The Algar Waterfalls Near Benidorm

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

Algar Waterfalls In 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 noise 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. Man 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.

Algar Waterfalls Restaurant & Facilities

algar waterfalls restaurant

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 souvenir shop, first aid facilities, toilets and a parking area. for those wishing to drive.

Combine Algar Falls with Guadalest Valley

Algar falls

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 town 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.

Algar Falls Opening Times & Ticket Prices 2017

Algar Waterfalls has different opening times depending on the time of year you plan to visit, below is the opening and closing times for 2017.

Ticket prices vary between 1,50 – 5 € depending on the time of year and age. This type of tourist attraction often changes their timetable and prices. It’s always advisable to check the opening times and prices on the official website

January – Open from 9am – 15:30pm
The exceptions are 1st and 6th of January when the closing time is 17:30pm.
February – Open from 9am – 15:30pm
March – Open from 9:30am – 17:30pm
Open an extra 30 minutes until 18:00pm from 19th -28th March.
April, May and June – Open from 9:30am – 17:30pm

July 1st – September 11th
Open from 8:30am – 20:00pm

12th – 30th September
Open from 8:30am – 18:30pm
October and November
Open 9:30am – 17:30pm
December Open 9:30am – 15:30pm
Exceptions are 24-26th and the 31st of December when Algar Waterfalls is open until 17:30pm

Algar Waterfalls Map

Algar Waterfalls Map
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Bus From Benidorm to Algar Waterfalls

If you are looking to take the bus from Benidorm to Algar Waterfalls then it’s straight forward. The Llorente number 18 bus leaves from La Cala at 9:55am and collects you at 17:10pm.

The journey takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes due to the route it takes. The journey takes you through some beautiful Spanish villages. These inludes Polop and Callosa that offer more picturesque scenery to enjoy. Tickets are 3.75 € each way which is very reasonable.

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