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About Albir (L’ Alfas del Pi)
Albir is the stylish modern seaside resort of L’ Alfas del Pi , nestling in the foothills of the Sierra Helada, with tree lined avenues, excellent hotels, world class international restaurants and fashionable seafront bars.
An international community and a friendly welcome
A very warm welcome awaits you in Albir, a truly international community that includes Spanish, Norwegian, British, Dutch, German and many other nationalities. Albir is the seaside resort of L’ Alfas del Pi, situated between Alicante and Valencia on the popular Costa Blanca, close to the bustling nightlife of Benidorm, but offering a more relaxing pace of life, surrounded by mountain ranges, orange groves and pine woodlands.
Protected by the Sierra Helada
The resort is surrounded by the Sierra Helada and Bernia mountains which provides a protected microclimate with 320 days of sunshine and pleasant all year around temperatures.
Albir is a modern purpose built seaside resort, quietly hidden from view from its’ busier neighbours Altea and Benidorm. There are wide, tree-lined avenues, low-rise buildings surrounded by gardens, and the main shopping centre is easily walkable from most of the town. Albir belongs to the municipality of L’ Alfas del Pi.”
“L’ Alfas del Pi gained independence from Polop in 1836 and adopted a pine tree as its town symbol in 1836 and adopted a pine tree as its town symbol”
Things you may not know about L’Alfas del Pi:
The Arabs occupied the area from 711-1258
In the 16th Century, it was called Alfaz del Polop (as it belonged to Polop)
Alfaz gained independence from Polop in 1836 and adopted a pine tree in the square as a symbol of its independence (see photo). Alfaz (or Alfas in Valenciana) means fertile land, Pi refers to the pine tree
Population of L’Alfas del Pi; 1836 -250, 1956 -900, present day -around 24,000
L’Alfas del Pi has one of Spain’s oldest trees, believed to be a karob tree around 850-950 years old.
The 17th Century system of water channels is still largely intact, some 345 years later
Albir was developed from 1995, using land mainly used for citrus production and now boasts a population of around 10,000
L’Alfas del Pi has the highest proportion of Norwegian speakers of any settlement anywhere in the world outside Norway.