Albir and the Surrounding Area
Albir is a beautiful seaside town with a very cosmopolitan feel.
There is plenty to do and see in the area, whether you enjoy sitting with a coffee or a beer and letting the world pass you by or you prefer a more energetic activity.
Albir Oasis Park is in the perfect location for easy access to public transport, the beach, bars, etc. and with the mobile home park being located in a residential area it's a peaceful spot to relax too.
The beach of Albir is a super centre of activity for visitors to Alfaz and at around one third of a mile long has consistently won the European Blue Flag for its very high standards.
With clean and clear water offering some of the best bathing anywhere on the Mediterranean, it has an average temperature of 25C and around 300 sunny days a year.
The stars promenade (Paseo de las Estrellas) plays host to plenty of good bars where you can eat and drink whilst relaxing by the pebble beach with its magnificent views looking over the bay to Altea and Calpe.
If you fancy some extra fun with a sandy beach you could try Benidorm just 10 minutes drive down the road. You'll find an action packed fun day with paragliding, banana rides and all sorts of other beach-based entertainment.
Albir Lighthouse can be a very rewarding walk to take in some of the best views of Albir and its coast line. Cars are not allowed access to the lighthouse so walking or cycling are the only options if you want to take in the views. There is a car park at the beginning of the path where some people leave their car to walk the rest of the way. The walk to the lighthouse from the anchor sculpture on the sea front of Albir at a gentle pace should take you around an hour. The initial road up to the car park has a fair inclince and considered by most to be the worst part. After this a more sedate walk lies ahead. Take your camera and enjoy the fantastic views.
The lighthouse has now been converted into a museum about Albir and there is also a telescope so that you can get a better view of the dolphins which live in this area.
Aqualandia is a huge water amusement park for both adults and children situated on the west side of Benidorm against a hill near Mundomar and Benidorm Palace. The park contains many different themed areas set against trees and plants and naturally shaded areas. Water chutes appear everywhere, all with a different design to give you a unique experience.
Restaurants, shops and picnic bars are available within the park offering most types of food including pizzas, burgers and paella.
Aqualandia is definitely worth a visit if you like water activities and can be great fun for all the family.
Mundomar in Benidorm is a leisure park with maritime animals. This park will appeal to anyone who is fascinated by the ocean life. You can view many animals in their natural habitat, with a set of spectacular shows which are on during the day.
The parrot enclosure is a theme area of its own; marvel and watch the different types and species of these colourful, adept animals as they perform their show. This takes place daily, you will be amazed at how clever these birds can be! In addition, a sea lion show can be seen in which the sea mammals perform humourous tricks and stunts. You can watch the penguins in their enclosure where sometimes their antics can be funny. Everyone's favourite in the park is the dolphin show in which the animals perform acrobatic stunts.
There is also an adventure playground for children. Artificially constructed lakes, parks and even a lagoon with exotic animals helps create a very special atmosphere.
Terra Mitica was the first real theme park in Spain. It is not just an amusement park, it offers all visitors something different. A theme park that recreates the lost civilisations of the Mediterranean, Egypt, Greece, Rome, iberia and the Islands. Its main rides take you back to the myths and legends of these ancient cultures with state of the art technology, special effects, animatronics and digital imagery.
Castillo del Conde de Alfaz (The Castle of the County of Alfaz) offers a great night of family entertainment and can be found just outside Alfaz on the road to Benidorm.
The medievel knights put on an excellent display of horsemanship. Tickets also include a visit to the mad monks dungeons, a medievel supper and there is also a disco afterwards which goes on until late.
Guadalest is located around 30 minutes drive from Albir Oasis Park through picturesque mountain roads. There are a variety of small museums, a church, plenty of little shops from souvenir shops to traditional Spanish leather a ceramic shops and lots of cafes and restaurants to choose from.
Wear comfy shoes and take a walk up the cobbled hill to see the stunning views of the reservoir.
Albir offers plenty of bars and restaurants with live music and entertainment in the evenings so there is usually something for everyone to enjoy.
If you need more, a visit to the party capital of the Med, Benidorm is a mere 10 minutes drive down the road where you will find Benidorm Palace, with its spectacular International shows.
The La Marina shopping centre lies between Benidorm and Finestrat. In the centre there are all kinds of shops such as Bershka, Springfield, Mango, ZARA and others.
With the clever use of the rooftop at this shopping centre (better in the summer months) you can find a variety of restaurants, a childrens playground, a huge cinema with 9 screens (Spanish speaking films only) and a ten pin bowling alley.
Built around the La Marina complex (all within walking distance) you will find the hypermarket Carrefour, where you will find everything from food and household goods to clothes and electricals.
El Cisne Market just on the outskirts of Albir, every Saturday and Sunday is a flea market (could be described as a Spanish car boot sale). Free parking outside if you go by car.
Rows of fabricated huts sell everything from new to second-hand tools, hand-crafted greeting cards, other hand-crafted goods, music CD's, vinyls and much more. So bargain hunters, on your marks - GO!
If tennis is your game, there are a few courts around Albir. Immediately past the medieval castle there is a left turning (camino cantera de orozco road) this takes you to Club Tennis Pista Central which is up the hill on your left.
Here you can burn all that energy and play, or if you want you can just relax with a drink from the Bar that is at the entrance to the courts and admire the scenery.
Bowling is another popular sport with a bowling and tennis complex just a few miles away.
For all those interested in golf, there are some great golf courses on the Costa Blanca.
These can be failry expensive so it's best to check beforehand.