If you're looking for an unforgettable holiday experience, be sure to consider Alfaz Del Pi. Located on the beautiful Costa Blanca in Spain, Alfaz del Pi is also known as L'Alfàs del Pi. Alfaz Del Pi is a spectacular tourist attraction that sees more than 50 000 visitors each year and houses up to 90 different nationalities. Its diversity and top-notch attractions make for an excellent setting to unwind while enjoying your holiday. There is no lack of things to do in this small town. Especially if you like wine, culture and sports, be it indoors or outdoors. This is why many consider Alfaz del Pi to be worth a visit. The diversity of cultures is one of the many things that make learning about and exploring Alfaz Del Pi worthwhile. The region enjoys a Mediterranean climate; hot summers and mild winters.
There are countless fun activities to undertake in this town, either with your family, your friends or by yourself.
'Bodegas' refers to wine cellars, and Bodegas Enrique Mendoza is an excellent local winery. Who would have thought that grapes grown so close to the ocean would produce such excellent wine? If you would like to try for yourself, you can reserve a tour. In two hours you get a guided walk around the growing fields, and you get to see all the steps of the production process, ending in the renowned 'bodegas de Mendoza'; the wine cellars that host over 1200 barrels of wine that were produced on the land you just toured. Be sure to bring a jacket or sweater for this part of the tour; the cellars are chilly!
The second part of your experience at Bodegas Mendoza consists of a wine tasting. This tasting is set outside, in the lovely gardens of the vineyard. You get to taste a variety of 7 premium wines, which are paired with local delicacies, such as different cheeses, sausage and chocolate. Be sure to bring the entire family. There are special fees for children, and even though they won't be tasting the wine, they will most definitely enjoy the impressive surroundings, the landscape and the fresh air.
Be sure to bring your camera: There will be many Kodak-worthy moments!
The Piscina Municipal is central to the community of Alfaz del Pi.
This is where most locals learn to swim, and some even grow to excel. Naturally, in a place where so many people come into contact with water, be it a swimming pool or the sea, it is crucial that people learn to swim properly. Therefore the Piscina Municipal Alfaz del Pi offers a multitude of affordable swimming courses for all ages and levels. Every summer the municipality organizes 'Initiation to swimming' and 'Improvement' courses for minors, 'Swimming for adults', 'Sports swimming', 'Therapeutic swimming', 'Synchronized swimming' and 'Aquatic Fitness'. These courses are known as both the best and the most affordable in the region. They take about four weeks on average.
Outside the schedule for the classes, this vibrant local meeting point is also open to the general public for old-fashioned swimming pool fun. Entree fees are a bargain, so they shouldn't hold you back. The pool is not only a great place to visit if you want to improve your swimming skills, but it is also perfectly suited if you just want to hang poolside and mingle with the locals.
This pool is on the grounds of the local sports grounds; the Polideportivo Alfaz del Pi.
Sports are a significant part of Alfaz Del Pi. This beautiful town has excellent and modern sports facilities and much of its social life and tourism revolves around sports. Alfaz del Pi a great place for outdoor activities such as cycling, Nordic walking, paddleboarding, kayaking or hiking. The local sports grounds are also very impressive. 'Campo deportivo' means 'sports field'. The sports fields, or Polideportivo Municipal, offer access to a wide variety of sports for both amateurs and professionals, such as basketball, indoor and outdoor soccer, taekwondo, tennis, martial arts, contact sports, aikido, acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and cycling to name a few.
Sportsmen and elite athletes come to Alfaz del Pi from all over the world to practice in the magnificent facilities of the sports centre. Top athletes and amateurs alike have made use and continue to make use of the excellent athletics track, the football fields with natural and artificial grass, and the golf and cricket practice field. Basketball lovers can enjoy the luxury of training on the same grounds that renowned teams such as Real Madrid and Valencia Basquet have used. Winter temperatures are considered to be perfect for any kind of training.
The Albir Playa Hotel and Spa is one of the places in Alfaz Del Pi that offer sports facilities and services to make your training as productive as possible. Some of the sports you can engage in while at Albir Playa Hotel include paddle tennis, cycling, handball, tennis, football, golf, among many others. Paddle tennis is one of the newest sports that you can play or learn in Alfaz del Pi. Albir Playa Hotel rents equipment that is necessary for paddle tennis. After a tiresome training on these superb fields, you can let the hotel pamper you in their spa and get to relax your muscles and brain.
Scandinavia Park is a spacious urban park located in the town of Alfaz del Pi.
It is a suitable place for those looking to spend some time outdoors. It a great place for children; there is a playground just for them where they can get rid of any excess energy. The park is an excellent sunny site with beautiful trees that offer shade, where you and your family can spend part of the day; bring a picnic, read a book or enjoy the sunset. Very importantly, there are bathrooms available in the park. Parque Escandinavia also has a pond with fish and turtles; this pond is very popular with the little ones.
