Welcome to the 7th AA 2019 International Albir Convention!  A joint effort between the Spanish AA in Area 21 Alicante and an enthusiastic team of over a dozen English speaking AA members mainly living on the Costa Blanca.

Here you will find all the information related to the English-speaking meetings and activities during the weekend, and we hope you really enjoy your time at the beautiful beachfront 4-star Kaktus Albir Hotel on Spain’s stunning Costa Blanca with average April daytime temperatures in the 20’s!

And 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.


FRIDAY 26th April

4pm  English-speaking registration opens (in AA meeting area downstairs)

6pm-7pm  Informal get together at AA meeting area

7pm-7.30pm  bilingual Welcome Event with Spanish hosts

8.30pm-9.30pm  Closed Meeting

SATURDAY 27th April

11am-12pm  Rooftop Meeting (subject to weather – otherwise indoors)

2pm-3pm  Closed Meeting

3.30pm-4.30pm  Al-Anon Meeting (Open Meeting and AA’s most welcome!)

5pm-6.30pm   Women’s Gathering

8.30pm-9.30pm  Open Meeting

9pm-11pm  “After Show Get Together” musical singalong!

SUNDAY 28th April

11am-12pm  Closed Meeting

12pm-1pm  bilingual Farewell Meeting with Spanish hosts + Countdown

2pm MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR! (may incur small extra charge)

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!


In-between the main meetings we will be running a program of hourly meetings in a secondary meeting room which will include Share meetings, a Women’s meeting, and an LGBT meeting.  And if anyone is interested in chairing (and helping promote) any other type of meetings please get in touch.


For anyone arriving before Friday or staying after Sunday there will be an informal share meeting in the hotel each day (subject to demand).  We will also be organising trips to local AA meetings and helping you to enjoy the area.


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.


To become a “Friend of the Albir Convention”  and to receive email updates please take a moment to enter your details below.  Thank you!

  • 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:

+44 (0)7789 901532