The pretty resort of Albir is handily located between Altea and Benidorm on Spain’s beautiful Costa Brave. This is a resort perfect for those hoping for a relaxed beach-based holiday away from the main resorts along this popular stretch of coast, but still with a vibrant atmosphere and plenty of nightlife. Alibi is a laid back destination with a thoroughly modern feel, and because most of its buildings are only a few stores high, it exudes a real sense of space. Unusually for a resort in this area, there is plenty of well-sited parking, meaning it is a great place for visit for a day trip.
The streets of the resort are pleasingly laid out – with wide tree-lined boulevards and lovely architecture. There is a plethora of bars, restaurants and cafes catering to all tastes and offering a variety of world cuisines, many with lovely terraces, and all within an easy stroll of the beach.
Albir’s has great weather all year round = dry and hot during the summer months and milder, though still dry during winter.
The beach at Albir is a great size, and boasts Blue Ribbon status. Quiet and spacious, this stretch of fine pebbles is the perfect place to while away a few hours of total relaxation while admiring the view across to the famed Penon de Ifach in one direction, and the stunning Sierra Helada nature reserve to the other. During high season, there are three permanent lifeguards stationed here, as well as a first aid station and a minor injuries ambulance on standby, making this is a very family-friendly resort. In addition, younger kids will be delighted by the two playgrounds situated just adjacent to the beach.
Albir is home to a number of decent supermarkets that stock a wide of fresh produce and other essentials,, very handy if you are staying in a self-catering villa or apartment. There is also a huge ‘hypermarket’ within the nearby Benidorm Finestrat shopping centre.
Golf fanatics will be in heaven at the Albir Golf course. Centrally located in the town, this is a two-hectare course set with plenty of space for onlookers. A short stroll from the beach, this is the perfect place to spend a few hours perfecting your swing! There is a cafe onsite too, so you don’t need to worry about bringing any snacks with you.
Should you require some pampering whilst staying in Albir, head down to the town’s Bowls and Squash club where you will find a resident beautician.
The town hosts several lively fiestas through the year, always celebrated outdoors because of the reliable climate.
Places to Visit
Nearby Althea has an historic and very charming old town which is a real artist’s paradise – packed with workshops and galleries. It also has a pretty habour. And, for a great night out, where else to head but Benidorm, famed for its vibrant nightlife and entertainment. Benidorm is just a short taxi ride from Albir.
So, whatever sort of holiday you are planning and whatever your age, Albir is an absolutely ideal destination. It truly does tick all the boxes for a perfect break in the sun.
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