It is not uncommon to hold events such as birthday parties in Parque Escandinavia. There are picnic tables that are the ideal setting for organizing a mini party for your family or friends as you visit the town. Scandinavia Park also offers a food café, a barbecue area and a fantastic bar. The staff in the facilities is qualified, skilled and friendly and will assist you in any way possible. It's a park which allows you to enjoy some drinks on the terrace bar while watching your children play. The park opens every day from 9 am to 9 pm.
The Skate Park in Alfaz del Pi is relatively new; after much anticipation, it opened in 2016.
This park is a great place for skaters (skateboard), scooters (scooters) and rollers (inline skates) alike. The skate park has a bowl and concrete pit. There are also urbanized ramps, railing, and stairs for thrilling skating moments. If you have kids who love skating, or you are a skater yourself, this is a place for you to practice and show off your tricks and stunts. Mind you: wearing a helmet is obligatory!
If you are not one to practice these daring sports, this skate park is still worth a visit; admire the skills and the courage of the youngsters who so fearlessly drop into the bowl. The skate park is located next to the police station, in the same area as the other sports fields in Alfaz de Pi.
You could decide to cruise the impressive surrounding sports facilities and obtain some information about the many outdoor and indoor sports activities that are organized here, especially in summer. While you do so, be sure to make a pit stop at one of the restaurants in the neighbourhood for some Spanish delicacies and a refreshing drink.
Casa de Cultura means the House of Culture. Casa Cultura is an emblematic building and the cultural heart of the community.
It is a good place to start exploring the many different aspects of both the local culture and arts scene, as the many international cultures that make up this town. Casa Cultura is a house rich with culture and will leave lovers of art and culture in awe.
La Casa de Cultura hosts congresses, musical performances, dance performances, cinema, concerts, operas, and theatre. Every year, management organizes cultural programs for different months of the year.
The most famous of these events is the annual Film Festival, which usually takes place around mid-July. But the Casa Cultura also hosts Jazz concerts, chamber music and orchestras. In addition, there most often is an exhibition to admire in the exhibition hall of the Casa de Cultura, there are classrooms available for a variety of courses, and there are an auditorium and a library. Casa Cultura is very likely to offer an event or activity that might interest you.
Be sure to stop by the Casa Cultura at the beginning of your trip to get information on any events held; make sure you don't miss a thing!
Alfaz del Pi is a Valencian village in the Comarca of Marina Baixa, in the province of Alicante. This picturesque village is a true tourist attraction because of its beautiful location and the many parties and festivals that are celebrated there. With a total population of fewer than 30,000 inhabitants, Alfaz del Pi is a quiet village that is perfectly suited for a relaxing holiday. At the same time, you don't have to worry about getting bored; there is plenty to do in Alfaz del Pi.
Below we describe some of the best known National and Cultural Festivals in the region. These are events that happen every year; if you happen to be able to attend one, we highly recommend it. Each festivity described below is unique, but all festivities have 1 thing in common; they are a great and fun way to spend your time, connect with others and get to know the place a little better.
The ‘festival L'Alfàs en Jazz’ is one of the oldest festivals in this Valencian Community, and it attracts people from all different parts of the globe. The history of the Jazz festival goes back to 1993 in Casa de Cultura de L'Alfàs del Pi. Interestingly, the festival has always (to this day) had a philosophy of focusing on the facilitation of musical innovation. Over the years great names have taken the stage, such as Lou Bennet, Tete Montoliu, Ximo T`ebar, McPherson and Chano Dominguez, among others.
The main focus of the festival is not only to have a fabulous time with excellent music; part of the focus remains on contributing to the evolution and diversity of Mediterranean music, especially jazz. El festival L'Alfàs en Jazz normally opens with music from all over the world, as a way to expose individuals and local artists to new styles. This might influence or inspire them in one way or another and they could use this to get even better. This is a summer festival that usually takes place some time in September. There is not a dull moment during this festival
Especially if you are a music lover. Be sure to check the date before you book your flight to Spain.
Through the years, Halloween has gained massive popularity in Spain, and the local expatriate communities have always joined in the fun that encompasses special dinners, theme evenings, and a lot more. There is a wide range of things that one can do for Halloween, either as an individual or as a family. If you are a fan of nighttime debauchery, there are parties to be found everywhere in town; this is a night when Alfaz del Pi has a vivid nightlife.
In Alfaz del Pi, Halloween is a unique time when community members come together to celebrate. Celebrations of Halloween in this region are relatively new; Halloween did not used to be celebrated here before. Over time, however, it has been integrated into the Spanish culture and is now celebrated with as much ‘Joie de vivre’ as many other celebrations in the region. A lot of kids enjoy Halloween; they put on scary costumes to scare each other and laugh. The adults tend to come together for a meal and taste various types of foods and drinks. If you happen to be in Alfaz del Pi during Halloween, the 31st of October, then you don't want to miss out on this one. Put on a costume (or don’t) and go see what it is all about.
