Albir, or sometimes referred to as Platja de l’Albir, L’Albir or Playa Del Abir, is a small beachside resort town which forms part of the municipality of L’Alfàs Del Pi. On the Costa Blanca, it is situated on the north and western slopes of the Sierra Gelada Natural Park. Midway between Benidorm and Altea. This site is the full Albir Guide for hotels, restaurants, bars, shops and services.
Albir is one of the few places in Spain where there is a higher number of foreign born residents than there are Spanish born residents. There is a large expat community of Norwegian and Scandinavians. British, Dutch and German nationals. It is estimated that there are approximately 6,000 permanent residents with that number swelling during normal summer months when all the holiday apartments and villas are occupied.
The main features of Albir are the beach and the Sierra Gelada Natural Park and the walkway to Faro Del Albir (the lighthouse walk). In addition you will find a large selection of cafes, bars and restaurants. The town itself is very residential with only a few hotels. There are however a lot of tourists that make use of private apartments and villas. In the summer the town can be buzzing with people and activities. It is famous in Spain for the annual film festival that offers an outdoor cinema at the beach.
The town, or village as is sometimes used by locals, is served by a number of chain supermarkets, a medical centre, post office and tourist information centre.
This is a “Blue Flag” beach and offers a mainly pebble bathing area. There are several nice restaurants and beach bars along the promenade. In summer the promenade comes to life with market stalls and a large childrens play park. There are great views across the bay to Altea and Calpe with the Peñon Ifach (Calpe rock) standing proud in the distance.
This website is to be used as a resource for all residents and visitors to Albir to find everything there is to know about this little community in Spain. Start by using the links below to find where to stay, places to eat and drink and things to buy.