L'Alfás del Pi
Historically known for its cultivation of almonds and fruit, L'Alfás del Pi takes its name from the Arabic word for sown land (Alfaz) and is a peaceful town situated slightly north of Benidorm on Spain's Costa Blanca. The town actually lies a short distance inland but due to its popularity as a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of Benidorm, a purposely planned seaside community known as L'Albir was built to receive the increasing amount of visitors and is now what most people think of as L'Alfás del Pi.
Another interesting fact about this little town is that it has the largest concentration of Norwegian residents and speakers of any settlement in the world outside of Norway. Situated in the foothills of the Sierra Helada, Nordic walking along the hiking trails of this picturesque area is a popular pastime with the locals when not sunning themselves on the beach.
Beaches & Attractions
Less than 7 kilometres from Benidorm, L'Alfás del Pi provides the perfect setting for the more discerning traveller looking for a peaceful holiday with tranquil beaches, yet just a short drive or bike ride from the bright lights of the city to enjoy lively nights out and great daytime activities. The town's main beach of golden sand boasts lovely views of nearby Calpe's famous Rock of Ifach and its calm waters, sheltered by the Sierra Helada are ideal for small children.
Around town visitors will find a good selection of services, shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants, and being a seaside resort, locally caught fish and seafood feature highly on many menus. Within a short drive are some of the Costa Blanca's most popular attractions such as a number of theme parks in Benidorm, the cascading waters and natural rock pools of Algar Waterfalls and Spain's most visited mountain village, beautiful Guadalest.