Alfaz del Pi celebrates carnival, or ‘Carnaval’, annually. This is a weekend packed with parades and silly costumes. A lot of the main festivities for carnival in Alfaz del Pi are held on Saturday. The children usually kick off the carnival with a special ‘children’s carnival’ around 11 am with a parade that runs through the streets of the town and ends at the municipal tents that are set up at the town square. There, they can find lots of bouncy castles, balloons, and many other games to make their day remarkable. The municipal tent will be the central point for the Saturday carnival activities. This celebration welcomes and caters to children and adults alike. There will be popular drinks and delicacies to mark the day. There will also be great prizes to be won for the best costumes at individual and couple levels.
At night Alfaz del Pi fills up with costumed folks from around the world. There is plenty of music and entertainment on offer. In Alfaz del Pi a free night bus service runs the Saturday night of carnival between the city center and the beach in L’Albir. Plan your vacation accordingly, since this is a celebration that you don’t want to miss. Affordable accommodations are available for individuals and families.
‘La celebración de Los Actos en Honor a San José, Patrón del Municipio’ is organized to commemorate Saint Joseph. This is a special date for all Valencians, but most importantly, for the inhabitants of Alfaz del Pi, since San José is their patron. This festival is arranged by Mayoralas de la Purísima and takes place in March every year. It usually spans two days; it starts in the afternoon of one day and celebrations proceed to the night of the following day. Just like many other festivals in the region, this celebration encompasses activities for all sorts of audiences.
The program is usually opened with an event for the little ones such as children’s theatre. Later that same day there will be the musical entertainment for adults. The following day, the day of San Jose kicks off early with a fun parade with live music performances. The parade will end on the Plaza Mayor, where a mass will be held at la Parroquia del Santísimo Cristo del Buen Acierto, after which there will be a procession. The festive day will be brought to an end with lots of fireworks. If you have the chance to attend this special event,
Do not hesitate. It might even be a good excuse for a weekend getaway!
‘The Día de Sant Vicent Ferrer’ is celebrated in Alfaz del Pi every year in April. Saint Vincent Ferrer is regarded as the patron of builders, plumbers, construction workers, orphanages, and fishermen. This is another great fiesta that fills the streets with people, food and activities for young and old. Since it takes place in April, the sun is not yet too strong to enjoy a vibrant day outside in Alfaz del Pi.
St. Vincent Ferrer was born to a noble family of Guillem Ferrer and Constanca Miquel in Valencia. Legends surrounded his birth. There is a story that his mother, when giving birth to him, never experienced any labour pain. Another story also claims that his father had a dream in which he was informed that his child would gain fame across the globe. St. Vincent Ferrer spent at least 21 years abroad. He visited countries such as Ireland, England, Aragon, Scotland, and Castile in Spain. Through preaching the gospel, he managed to convert many people to Christianity. To this day, many still believe that the patron knew only Valencian and that he was blessed with a gift of speaking in tongues.
‘The Fiestas de la Purísima’ is celebrated every year in early December. The feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated as an authentic Roman Catholic holiday and sees two days of activities and devotion in honour of the Immaculate Conception. The religious elements of the celebration will take place in the San José Church, and the food and entertainment will be centred around the Municipal tent. There will be a procession, mass, theatre, musical entertainment, special entertainment for the children and much more.
There is a famous belief that the Immaculate Conception refers to Jesus's conception by the Virgin Mary, but that is not true. The fact is that it refers to the special manner in which the Virgin Mary herself was conceived. It is believed that God preserved the Virgin Mary from the taint of original sin from the moment she was conceived. This implies that she was protected from contracting original sin as well as personal sin. This is one of the holiest celebrations held by the Catholics in Spain. These fiestas serve to strengthen beliefs and communal ties. This is a festival that is not only interesting for Roman Catholics, but it also offers activities and entertainment for all who care to join the celebrations.
Alfaz del Pi has lots of great amenities and quite a range of bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes. Whether you are looking for restaurants that serve fine wine, a quick meal, bustling bars offering live music, or cafes selling cheap ice-cold beer; in this town, there is something for everyone.
The only thing you won't find in Alfaz del Pi, are night clubs and discos; but with Albir, Altea and Benidorm nearby, you have plenty of options to go clubbing within a 10-minute drive. Take a taxi or hop on a bus and you can be in a club in no time.
Are you curious about your options in Alfaz del Pi? Here's our list of the best bars, eateries and restaurants in Alfaz del Pi. You are sure to find something to suit your appetite here.
This nightclub is easy to spot thanks to its bright neon sign. Club Cocktail is a gentleman's club found on Avenida Europa in the heart of Alfaz del Pi. This is the perfect place for late-night party goers who want to have fun until the early hours. Inside, the focus of the club is a stage that features a pole where exotic dancers perform every evening. Different ladies take to the stage over the course of the night.
