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Since the waters here are so clear, it’s no surprise that snorkelling and scuba diving are top attractions. Don’t dig snorkelling? No problem! There are dozens of other activities you could enjoy in Albir. Whether you like canoeing, sailing, and paddleboarding, you’ll find a way to have fun on this gorgeous beach.
After you’ve finished exploring the beach, take a stroll along Albir’s boulevard for delicious dining options. While the traditional fare is the Mediterranean, don’t be surprised to find plenty of pubs catering to the hundreds of hungry Northern European visitors.
Although the Playa del Albir is this town’s star attraction, you’ll also find plenty of “stars” on this beach’s marble boulevard. Yes, we’re talking about movie stars! Sure, Albir is not Los Angeles, but it does play a significant role in Spain’s film industry.
In fact, this city hosts one of Spain’s largest international film festivals every July. Film buffs from around the world descend on Albir to check out dozens of fabulous film screenings. Festival organizers also set up outdoor projectors during this time, so be sure to ask locals for the beach screening schedule.
If you’re less into glitz and more into greenery, then you’ll probably want to spend a few days exploring Albir’s Serra Gelada Natural Park. This almost 14,000-acre park is a perfect place for hikers, bikers, and nature enthusiasts. While in town, be sure you take Serra Gelada’s popular 5 km trek to Albir’s picturesque lighthouse. There are also plenty of horseback-riding excursions offered through Serra Gelada if you’re interested.
The closest airport to Albir is Alicante—Elche, which is about a 45-minute drive south of the town. Those flying into Valencia Airport, however, can easily reach Albir in about 1.5-hours.
Please keep in mind all of the Albir holiday rentals on this page are for guests who want to stay for a few days or weeks. In Costa Blanca does, however, offer reduced monthly rentals for people travelling to Albir in the winter. Please contact a friendly member of our staff to learn more about special rental options.
The international Festival de Cine is hosted in Alfaz del Pi every summer, and it attracts hundreds of viewers from the region. The festival has been hosted in Alfaz del Pi for over thirty years and is attended by many stars; from both TV and film, both local and international.
The festival involves red carpet premiers, free film screenings in the Casa de Cultura and on the beach, and a film competition for various budding filmmakers. This is the right place to meet some of your favourite Hollywood stars. You should be able to recognize at least ten famous faces at the festival.
The Festival de Cine has become quite significant for the local community over the last thirty years, as it is a great occasion to come together to celebrate and have good times. The film festival of Alfaz del Pi is visited by both foreigners and locals and attracts people from all over the world. If you happen to visit Alfaz del Pi in summer, try and plan your vacation at the same time as this event; you will not regret it.
Are you in the neighbourhood? Be sure to pick up an event schedule as soon as possible to make sure you don’t miss out.
Las Fiestas de l'Albir are celebrated in August every year, and this is the time when the town is fully packed with Madrileños and many other Spaniards. The festivals are marked with many music events and processions.
Most entertainment and activities take place in Eucalyptus Park. The area is always full to the brim and is closed to traffic. In especially erected tents, you will experience live DJ’s and organized events to ensure that everyone can participate in their favourite activities such as drinking beer, dancing, eating, socializing, and taking part in various sporting activities.
The schedule for the weekend is always tightly packed, as there are at least three consecutive nights of music with many DJ’s out in the Eucalyptus Park. Most often on Saturday mornings, there are classic cars and motorcycle drive-through shows. This way community members and visitors start the day in style.
One of the notable things of the summer fiestas is the fireworks display, which always takes place at the municipal car park.
The Fiestas del Jubileo del Santísimo Cristo - del Buen Acierto is a celebration that is carried out in early November each year. It is one of the main village fiestas and it is held in winter to celebrate the Santisimo Cristo del Buen Acierto.
This celebration takes place over more than a week and offers activities and celebrations in every shape and form; catholic services, holy processions, communal meals and entertainment in the vibrant streets of Albir.
You can't afford to miss these village fiestas, whether you are a practising Christian or not. These fiestas usually involve a two-day public holiday to give the villagers a chance to celebrate. The celebrations feature dames and queens dancing in traditional costumes.
There is also a flower festival, a paella contest, and a fancy dress party to spice up the entire event. It is also worth it to stay around to witness the Correfocs, which is a procession that involves scary costumes and fireworks.
In Albir, Año Nuevo is celebrated in style and involves family, friends, great warmth, excitement, enthusiasm, and joy.
For New Year, family members and loved ones share gifts to show that they care for each other and to wish each other good health and prosperity in life. Many locals stay home until midnight. When midnight comes, according to tradition, people eat 'doce uvas,' also known as twelve grapes. You are supposed to eat one after each stroke of the clock. You are supposed to swallow the whole grape before the clock strikes again, so you can eat the next grape. After the clock strikes twelve times, and the New Year has begun, you are supposed to have eaten or swallowed at least twelve grapes. This is supposed to bring good luck throughout the year.
Of course, if you are visiting and ready to ring in the New Year with a bang, you do not need to stay home until midnight! Many bars, restaurants and hotels offer exclusive New Year’s parties; do some research beforehand and buy your tickets in advance. Often grapes are including in any entree fees. People in Albir love to celebrate New Year’s Eve well!