 88 82 65
Albir Tourist Information Office (Oficina de Turismo)
Address: Paseo de las Estrellas (Platja de l’Albir, 2). 03581. L’Albir (Alicante – Alacant).
Telephone: +34 966867022
Opening Times: Summer: 09:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 20:00 pm Rest of year: Monday through Friday, from 09:00 to 14:00 h.
TOURIST INFORMATION VIDEO
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