There's a great menu of cocktails that includes favourites such as mimosas and cosmopolitans. It's the ideal night out for stag-dos and group celebrations. The atmosphere is discreet, and the club is modern, clean and comfortable with an excellent reputation.
Sunday through Thursday 17:00 -05:00
Friday & Saturday 17:00 – 06:00
Av. d'Europa, 66
Tel: +34 966 86 82 74
Bar Ocho is a local bar in a quiet side street of Alfaz del Pi. It serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, tapas, beer, wine and spirits. In this friendly neighbourhood bar you can stand at the counter, sit inside or eat at the handful of tables outside – you have the choice.
Dishes such as grilled chicken, roasted lamb and paella are on the regular menu, and in the weekend they serve oysters as well. When it comes to tapas, they have a traditional selection of stews, potato dishes and fish that is displayed on the bar so you can see what looks delicious to you. Food and drinks served here are inexpensive, and the helpings are always generous. Beverages include ice-cold international beer, house wine and an exciting list of cocktails. There is a billiard table inside for those who enjoy a game or two of pool.
Daily, 6:15 – 23:00
Av. Marina Baixa, 16
Tel: +34 615 24 04 12
Right in the centre of Alfaz del Pi, Robins Nest is situated on a corner that is easy to find. Inside the bar there is a traditional and comfortable atmosphere. Outside there are a few stools on the pavement if you enjoy a drink alfresco.
Food is served until the early evening. The menu includes burgers, roast chicken and steak with all the trimmings. On Fridays and Saturdays, you can order a delicious plate of fish and chips and the bar has other themed evenings such as regular curry nights. The TV is usually on, and you can watch international football matches, rugby and Formula One; Later in the evening, when it is busy, music fills the bar thanks to a resident DJ, and the dance floor fills with people bopping and boogying.
Daily, 13.30 – 01:30
Carrer Exèrcits Espanyols, 1
Tel: +34 966 58 03 91
Located on the lively La Ferreria street just along from the bus stop, Café Bar Albeniz is bright and modern with a cheerful atmosphere. This bar has plenty of tables out on the terrace and along the pavement. There are a few tables indoors too if you don't want to sit outside. At night, this bar has a relaxed vibe; it is perfect for a few drinks with friends.
This place is ideal for main courses, tapas and sandwiches. You can also grab a quick snack at any time of day. Traditional dishes are on the menu, including paella, squid and pork - Bar Albeniz is an excellent place to try Spanish cuisine. The coffee is nice and strong here and goes down well when you need a hit of caffeine.
Monday through Saturday, 6:30 - 00:00
Closed on Sundays
C/ la Ferreria, 20
Tel: +34 630 18 11 49
This place is on a bustling street in the middle of Alfaz del Pi. There are a number of bars and restaurants within a few metres of each other, so this part of town has a lively vibe. Everest Bar has a choice of seating inside and outside, and there is a great selection of bottled and draught beer and local wine.
This place is best known for is its tapas. They specialise in sliced bread topped with piles of colourful meat, fish and vegetables. The toppings are huge, freshly prepared and perfectly seasoned. A 'menu of the day' is also available that includes dishes like lasagne or grilled chicken. Prices are relatively low at this bar, so an evening here is very affordable.
Thursday through Sunday 08:00 – 01:00
Closed on Mondays
Federico García Lorca, 32
Tel: +34 684 07 84 92
La Picaeta is a café and cerveceria (bar). The menu is Spanish, and it changes with the availability of fresh and seasonal produce. Squid, rabbit, chicken, rice dishes and paella are usually on offer as are tapas and sandwiches for a lighter meal. The chef takes pride in making everything from scratch, and there are some very tempting desserts to try as well.
The service at La Picaeta is professional and attentive. For an evening drink, the tables outside are lovely. La Picaeta has a grown-up, classy décor inside with lots of space so if you have a large party of friends, there is room for everyone to sit.
Monday through Saturday, 09:00 - 17:00 & 20:00 – 00:00
Closed on Sundays
Carrer Federico García Lorca, 25
Tel: +34 965 88 78 49
This bar has an international feel with food and drinks from Holland, Spain and the UK on the menu. Fish and chips, herring and tapas feature, and in the morning you can order a huge English breakfast. Déjà Vu offers light bites and large plates at all times so you can always find something to eat.
If you enjoy a cocktail in the evening, the Déjà Vu Bar is the perfect place to visit, as they have an affordable selection here along with 2 types of sangria and a choice of gin and even tonic water. Their 'menu of the day' is very good value and includes 3 courses. If you have little ones with you, the bar has a kids' menu to ensure there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Monday through Friday, 11:00 – 20:00
Saturday, 11:00 – 16:00
Closed on Sundays
Av. País Valencià, 25
Tel: +34 966 58 02 11
Whatsapp: +34 622 09 81 70
La Plaza is a restaurant specialising in hamburgers. Although it serves a number of other dishes for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, for most customers the burgers are the main attraction: with a sumptuous bun, a variety of fillings and topped off with a home-made sauce, every customer is sure to find something that suits their taste.
