Welcome to the 8th AA International Albir Convention…now a 4-day event over the May Day weekend in 2020!

A joint effort between the Spanish AA in Area 21 Alicante and a team of over a dozen English speaking AA members living on or regularly visiting the Costa Blanca, this Convention attracts members of Fellowship from all over the world: truly living up to its tag as ‘International’!

We hope you really enjoy your time at the beautiful beachfront 4-star Kaktus Albir Hotel on Spain’s stunning Costa Blanca with average daytime temperatures in the mid 20’s!  They have again given us an excellent Full Board rate (which must be booked directly with the hotel).

And also, please do become a ‘Friend of the Convention’ by scrolling down to the form below and entering a few details (or go to the ‘Friends’ page) so we can email you updates as we continually add to the program.




Tuesday 28th + Wednesday 29th April
** Early Bird meetings @ 8.30pm each night

Thursday 30th April
4.30pm-7pm  Registration
6pm-7pm  Informal get together
7pm-7.30pm  Joint Bilingual Welcome Event with Spanish hosts
8.30pm-10pm  CLOSED MEETING

Friday 1st May
9.30am-11am  Registration
2pm-3.30pm  OPEN MEETING
** 4pm  Lighthouse Walk or Petanque Competition
7pm-8.30pm  Registration
8.30pm-10pm  CLOSED MEETING

9.30am-11am  Registration
** 9.30am-10.30am  Q&A Session
** 11am-12pm   ROOFTOP OPEN MEETING 
** 12.30pm-1.30pm  Open LBGT Meeting
2pm-3.30pm  CLOSED MEETING
3.30pm-4.30pm  Open Al-Anon Meeting
** 5pm-6.30pm   Open Women’s Gathering
8.30pm-10pm  OPEN MEETING

SUNDAY 3rd May
11am-12.00pm  CLOSED MEETING
** 12pm-12.45pm  Bilingual Farewell Meeting with Spanish hosts including the countdown from around 12.30pm

MONDAY 4th May
** 10.30am   MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR! (€5 p.p. donation to driver please!)

This is when we AA’s who live or stay on the Costa Blanca offer to entertain our visiting AA friends and to show you some of the beautiful local attractions and sample some local food specialities on the way!

Costa Blanca

Welcome to the beautiful Costa Blanca!

There could hardly be a more attractive spot to have an AA Convention!  Based in the delightful small town of Albir in one of the most popular 4-star hotels on the Costa Blanca, the beach is just a few steps away from the hotel  and there are numerous high quality restaurants and cafes within yards.

While you are here we hope you take the time to visit some of the local attractions including the “Artist’s Paradise” town of Altea which is just a short bus or taxi ride away, and also a pleasant beachfront walk if you have a bit more time.

Benidorm is less than 5 miles away, and despite a reputation for a somewhat, ahem, lively clientele in its new town, Benidorm Old Town with its narrow streets and numerous tapas restaurants is well worth the experience..

Slightly further afield but not too far, Les Fonts de l’Algar and the unique Guadalest are popular destinations for anyone spending time in this stunningly beautiful part of Spain.


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  • If for any reason you do not receive an email confirmation or you receive an error message after clicking ‘Submit’ please send an email to info@albirconvention.org to let us know!

And for any further questions please contact Ean J:

+44 (0)7789 901532