ALBIR – WEATHER, BEACHES, THINGS TO DO, PROPERTY FOR SALE, AND MORE
INTRODUCTION TO ALBIR – WHERE IT IS, HOW TO GET THERE AND WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE THERE
Albir delivers the best of two worlds. Snuggled in a bay that lies between Benidorm and Altea it offers the senior members of the family fine restaurants, beguiling country walks and a gentler pace of life in a smaller and more intimate coastal town. This is the place to relax yet still able to experience great restaurants.
For younger members of the family there is a fine beach with the expected quota of beach bars, but above all it is only a 10 minute drive from Benidorm with its Pandora’s box of vast selection of nightlife options and an infinite choice of daytime sporting activities.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ALBIR
WHERE IN SPAIN IS ALBIR? HOW FAR IS ALBIR FROM BENIDORM AND ALTEA? IS ALBIR BEACH SANDY? CAN YOU WALK FROM ALBIR TO BENIDORM? WHAT DAY IS THE MARKET IN ALBIR AND ALTEA?
CAR HIRE, WEATHER AND TRANSPORTATION & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Albir, like it’s sister towns on the Costa Blanca, is blessed with a temperate climate, never gets too cold and benefits from more than 300 days of sunshine every year. Who wouldn’t want to live here?
Albir is between and served by two international airports, Alicante, the closest, and Valencia and is served by the coach shuttle from both.
Your own car will undoubtedly enhance your enjoyment, giving you the freedom to explore your surroundings without shackling yourself to one of the infinitely available turgid tours.
Car hire is, of course, provided at the airports by the customary major companies or can be found locally at competitive rates in Altea or Benidorm.
Here’s one or two that we have always found to be very competitive and who offer a very good service, there are many: –
Do You Spain - https://www.doyouspain.com/index.htm Holiday Autos - https://www.holidayautos.com/
HOLIDAYS IN ALBIR – HOTELS, APARTMENTS, VILLAS OR CAMP SITE.
As I recorded earlier Albir is more tranquil than its cousins. Nevertheless it has excellent hotels,a fine sand and pebble beach and its share of playas and beach bars. For swimmers the good news is that there is less risk of execution by jetski.
Where you choose to stay on holiday should be comfortable and clean, but most of your time is likely to be spent out on the beach, exploring the town and the countryside. Nevertheless a good hotel will contribute to your enjoyment of your holiday: –
APARTMENTS AND VILLAS TO RENT
Probably the best bet for families or groups but if eating out is not your thing someone is going to be lumbered with catering and a little housekeeping. Here are a couple but perhaps a rental agency a good choice: –
No campsites are in Albir but if you’re camping you are likely to be mobile,or used to a hike!
Camping Cap Blanch - on the seafront at Altea end of town Camping Villamar - snuggled behind the Sierra Helada en route to Benidorm Camping La Colina - en route to Benidorm close to the medieval showground
THINGS TO DO IN THE DAY IN ALBIR
For Action packed daytime activities you will have to make it to Benidorm or Altea but, with transport that’s only 10 minutes. Don’t worry there are many other rewarding ways to pass your time in Albir.
SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES
Albir is a peaceful and sophisticated little town. That is to say that, while the normal range of outdoor daytime activities are available, Albir is home to the more traditional pastimes.
You will find golf, cricket and horse riding and there are magnificent trails to walk and explore.
Perhaps this is the reason that the town is so popular with expat investors:
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club - contact the club, issue a challenge and bring your own team. How about the best of three! “The Captain should never go in ‘till the fast men have changed to the spin. So two of you lads, on with the pads, pass the gin” https://www.sportingalfascc.com/default.aspx
And as if cricket itself were not enough: –
- Monkey Rent Albir – these guys will rent you almost any type of exciting transport for land or sea
- Albir Marina but it’s in Altea – looks like it delivers the goods! Rentals and trips on power boats and sailing boats
- Centro de Buceo SCORPORA – take a diving adventure with these brothers
SHOPS & MARKETS
Albir is a small town, in which the residents expect to travel for the best shopping adventure. Nevertheless there is enough locally to deal with the essentials of life.
In addition there are numerous small shops aimed at the tourist trade: –
- Supermercado Mendoza Albir.