The portions are generous in size, yet the meals remain affordable. Alternatives to burgers include ribs, croissants, sweet potato fries, paninis with a variety of different fillings and much more. La Plaza also offers a range of local beers, which will be just the thing to wash down your meal. There are plenty of non-alcoholic beverages as well, ranging from coffee to milkshakes.
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, Monday 09:00 -23:00
Friday & Saturday 09:00 – 00:00
Closed on Tuesdays
Plaza Mayor, Carrer Federico García Lorca, 3
Tel: +34 865 52 00 39
When you arrive at the El Castillo restaurant, you will find yourself surrounded by a buzzing atmosphere even before you decide upon your dish of choice. Once you take a look at the menu, you will be confronted with an array of tempting options, including succulent steaks for meat-lovers, delicious vegetarian choices and extravagant fish meals. Main courses come with sides of vegetables, ensuring an all-round satisfying meal.
A selection of fine wines along with non-alcoholic alternatives will ensure that you have something pleasant to drink as you settle down to your meal, and all customer are catered to equally.
Sundays, 12:00 – 18:00
Closed the rest of the week
Carrer el Castell, 4
Tel: +34 965 88 82 05
The Oriental Garden is a restaurant that specialises in Asian food, particularly cuisine from China and Vietnam. Here, customers will be able to enjoy a plate of salt and pepper spare ribs, or try out the Plato Vientnamita; perhaps you will tuck into a delicious prawn curry, or a dish of sweet and sour pork. There are plenty of vegetarian options, as well.
If you are unsure what to try (and with such a wide range of meals on offer, this is a very likely situation) then you can take a look at the daily menu to narrow things down. The Oriental Garden also offers takeaway, in case you would prefer to eat your meal at home.
Wednesday through Monday, 13:00 - 15:30 & 19:00 - 23:00
Closed on Tuesdays
Av. País Valencià, 25
Tel: +34 965 88 73 56
If you are looking for a good pizza in Alfaz del Pi, then look no further than Pizza 4U. Opened in 2002, this is a restaurant that strives to offer customers everything they could possibly ask for in terms of pizzas. Pizza 4U takes influences from a range of different places, blending the pizza traditions of Italy, Spain and Scandinavia to create a wide-ranging menu.
Customers are able to design their own pizza by mixing and matching the different toppings that are available; these include everything from traditional toppings like anchovies, pepperoni and mushrooms to more exotic options including goat cheese, honey, walnuts or squid. If you would like a more complete meal, then you can also choose starters and side dishes to go with your pizza.
Daily, 13:00 – 22:00
Carrer Federico García Lorca, 6
Tel: +34 96 588 81 96
Ta Casa is a restaurant with a Mediterranean emphasis, the sort of place that you can visit if you are hoping for a meal that offers a true local flavour. Rice dishes are plentiful at Ta Casa, but there are alternatives if you would like something different. The menu includes a full range of meat, fish and vegetable meals, suiting the tastes and diets of every customer.
After you have enjoyed your main course, you will also be able to pick from a range of authentic Mediterranean desserts to follow it up with. The restaurant's musical choices will help to complete the atmosphere as you enjoy your meal.
Sunday through Thursday, 13:00 – 16:00
Friday & Saturday, 13:00 – 16:00 & 19:00 -23:00
C/ la Ferreria, 36
Tel: +34 96 588 74 69
Whatsapp: +34 67 208 23 00
If you are a lover of ice cream, then the best place in Alfaz del Pi for you to indulge your senses will be Heladeria pla Y Miralles. This is a place that has absolutely everything covered in terms of ice cream; you can either order a small treat, or a towering sundae with a range of flavours and a wafer to top it off. If you are feeling thirsty you can order your ice cream as the topping of a milk shake.
No matter what your favourite fruit is, whether you prefer chocolate or mint, whether you like your ice cream sharp and tangy or creamy with syrup, you can bet on finding the perfect dessert at Heladeria Pla Y Miralles.
Daily, 11:00 – 01:30
Carrer Federico García Lorca, 19
Tel: +34 699 02 49 23
At L'Alfassina, you will be able to find meals of all shapes and sizes. From hearty portions for people with big appetites, down to minimalist dishes for those who want to enjoy a dainty treat, L'Alfassina has it all.
Standard favourites like a big burger or a plate of chips are on offer, but there are also fresh variations on regular dishes; perhaps you would like to order a light but filling breakfast consisting of two fried eggs, a sliver of bacon, a few chips and two sticks of asparagus as garnish?
