The neighbouring town to Altea, Albir is the place to live or visit for quieter days on the beach and a broad selection of international restaurants and bars.
The first thing you will notice about Albir is no high-rise buildings or hotel blocks. Albir has grown from a small community in the last few years into a great place to holiday and live. The beach is a pebble beach with clear blue waters and has been awarded the blue flag of the European Community for the quality of its water. The main promenade is called, "Paseo de las Estrellas" (Stars Promenade). The town hosts every July a national film festival and the town decided to copy the Hollywood idea of laying paving stones along the promenade and dedicating them to well known Spanish film stars. A large projector screen is put out to see and you can then watch films in many languages from the beach. During the summer months, you will find a small market of local art and craft stalls, where you can purchase original jewelry, leather goods and souvenirs. There is a weekly market on Sundays. The promenade attracts many people from those taking an evening walk to children skating or playing on the beach front play grounds.
If you enjoy walking, why not take the winding path up to the Albir Lighthouse approx 3km from the beach, you will have fantastic views of the beach and coastline to Altea and even further to Calpe.
Regular buses from Albir join the towns of Benidorm, Alfaz del Pi and Altea in a circular route so getting about is really easy, just hop on the number 10 bus.