A maritime park
El Albir in Spanish, is a region of the municipality of Alicante Alfaz del Pi located on the coast near Benidorm. However, this city is much quieter than Benidorm and, like the previous one, has good hotel facilities ranging from high-end hotels to mid-range hotels, boarding houses and apartments, ideal for families wanting a sunny beach holiday. .
The main claim of El Albir is its beach. The beach of Albir is a safe and relaxed beach. His good conditions allowed him to revalidate each year the blue flag observed on its shores. Of course, it is not a sandy beach, but pebbles with small friendly rocks that do not hinder the soles of the feet, being sometimes more comfortable than the sand that is stuck in the most unsuspected sites. From the towel, you will also have a beautiful panoramic view of the Alicante coast and in the distance you will see the Peñón de Ifach, located in the city of Calpe, where you can make a comfortable excursion.
This municipality is located in Serra Gelada, a mountain that separates the Bay of Benidorm from the Bay of Altea. It is a maritime-land park that can be visited to discover its singularities. Several itineraries are available, designed for all levels of hikers. Of course, the higher the level, the more impressive the landscape. The easiest way is the Faro de l’Albir, a simple path that allows you to see the bay of Altea, the Peñón de Ifach and the very nature of Serra Gelada. Once at the top, you will discover the lighthouse built in 1863 and that operated until the 60s of the last century. Today is an exhibition space on the park and the particularities of this coast of the province of Alicante. He also speaks of the occupation of lighthouse keeper, pirates and sailors, soldiers and peasants. Equally interesting and worthy of a visit is the open-air museum of Villa Romana de l’Albir, located next to the beach. There are Roman baths discovered that were discovered in 1979. The space has been musealized and offers reconstructions of the spa area, educational explanations and much more.