Daily, 08:00 – 00:00
Carrer Federico García Lorca, 18
Tel: +34 865 66 40 01
Alfaz del Pi has so much to offer, which is why it has become extremely popular among travellers. Besides the excellent features of the town itself, there are also some incredible attractions in its surrounding areas. These attractions include theme parks, waterfalls, a castle and botanical gardens. The attractions offer a lot of fun and entertainment and are suitable for both children and adults.
In addition to being fun, most of these attractions are informative and educational. From aquatic to marine animals and birds, there is so much to see in the region. If you are thinking of visiting multiple parks during your time here, a combination ticket might be just the thing for you. Check the websites of your parks of choice and see what is on offer. For now, let’s take a look at some of the places you should visit during your time in Alfaz del Pi.
Terra Mitica is one of the best theme parks to visit when you are in Alfaz del Pi. It takes less than a 30-minute to drive to get there. The site was launched in 2000 and has since become one of the best attractions in the area.
The theme park is divided into five zones (Egypt, Greece, Rome, Iberia, and the Mediterranean islands). Each of these zones represents a specific origin, culture, and history. The park also features 25 rides, which are perfect for thrill-seekers. There also shows and calmer rides; this is an ideal place for the whole family. You need around 3 hours to enjoy all the things that the park has to offer.
Contact Information:Partida del Moralet, s/n, 03502 Benidorm
Tel: +34 902 02 02 20
Mundomar is a marine animal park located next to the Aqualandia water park. It is located 14 minutes from Alfaz del Pi. From the highest viewing point in Mundomar, you can catch a view of Aqualandia.
The marine animal park features a wide range of animals like dolphins, sea lions, meerkats, and penguins, among other marine creatures. The park also features several land animals. Check online to see what the schedule for the animal shows is. It’s worth noting that Mundomar has seven dolphins, each of which has a name. Five of the dolphins are female, and two are male. In order to explore all that this marine animal park has to offer, count on spending a full day here.
Contact Information:C/ Sierra Helada, s/n, 03503 Benidorm
Tel: +34 965 86 91 01
Terra Natura is a zoological park made up of two theme parks and aqua parks located just about 12 minutes from Alfaz del Pi. It is one of the best parks to visit because the management allows visitors to come into contact with the animals. For safety reasons, the park has barriers between the animals and the people, but they are invisible to the human eye.
There are elephants, tigers, monkeys, lions, African buffalos, and rhinos but also crawling animals and birds, amongst others. Here you have the chance to see more than 1500 animals from about 200 species. The park is superbly designed with easy-to-follow pathways. If you are looking to experience all the park has to offer, then a day’s visit should be sufficient.
Contact Information:Partida Foia del Verdader, s/n, 03502 Benidorm
Tel: + 34 966 07 27 70
Located about 14 minutes from Alfaz del Pi, Aqualandia is one of the best-known waterparks in Benidorm, and even better; Mundomar, the marine animal park, is right next door.
What makes Aqualandia special is that the water in the park is sourced directly from the sea. The waterpark features water slides, swimming pools, river rapids, and sections for sunbathing. It opens at 10 in the morning and closes at 8 in the evening every day. This means that you can visit at any time during the day. A three-hour visit should be enough to enjoy all the thrills. Aqualandia is an ideal place for families.
Contact Information:Sierra Helada, s/n, 03503 Benidorm
Tel: +34 965 86 01 00
Les Fonts d’Algar, also known as the Algar waterfalls, is one of the most visited places. It is located about 22 minutes away from Alfaz del Pi. The area is landscaped with paths and water channels. The paths are definitely worth a walk; the surroundings are beautiful. You can swim in the pools at the bottom of the waterfalls. These pools have very clear water that flows in and out through the narrow channels that connect these pools.
A specific area is set aside for camping, picnics, and barbeque. However, you are not allowed to conduct such activities outside of the designated areas. Several restaurants line the road to the waterfalls; here you can grab a bite before or after your visit to the waterfalls.
Contact Information:Pda. Algar, s/n, 03510 Callosa d'en Sarrià
Tel: + 34 965 88 01 53
DinoPark Algar is an amusement park that is not only known for its cool Dino’s; it is also known for its educational elements. It is located in a beautiful environment near some of the most popular tourist resorts, just 28 minutes from Alfaz del Pi. The park features robotic models of life-sized dinosaurs that produce a wide range of sounds.
The amusement park also features a paleontological playground and a paddling pool for children. For a true immersive experience, visit the 3D cinema. The fun and educational elements make this the ideal location for a family trip. A 4-hour visit with your family should suffice to see most that DinoPark Algar has to offer.
Contact Information:Partida Segarra s/n, 03510 Callosa d'en Sarrià
Tel: +34 636 277 466
The unique element of these botanical gardens is the extensive collection of cacti that line the paths. There are more than 600 different species of cacti and succulent plants, all beautiful in their own way. The gardens also feature a gift shop selling a wide range of souvenirs.
