Alinyà is situated in the confluence of the Vall-llonga and Alzina streams, which merge and form River Perles.

The village, which is very traditional, preserves its houses well restored and is divided into three small villages: Alinyà, Les Sorts and Llobera.

Together with Fígols, Canelles, Perles, Alzina d’Alinyà and Voloriu, it forms the Fígols i Alinyà municipality.