Albir, Alicante - The Little Gem of the Costa Blanca

The small, modern resort of Albir can be found about 50 minutes drive North along the motorway from Alicante just beyond the lively resort of Benidorm.

Unlike many other Costa Blanca towns Albir has been carefully planned virtually from scratch.

The resort centreOnly one or two of the buildings are over five storeys high, its avenues are broad and tree lined, and joy of joy, there is plenty of parking. There is a sense of space and an unhurried atmosphere make getting around a pleasure.

Accommodation

Hotels and Apartments are modern and limited but all are extremely good and offer excellent value for money. The clientele is International.

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Out and About

A holiday in one of Albir’s modern hotels and apartments puts visitors in easy reach of some of the Costa Blanca’s best destinations.

Altea, with its charming old town packed with restaurants and artist’s workshops, is just a short journey from Albir, while its busy harbour is quite literally a seafront stroll away. See Altea

Benidorm, chock full of entertainment is easily and cheaply reached by the frequent bus service or taxi (see prices & services below). The atmospheric Old Town, the shopping area, the big theme parks and wonderful shows and concerts are some of the highlights for daytime or evening pleasures.

Festivals

Albir’s climate, hot and dry in summer and nearly always dry and mild in winter, means that whatever the time of year its fiestas are celebrated outdoors in comfort.

The main festivals are:
March 19th – San Jose
May (1st weekend) – Fiesta de la Creuta
July (1st week) – Albir Film Festival
August 1st to 15th – Summer Festival
November - Honor del Santisimo Cristo del Buen Acierto
December – Fiestas de la Purisima.

The Beach

Albir beachWith almost 600 metres of clean safe beach, there’s always plenty of room to stretch out. The Playa de Racó de l’Albir has been awarded the prestigious EU Blue Flag classification, denoting its excellent facilities and cleanliness, every year since 2001.

The beach is comprised of very fine smooth pebbles and bathers can take in the views of the Sierra Helada nature reserve to one side, and to the other, the famous Peñon de Ifach, the massive outcrop of rock by Calpe.

Beach PromenadeBeach facilities are excellent, in summer there are three lifeguards on duty, a first aid post and an ambulance on standby for minor injuries.

There are public loos in the centre of the promenade - how very convenient - and even fresh water foot showers.

The beach side promenade, the Paseo de Las Estrellas - with Hollywood style plaques honouring the stars who have won awards at Albir's film festival - is the focal point throughout the day.

Morning joggers open it for business and it's the main thoroughfare for beach users in the sunshine hours. The Paseo then comes into its own when a craft market is held there on balmy summer’s evenings and people stroll about without a care in the world.

Eating Out and Shopping

Bars and eateriesAlbir is blessed with plenty of all types of restaurants; with cuisine from all over Europe and further afield to choose from you will find it easy to find the food for the mood. Also there are lots of nice little shops which make a pleasure to buy your souvenirs.

Leisure & Culture As well as the summer fun Albir also has a host of activities in the cooler season. The Casa de Cultura cultural centre is busy all year round and has a concert hall, TV studios and exhibition space. It hosts the Film Festival, a Jazz Festival in October and has concerts by international dance companies and orchestras throughout the year.

Bus and Taxi Information

The number 10 bus leaves Albir for Benidorm every 15 minutes from 10.00 to 21.00 and takes about 20 minutes. Bus stops in Albir are no more than 10 minutes' walk apart and are denoted by the letter 'P'

A taxi will cost around 10€ to Benidorm Old Town from the rank in the Avenida de l'Albir or call 966 810 010 or 902 075 073 to be collected from your accommodation.

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