Cactus de l’Algar is an excellent location to enjoy a calm afternoon walk through the carefully marked paths and enjoy a nice cup of coffee. This beautiful park is located about 28 minutes from Alfaz del Pi, situated right next to the DinoPark, and only a short drive from the Algar Waterfalls.
Contact Information:Partida Armaig, 1, 03510 Callosa d’En Sarrià, España
Tel: +34 965 881 095
The Guadalest valley is the best place for a day trip with friends and family. It is a simple 22-minute drive from Alfaz del Pi. After you park outside the town, you can explore Guadalest on foot. While you explore, you can enjoy the stunning views.
In Guadalest you can not only visit the medieval castle, you can also admire beautiful churches. There are several restaurants where you can grab a delicious bite. Guadalest is a place that is often recommended for yoga and meditation because of its calming environment. A two-hour trip would be enough to get an idea of this charming town, but you can spend a full day here if you would like.
Contact Information:Avda. de Alicante, s/n 03517 El Castell de Guadalest
Tel: +34 965 885 298
Alfaz del Pi, popularly known as L’Alfas del Pi, is a Valencian town located in the Alicante province of Spain. As per the 2011 census statistics, Alfaz del Pi has approximately 19,800 inhabitants from a wide array of backgrounds. This can truly be called a village of multinationals. The town is situated at the heart of Costa Blanca, near many lovely beaches, but Alfaz del Pi itself is not located directly on the beach front. As a matter of fact, the town was built inland, surrounded by beautiful rugged Spanish nature.
Yet, there are plenty of options if you are looking to spend a day on the beach! From Alfaz del Pi’s center it is a short drive to the town of Albir, which has a beautiful pebble beach. Both Calpe and Altea are beach towns that are also within driving distance from Alfaz del Pi and offer spectacular beaches and bays. And of course we cannot forget about bustling Benidorm and its lively beaches. Here we describe 5 of the most popular beaches near Alfaz del Pi and their distance from Alfaz del Pi.
Albir beach is located approximately 15.6km from Alfaz del Pi’s town center, about a 34-minute drive, depending on traffic. Technically, Albir and its beach are part of the municipality of Alfaz del Pi. However, Albir is generally regarded as a small village of its own.
Albir is a small sand and pebble beach, which according to many does not hurt your feet, but if you wish to stroll on the beach comfortably, you could bring water shoes. Albir Beach features a wide range of amenities, including toilets, footbaths, deck chairs for rental, and umbrellas. The cleanliness and quality of service offered around Albir beach have led it to receive the European Union's Blue Flag reward. If the water looks calm, you are probably fine to swim, but be sure to always follow the indications of the life guards for your safety.
The beach borders the Sierra Helada (a marine conservation area) to the south and Playa de Cap Blanch to the north. The beach is also skirted with a vibrant promenade, which allows you to walk from Albir Beach to Altea. Along this promenade, you will find a craft market, restaurants, and bars for your refreshment.
At just 5.2km from Alfaz del Pi, about an 8-minute drive, lies Altea, a popular destination with magical beaches. One of the most popular and most visited beaches in Altea is the pebble and sand beach, Playa la Roda. It is easy to reach by car, and there is parking at just a few metres from the beach.
Playa la Roda is located right next to the port, and it is rarely overcrowded. It features a beautiful palm-lined promenade with tapas bars, cozy cafes, and restaurants. There are nets on the beach for volleyball, and this is a great place to practice watersports such as kayaking, windsurfing and diving. Kids can happily play along the shoreline here. However, as far as swimming is concerned, this beach might not be suitable for everyone. The water gets quite deep quickly; it is recommended only for experienced swimmers.
If you are looking for more private beach experience, check out the fine gravel Bay of Mascarat, north of Altea; it has very clear water, does not get busy, and is excellent for swimming and snorkeling.
With a length of about 3km, Playa Poniente is the longest beach in Benidorm. It is located 12km from the town of Alfaz del Pi, a 14-minute drive by car, depending on traffic. Playa Poniente is also easy to reach by public transport. Although it is a vibrant and buzzing spot, Playa Poniente is generally considered to be more quiet than the popular Playa Levante.
Since this is a beach with fine sand, Playa Poniente is the perfect place for a long stroll along the shore. No need for water shoes, this beach is well suited for bare feet. Bordering on the beach is a new modern promenade that features a large number of clubs, shops, bars, and restaurants. Bistros, cafe, and ice cream parlours are also available for an amazing culinary experience.
The leisure facilities and services available on Playa Poniente include aquatic sports, recreational games, beach service for the handicapped, and a beach library. There are also parasols, sun loungers, floating platforms, litter bins, toilets, and first-aid stations available. The beach is often perfect for swimming, depending on the weather and the assessment of the swimming conditions by the lifeguards.
