Spain Guide

Alfas Del Pi Tourist Attractions Things to Do

Most holiday accommodation in Alfas is centred around the beachfront at Albir and you won't need to stray further if you just want beach, sun, bars and restaurants all in great measure! But if you get the chance to venture further afield, there's plenty to see and do in and around Alfas. There are sites of historic interest here, great family days out within easy reach of the resort, excellent shopping centres for day excursions and beautiful journeys into the mountainous hinterland.

Take time to visit the original Alfas the town centre is two kilometres inland from the beach and has a distinctly more Spanish feel to it than Albir, with its strong foreign influence. Visit the Church of San Jose in the town centre and taste some of the delicious local dishes in the town's tapas bars. Try the "pelotas de dacsa" (maize flour balls), "coca a la calda" (similar to pasties), "coca farcida" (like a pizza), "pebrere ofega" (stuffed peppers) or the local rish dishes including paella and "arroz al horno" (oven baked rice).

Alfas boasts about 16 restaurants as well as numerous bars and street cafes (and the inevitable McDonalds!)

For those interested in the area's history, there's the Roman bridge across the river and Roman remains near the Albir beach.

Visit the Casa de Cultura to see what local exhibitions, concerts and activities are taking place during your visit. If you're visiting during the first week of July you'll be able to enjoy the major international film festival which takes place at the Casa de Cultura.

For the more athletic types, the sports centre offers excellent facilities including a 400 metre athletics track, an area for discus throwing, a gymnasium and a 25 metre swimming pool. Alfas also has its own golf course.

There are some first class family attractions on your door step including Spain's biggest theme park, Terra Mitica, on the outskirts of Benidorm just 10 minutes down the road. The fun filled Aqualandia water park and Mundomar, an exotic bird and marine life centre, are also on the Alfas side of Benidorm.

Take the Lemon Express, a charming old style train, from Benidorm through the orange and lemon groves for a champagne reception at the artisans' centre of Gata de Gorgos.

Visit the beautiful Moorish mountain fortress at Guadalest local travel agents will arrange a day's excursion by coach if you don't have a car.

For a day's shopping, visit the La Marina shopping mall outside Benidorm or go further afield to the excellent shopping centres of Valencia and Alicante.