Albir, guide to the ever popular seaside resort of Albir, Costa Blanca, Spain.
Albir - Costa Blanca - Spain
An attractive resort with a fine 'Blue Flag' beach, Albir is located in the Alfaz del Pi area, between Altea and Benidorm on the northern Costa Blanca coastline of Spain. A popular holiday destination, Albir is much more peaceful than nearby Benidorm, and is ideal for a laid back holiday, whilst still being within easy reach of the facilities of that huge and popular resort.
Location: Alicante Province, Comunidad de Valencia, Spain.
Population: 14,000 (Alfaz del Pi).
Albir Map: Shown below right is a satellite map of Albir, revealing the location of the resort, to the north of Benidorm.
The map can also be used in terrain and road map modes if you prefer to view it this way.
Shown on this Albir map are the areas of La Foia Blanca, Jardin de Alfaz, Alfaz del Pi, Les Coves, Romeral and El Verdader.
Albir History: The history of Albir goes back at least to Roman times, when there was a settlement close to the present day tourist office. What was previously thought to have been little more than a Roman slum, was turned on its head during excavations in 2009, when a child's coffin was discovered with its contents intact, in just one of possibly two hundred graves and a family mausoleum. Further discoveries included evidence of under floor heating (hypocaust), water storage tanks and a system for flushing toilets, much of the workmanship of a standard high enough to suggest that a person of some significance lived there over 2,000 years ago. The graveyard was first discovered during excavations in 1983.
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Little further is known until the Moorish occupation of Spain, during which the Arabic inhabitants established agriculture in the area, producing olives, almonds, grape s and other fruit. The Moors called the town Alfaz de Polop and is must have been pretty productive at the time as the name 'Alfaz' means "sown land".
Albir became a municipality in 1836.
Albir entered a new period of prosperity with the growth of tourism in the 1960's, neighbouring Benidorm bringing thousands of vistors to the region.
Albir Weather: Albir enjoys a wonderful climate with plenty of sunshine, in fact on average over 300 days per year. The summers are hot and dry and the winters mild with some rainfall. You can check out the current weather in Albir here: ALBIR WEATHER.
Albir Airport: The nearest airport to Albir is Alicante (El Altet), the distance from the airport to Albir is around 58 kilometres (38 miles), while the distance from the city of Alicante to Albir is about 48 kilometres. Other airports from which you could access Albir include Valencia and Murcia (San Javier), the distance from Valencia airport to Albir is 110 kilometres (about 72 miles) and the diatnce from Murcia airport is 127 kilometres (84 miles).
Albir Tourist Information Office:
Albir Tourist Information Office - Address: Oficina de Tourismo de L'Alfas del Pi, Calle Federico Garcia Lorca, 11, 03580, L'Alfas del Pi, Alicante, Spain. Telephone Number: (0034) 965 888 905.
Oficina De Turismo Playa Albir - Paseo de las Estrellas, 2, 03581 L´alfas Del Pi, España. Telephone: 966 867 022 (tourist information centre Albir Beach).
Albir Police Station:
Policia Local De L'alfas Del Pi - Address: Calle de la Ferrería, 6, 03580 L´alfas Del Pi, España. Telephone Number: 965 887 100 (local police station).
Cuartel Guardia Civil De Altea - Calle del Mar, 129, 03590 Altea, España. Telephone: 965 840 525 (Guardia Civil).
Albir Fiestas: There are numerous fiestas held throughout the year in and around Albir, but the most fun can be had at the Summer Fiestas on the beach, held in August.
Albir Town Hall / Ayuntamiento:
Ayuntamiento De Alfaz Del Pi - Centralita - Address: Carre Federico García Lorca, 11, 03580 L´alfas Del Pi, España. Telephone Number: (0034) 965 888 265 (town hall).
Albir Hotels / Accommodation:
Albir Palace Hotel - Address: Hotel Albir Palace, Camino Vieja de Altea, s/n, 03581, El Albir, Alicante, Costa Blanca, Spain.
