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Albir

Albir, Spain

Spain is one of the top holiday destinations for those looking for warm sun, blue sea and soft sand. Relaxing on sandy beaches under bright skies is one of the most enjoyable things to do during holidays to Costa Blanca. Lining the coast are numerous resorts that offer a range of facilities and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Experience a holiday in Albir on the Costa Blanca and you'll get to totally unwind in a laid-back resort town. You're also in a great position to take things up a notch with lively Benidorm just a short distance away.

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Blue Flag beach

You can't fully appreciate holidays to Albir, Spain, without visiting the town's beautiful main beach, Playa de Racó de l'Albir. It's mostly pebbly, but there are some areas of sand, too. It has been awarded Blue Flag status, which means that the beach is of high quality. The water is clear and clean, making it ideal for the whole family to enjoy a dip, and you can hire pedalos, kayaks, canoes and paddleboards if you want to experience the waves from a different perspective.

Soak up the relaxed, slow-paced atmosphere as you take a stroll along the promenade, lined with restaurants, bars and cafés. The views over the sea as the sun sets are particularly stunning; you can stop at one of the bars for a drink while experiencing the beautiful sights.

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Peace and quiet

What attracts many visitors to holidays in Albir, Costa Blanca, is its unassuming personality and leisurely pace. There's a good choice of restaurants in the town, should you want to indulge in a meal away from the beachfront. As well as those serving traditional Spanish cuisine, there are restaurants that cover international options, too. These include Indian, Argentinian and Caribbean, so there's something for everyone to enjoy.

There are several shops if you're in need of some retail therapy, but you'll need to head to a bigger town, such as Benidorm, if you want greater choice. If you visit Albir on a Sunday, you'll get to browse its thriving market. Here, you'll find stalls selling a variety of goods, such as vintage clothing, jewellery and trinkets. There's also plenty of fresh produce on offer, so why not pick up some Valencia oranges or try some local cheese? You could purchase some locally-made treats and pack a picnic to take with you while you explore the area.

Enjoy nature walks

Holidays to Albir aren't just about enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of the town – there's a wild side to explore, too. Sierra Helada Natural Park is around a 20-minute drive away from Albir, and offers more than 130 square kilometres of natural beauty to explore. There's a long coastline as well as cliffs with paths to enjoy a ramble along. With colourful wildlife and lush vegetation everywhere you go, this is an idyllic place where you can appreciate just how naturally stunning the area is.

At one of the highest points is a lighthouse, where you can take in unspoilt views across the bay and surrounding area. If you're visiting Albir during the heat of summer, the best times to go walking are early morning and late evening when temperatures are cooler.

The lights of Benidorm

There are lots of places to visit on holidays to Albir, Costa Blanca, with buzzing Benidorm just over 10 minutes away by car. This popular resort is known for its night scene as it's home to numerous clubs and bars, and it's the place to go if you want to party. Having said this, it's also great for families and anyone looking for a fun day out.

Some of the best beaches can be found in Benidorm, and there's one to suit all tastes, whether you like a lively place to lay down your towel, or a quieter spot to relax. There's also a surprising amount of history in Benidorm, too; the old town is full of impressive architecture.

A holiday to Albir is perfect for you if the idea of escaping to a sleepy Spanish resort sounds like a dream. There are lovely beaches to enjoy and a charming town where you can get a feel for the culture as you dine in its traditional restaurants. Lively Benidorm is just down the coast, which means you can explore further afield if you wish. Enjoy a holiday to Albir on the Costa Blanca to come home feeling fully relaxed and rejuvenated.