Algar Waterfalls is also known as Les Fonts de l’Algar. Located only 15 km from the busy city of Benidorm, this is a must visit attraction. A picturesque paradise and one of the most beautiful natural waterfalls in Spain.
Algar Waterfalls, Benidorm
The Valencian government has declared the waterfalls and surrounding area a Protected Wetland. The Algar Falls offer a great combination of exercise and sightseeing. For those looking to escape the busier attractions of Benidorm, a visit to Algar Waterfalls is a must.
Some visitors choose to bring along a picnic or packed lunch to enjoy in one of the scenic resting spots. Many choose to spend the night in this beautiful setting. The Algar Falls also offer excellent camping facilities.
The hills and walkways around the river can be quite steep. A sturdy pair of hiking boots or trainers is advisable. Remember to bring along a towel for drying off after a cooling swim in one of the many rock pools.
Restaurant & Facilities
There are several restaurants near the waterfalls but also one on site. The fantastic Restaurante Les Fonts (picture above). This restaurant offers al-fresco dining with stunning views of the falls and valleys.
Algar Waterfalls is an important conservation area. They offer environmental education through its tourist office. Here there is also an environmental museum and botanical/cactus garden. The cactus garden has a vast array of different cacti species. Algar Waterfalls has a souvenir shop, first aid facilities, toilets and a parking area for those wishing to drive.
Combine Algar Falls with Guadalest Valley
Some visitors choose to spend the entire day wandering around the Algar waterfalls. An alternative idea is to split your day with a visit to the breathtaking Guadalest valley.
Guadalest valley lies only a short drive from Algar waterfalls. The small village of Guadalest boasts a spectacular fortress built into the mountainside. The beautiful views down the valley to the Bay of Altea are among the most photographed in this part of Spain.