Alfaz del Pi in Spain. Alfaz del Pi on Spain’s Costa Blanca, in the province of Alicante, is one of Costa Blanca’s most popular resorts, and offers great beaches, fine restaurants, and many cultural attractions. The city hosts the international film festival in July, a Jazz Festival in October and has many art arenas and museums.
In Alfaz del Pi you get the best of both worlds – the natural and the cultural. The beach is fantastic and there are plenty of beach-based activities for all ages, and the city is full of attractions. In addition to the city’s big annual festivals, classical concerts are also organized that make Alfaz del Pi the number one cultural city in the area.
The town dates back to the Moorish occupation. The name ‘Alfaz’ derives from the Arabic word for ‘sown land’, as the region was used to grow fruits and almonds. Later on the town became a fortified settlement, which protected the local coastline against the Barbary pirates.
Alfaz del Pi has an area of 19.3 km² and, according to the 2018 census, a total population of 20,053 inhabitants. The town has the second largest concentration of Norwegian residents abroad, along with sizable Dutch and English communities. The economy of L’Alfàs del Pi is mainly based on tourism. The most important monument in the city is the Catholic church of Crist del Bon Encert, built in 1784. The town’s symbol is a pine tree, which can be found in the church square.
Alfaz del Pi is known in the province of Alicante for having more foreign residents than Spanish residents. There is a great mix of over 90 different nationalities living in Alfaz and this makes it a great tourist destination because of its variety. Of course the climate in Alfaz del Pi is like on the rest of the Costa Blanca with delicious hot summers, but also the winters are mild.
Where is Alfaz del Pi?
Alfaz del Pi is also known as L’Alfas del Pi and is located just north of Benidorm with its many tourist attractions. On the north side of Alfaz you will find the art city of Altea, one of the most beautiful cities on the Costa Blanca. The very center of Alfaz del Pi is 2 km inland, while Alfaz extends to the coast where you can find the beach of Albir and the promenade is known as Paseo de las Estrellas which translates to English as the promenade of the stars.
Of course the weather in Alfaz del Pi like the rest of the Costa Blanca is superb with hot summers attracting the tourists but also the winters are mild making it an ideal location in which to retire to.
Airports near to Alfaz del Pi
Alicante is the best-placed airport for travel abroad, and like any major city, offers a variety of destinations and price points for the budget conscious. The working day is often seasonal, with later opening hours over the summer months, and many businesses still close during traditional siesta hours.
Alicante Airport (IATA: ALC, ICAO: LEAL), also known as Alicante-Elche Airport, is currently the fifth largest airport in Spain and is the gateway to the Costa Blanca resort region, serving both the Valencia Community and the Region of Murcia. It is located 9 kilometres southwest of Alicante city. Growing in size continuously over the past years, in March 2011 the airport got a brand new terminal building, replacing the old two terminals.
Corvera Murcia Airport is a new Airport in Murcia. Several airlines are flying in and out of Corvera Murcia Airport, covering an increasing number of flight routes. Corvera replaces Murcia San Javier Airport (for civilian flights) and is also run by AENA (the official airport authority). It has significant scope to handle many more additional routes.
Valencia Airport ( VLC ) also known as Manises Airport, is the tenth-busiest Spanish airport in terms of passengers and second in the region after Alicante. It is situated 8 km (5.0 mi) west of the city of Valencia, in Manises. The airport has flight connections to about 20 European countries and 5.79 million passengers passed through the airport in 2016.
A new regional terminal, expanded car parking facilities and apron area have been recently constructed in time for the 2007 America’s Cup. The runway has been also lengthened by 50 m (160 ft). The airport has one terminal and one runway. The former runway 04/22 is not in use and has no ILS but has a helipad at the southwestern end.
It is the main base of Iberia’s regional carrier Air Nostrum. Irish low-cost airline Ryanair used the airport as a hub since 2007 but decided to close it in November 2008 following a dispute over subsidies by the airport authorities. Since then the airline has continued to operate out of Valencia but as a relatively large destination airport, and not a base.
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The Costa Blanca is one of the favourite destinations for both Spaniards and Europeans to buy a 2nd home. One of the main reasons for this great influx of visitors is (besides the unrivalled climate Costa Blanca offers) the immaculate beaches stretching along the Alicante coastline. But the Costa Blanca has much more to offer in all aspects. From its mouth-watering culinary delights to the wide range of inland activities to be practised locally. The Costa Blanca is a place to be enjoyed at any time of the year. Read more about buying a property in Alfaz del Pi.
Destinations on Costa Blanca North
Costa Blanca – Costa Blanca North – Alicante – Valencia – Albir – Alcalali – Alfaz del Pi – Altea – Benidoleig – Benidorm – Benilloba – Benissa – Benitachell – Calpe – Denia – El Vergel – Finestrat – Gata de Gorgos – Jalon – Javea – La Nucia – Lliber – Moraira – Orba – Parcent – Polop – Pedreguer – Teulada – Torrellano – Villajoyosa