Albir is sandwiched a few kilometres away between Altea and Benidorm. It is a lovely seaside resort where many expats have decided to live and it is where we decided to spend Christmas and New Year.
It is in a great location as the number 10 bus, which takes you to Altea or Benidorm runs right through the centre of the town. Although it is a fairly easy stroll along the promenade to get into Altea too.
The beach is a shingle beach so not as impressive as the beaches around the corner of the bay in Benidorm but there is a really nice atmosphere.
We wanted to see the Three Kings Parade in Benidorm and were lucky to get onto Camping Almafra. http://www.campingalmafra.com/ We booked via the camping and caravan club and onto the winter rally that is there so it cost us £17.75 per night and also included 5.5 kw of electrics. We managed to get a plot next to our friends Chris and Bev.
On the evening of the 5th January, we went into Benidorm to watch the colourful parade of the Dia de los Reyes, or otherwise known as the Three Kings Parade. This is a celebration of the arrival of the three wise men in Bethlehem after Jesus’ birth. Floats with the three wise men – Melchior (Arabia), Caspar (the Orient) and Balthazar (Africa) and various other brightly-costumed participants trundle down major streets; as they pass, they throw out handfuls of sweets for the children.
After the parade there was a fabulous firework display.