Playa Levante is the most popular beach in Benidorm, featuring some of the best services and facilities. Located 8.5 km from Alfaz del Pi, it is about a 16-minute drive by car, depending on traffic. Playa Levante has become the go-to beach due to its central location, great amenities and cheerful atmosphere. Also known as ‘Dawn Beach’, this is a great place to watch the sun rise.
Playa Levante beach extends along its incredibly beautiful promenade, consisting of countless restaurants, supermarkets, bars, cafes, and terraces. The beach has all forms of services, including public toilets, parking, bus stops, rental umbrellas, and rental hammocks. Children's games and wheelchair access are also available. The beach has a number of lifeguard stations, making it an ideal spot for swimming and other aquatic sports, such as paragliding and jet skiing.
The sandy beach can become extremely busy in the summer months of July and August. In fact, it can get so busy that it is hard to find a spot to lay down your towel. Notably, Levante beach is cleaned every night, both in high season and off-peak – it proudly maintains its beach very clean.
Calpe has a wide range of beaches, including the two major beaches; LaFossa and Bol. Playa LaFossa is the beach in Calpe that is most frequented. It is situated 20.2km from Alfaz del Pi, a 29-minute distance by car, depending on traffic. The beach is known for its scenic view, quality services, and high standard of amenities. There are free parking spaces not too far from the beach, and public transport services across the road.
This long sandy beach is surrounded by a promenade with bars, shops, and restaurants. You can also rent sunbeds with umbrellas and parasols. Calpe Beach has very pleasant swimming conditions, as it has clear, clean, and calm waters. Its clean waters and safety measures are the reason why the beach has previously received a Blue Flag awarded by the European Union.
LaFossa sits beneath the popular Rock of Ifach, providing a beautiful backdrop and spectacular view of the natural vegetation surrounding the beach. It is no wonder that this beach has become a famous subject of photographs. On the southern end of the beach you can walk up to Mirador de Punta Fossa, a spectacular viewpoint, ideal to watch the sun set.
Alfaz del Pi is a town in the province of Alicante, Spain. The Valencian town is situated at the foot of the Serra Gelada and in the comarca of Marina Baixa. It is a small town with about 20,000 inhabitants.
The town is known for its warm inhabitants, culture, and climate. It is a suitable location for tourists from all over the world. In addition to the sights this village has to offer, Alfaz del Pi is also known for its local markets. The markets in this village are open every week and you can find a variety of products here, ranging from food, clothing, belts, handbags and furniture, among other products. All kinds of people come together here; tourists from all over the world as well as locals. The result is a true cultural melting pot. Below we describe the weekly market and popular flea market in Alfaz del Pi;
This lively local market in Alfaz del Pi opens every Friday. This market with up to 190 different stalls is located along the main road that runs from Albir to Alfaz del Pi. A variety of products are sold in the market, including fresh foods such as locally grown fruits and vegetables. The produce available here is not only affordable, it is also deliciously fresh.
Don't hesitate to try the traditionally prepared Spanish meals and snacks made with locally sourced ingredients. After all, one of the best ways to explore the local culture is to taste it. The market also offers a variety of other products such as furniture, gadgets, toys, clothes (especially traditional Spanish cultural wear), handbags, belts, shoes, kitchen items, carpets and paintings made by the locals.
If you are coming from Benidorm, you can take the number 10 public bus to the market and get off at Calle Ferries. If you are coming from Altea or Albir, you can hop on the bus in Calle la Mae to get to the market.
This is a real Rastro, also known as a flea market located on a beautiful old fashioned Spanish Finca. The market is located at Avenida Corbonera 61, Alfaz de Pi. It opens every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. The market has around 45 different stalls, selling different types of products.
Rastro Don Quijote is known, among other things, for its cozy atmosphere; there is live music and a bar. Rastro Don Quijote also has a playground for children. So you can easily bring the kids or grandkids; they won't be bored here.
From dairy products to fruit, vegetables and clothing, there is not much that this market does not have to offer. Rastro Don Quijote has a selection of antique furniture that you won't find anywhere else. Prices of the products are negotiable.
This local market is easily accessible by car or taxi. By public transport, bus 10 will not take you beyond Alfaz del Pi, from there it is still a brisk walk on foot. But however you get there, Rastro Don Quijote is definitely worth a visit.
In the villages near Alfaz del Pi, several local markets take place every week. The markets in Alfaz del Pi that are described above, are a great opportunity for a nice day trip. These markets are the ideal setting to get a taste the Spanish culture and meet local people. And you never know, you might just run into something you will not want to leave without.
Curious souls will have a great time here; there is a lot to discover and a wide variety of products. These include toys, gadgets, clothing, food, fruit and second-hand and antique furniture, to name but a few.
The products sold at the markets cannot be compared to those found at the supermarket and other large stores. These markets sell merchandise that you are not likely to find anywhere else.