Albir Kaktus Hotel - Address: Hotel Kaktus Albir, Paseo de Las Estrellas, El Albir, 03581, Alicante, Costa Blanca, Spain.
Albir Playa Hotel - Address: Hotel Albir Playa, Camino Viejo de Altea, 51, El Albir, 03581, Alicante, Costa Blanca.
Albir Aparthotel - Address: Aparthotel Albir, C/ Camino Viejo de Altea, 56, El Albir, 03581, Alicante, Costa Blanca, Spain.
Costa Verde Albir - Avenida de San Pedro, 9, 03581 Alfàs del Pi, España.
Albir Garden Apartments - Address: Apartments Albir Garden, Camino Viejo de Altea, 29, El Albir, 03581, Alicante, Costa Blanca, Spain.
Albir Self Catering Accommodation:
Las Terrazas De Albir - Address: Camino Viejo de Altea, 56, 03581 L´alfas Del Pi, España.
Apartamento de Vacaciones en Albir, Costa Blanca, España, Celio - Address: Calle de los Músicos, 13, 03581 L'Alfàs del Pi, España.
Albir Golf: There are facilities for golf in and around Albir, in the centre of the resort is a sports park, which serves as a multifunctional area where golf, cricket, football and other sports can be played. Other nearby courses include the Club de Golf Don Cayo at Altea and the Real Faula course in Benidorm, also within reach is the Ifach Golf Course near to Moraira.
Albir Beach / Albir Playa: Albir's main beach, Playa Raco de L'Abir, is mostly comprised of small pebbles, but don't be too put off as they are smooth and easy on the feet. The beach carries 'Blue Flag' status for cleanliness and safety and has the usual expected facilties for a tourist beach. The beach is backed by the pretty promenade, the Paseo de las Estrellas
Albir Market: The nearest street market for Albir is held at Alfaz del Pi, this takes place on Fridays. Other popular nearby markets include Altea on Tuesdays and Polop on Wednesdays. Benidorm holds markets on Wednesdays and Sundays at Rincón de Loix.
Sarita Indian Restaurant (Authentic Indian Restaurant) - Address: Bahia Blanca, Avda del Albir 11, El Albir, 03581, Alicante, Spain.
Don Lunas Restaurant - Address: Paseo de las Estrellas, El Albir, 03581, Alicante, Costa Blanca, Spain.
McDonald's - Address: Carretera N-332, S/N, 03580 L´alfas Del Pi, España.
Biblos - Address: Avgda Albir (L'), 58, 03581 L´alfas Del Pi, España.
El Profit - Camino de Europa, 196, 03580 L´alfas Del Pi, España.
Bistro Capuchino - Address: Calle Mare Nostrum, S/N, 03581 L´alfas Del Pi, España.
Albir Cafes / Cafeterias:
La Bonbnonnirie Albir - Address: Carre Joaquín Turina, 2, 03581 L´alfas Del Pi, España.
Kasbrane - Avgda Albir (L'), 1, 03581 L´alfas Del Pi, España.
Albir Medical Centre:
Albir Medical - Address: Calle de Vivaldi, 7, 03581 El Albir, Alfaz del Pi, Spain. Telephone Number: (0034) 966 868 698.
Clinica Dental Trismus S.l. - Address: Avgda Óscar Esplá, 6, 03581 L´alfas Del Pi, España.
Things To Do in Albir
- Relax in the sun on the main beach, Playa Raco de L'Abir.
- Visit Benidorm one evening to enjoy the vibrant nightlife.
- Take a coach trip or drive to Guadalest to see its amazing Castell.
- Take the kids to one of Benidorm's theme parks, Terra Mitica or Aqualandia maybe.
- Take a walk to Albir lighthouse and enjoy the fantastic views.
- Live dangerously and try go-karting on one of the tracks on the edge of town.
Albir is situated just off the N-332 coast road and can also be accessed from the AP-7 motorway, it is around 58 km from Alicante airport and 6 km from Benidorm.
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