- Aldi. Well at least it’s familiar!
- Quicksave Albir.
- La Frutería Albir Playa. Fresh fruit every day.
CLOTHES & FASHION
- Ask & Embla – ladies clothing
- Chic – chic ladies clothing!
- Zapaterías Martín – shoes
- Albir Sport – unisex sport.
- Sunday Market – morning market of food and general goods
- Blumehome Albir – flea market
- Rastro Don Quijote – flea market.
BEACHES & CALAS
There are days when it is relaxing to wander a beach to settle ultimately in a little bar and watch the world go by as one reflects on yours.
For others the appeal is music and the energy that draws them in.
Cala del Metge Albir without the nudists so stop looking!
CHIRINGUITOS / BEACH BARS
Chiringuito La Terraza Del Albir - for alfresco dining Taperia El Mosset De L'Albir - excellent tapas The Beach Lounge - more bar than chiringuito but whatever your preference Terraza Eucaliptus - good for paella El Chiringuito de Altea - really authentic and great food
Here in Albir you will discover some of the most stunning and picturesque hiking trails on the Costa Blanca coast.
Much of the coastline is rugged and accessible by boat only, but the effort will be well rewarded. These are the virtues that you will tell your friends about.
Sierra Gelada Natural Park - close to 14,000 acres of wildlife conservation, come and explore the coastal areas by boat and hike the rest - It’s amazing. Playa del Albir, Passeig de les Estreles. Camino del Faro - an easy walk up to the lighthouse, even with a pram. Check out this website for great walks and hikes (in Spanish “Senderos”): - https://www.wikiloc.com/trails/outdoor/spain/valencian-community/altea
Albir itself has no golf course but is an ideal base from which to explore and play the many courses on the Costa Blanca. Below are the 3 closest: –
Melia Villaitana Golf Club - Benidorm, this is a complete golf resort with 2 x 18 hole courses and all the trimmings. Distance from Albir 7.1 Kilometres Altea Club De Golf - a very pretty (and difficult) 9 hole golf course with mountain and sea views. Distance from Albir 7.7 Kilometres Las Rejas Benidorm - a par 3, 9 hole, pitch and putt course almost on the beach in nearby playa poniente, Benidorm. Get down there and sharpen up your short game! Distance from Albir 7.5 Kilometres
Centro Ecuestre Sierra Helada – this is a long established stable, which offers a range of services from tuition to country hacks https://hipicasierrahelada.com/
THINGS TO DO AT NIGHT TIME IN ALBIR
When one thinks of Spanish food the first thought that springs to mind is tapas. The Spanish are, by and large, devoted to their food and drink so this might be a little unfair.
Costa Blanca is home to a number of world class restaurants across a range of cuisines but tapas is omnipresent and Albir has its fair share: –
Bar Tapas, Passeig de les Estreles Salt & Pepper Bistro Chapi Can Tapetes Tapas Bar El Mosset De L’Albir
Occasionally one is in the mood for an evening of music and jollity. Catering for summer tourists guarantees that such establishments exist and flourish..
To be honest if you are looking for a large variety of entertaining shows you’re better off going to nearby Benidorm but if you only want to stay local give these a try: –
Cinema Roma – old fashioned theatre, clean and smoke free, shows English language films
Casa de Cultura de L’Alfas – a range of mixed facilities. Worth catching the 33rd L’Alfás del Pi Film Festival this year (2021).
Cine de verano Colci Albir – outdoor cinema
PROPERTY FOR SALE IN ALBIR: VILLAS AND APARTMENTS FOR SALE IN ALBIR
So you finished your Albir Holiday and liked it – thinking of buying a villa or apartment in Albir then read on.
There are literally hundreds of portals dealing with ‘000’s of property sales in Albir and, in Albir itself, many estate agents.
Trying to wade your way through all of those is extremely difficult, especially when you have to make allowances for “Estate Agent Lingo and Infoxication”.
That’s where we come in: –
At Search and Survey Spain we are not estate agents and have no allegiance to any estate agencies. Our only interest is finding the right property for you, that the property is legal, well built, value for money and free of any external charges or liens. If you like we can help you make the right selection to suit your requirements?
This is our speciality and something we’ve been doing for the last 40 or so years.
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