Guadalest and the Algar waterfalls

Guadalest and Algar waterfalls are a worth when you are in Benidorm.
In contrast of a day at the beach it is a day at a very quiet different Spain.

During  the summer season all the water parks and the attraction are open! Specifically, in Benidorm you find  Aqualandia  and Terra Mitica. Close to Aqualandia is Mundo Mar. Also a popular theme park.

But if you want a more relax environment, then the Algar waterfalls are a superb attraction. Both, Guadalest and Algar waterfalls are  about  15 kilometers inland drive from Benidorm. The roads are narrow and windy. So,  it take you a 30 minutes drive.
The best, the waterfalls are  a natural aquatic attraction. In fact, the waterfalls are 30 meters tall. In particular, they create a series of natural pools. So,  you can use them even as natural Jacuzzi’s. In fact, there is also a pool for a ” brave” a jump into the cold water. The water is very refreshing and stays around 18°C all year.

Guadalest and Algar waterfalls
Guadalest and Algar waterfalls

How to get from Benidorm to Guadalest and Algar waterfalls by Bus?

When you are staying in Benidorm, we got you another fantastic  day trip.
“Guadalest and the Algar waterfalls”.
The Algar waterfalls  are a real natural beauty spot.  Over the four summer months,  it attract thousands of tourist and locals.

From Benidorm, there is the Lorrente bus nr 18 . The bus start at the Benidorm station and goes to the Waterfalls
So if you don not have hired a car , the bus is a good solution.

Instead, different coach company also offer a trip to the Guadalest and Algar waterfalls.

Guadalest Algar waterfalls
Guadalest and Algar waterfalls

The Waterfalls are located in the inland and it takes the bus around one hour and a half  trip to the countryside.

So this one hour and a half you can really enjoy the breathtaking views.
This trip is , even when you do not swim in the waterfalls, worth done.

The trip

The bus passes through different little villages , we call it the “real Spain”.
The road goes through orange and lemon groves. But also” nispero” groves, typical for the region.
You will be  amazed how the bus drives manage  the narrow streets of the villages and the tight bend of the countryside.
The bus stops at the waterfalls  and collect you again at the same spot.
Check the time on the time-table but also with the driver.
When we went there was only one bus back at 5.00 pm. So, you gave the all day to enjoy .
Before entering the “Algar waterfalls” you get the ticket  and the “obligatory” photo shoot.
On your way back in the afternoon, it is ready in a frame. It up to you, if you want to buy it.

Once after the entrance you have the climb up  to the waterfalls. It is really worth the effort.

In the center, you find a restaurant , where you can eat the “Menu del Dia” or little snacks. They serve also drinks and of course ice creams.
Most Spanish people take their picnic box. Because there are plenty areas to picnic and relax.

But we did not come to relax , but to jump in the cold running water!
At the Algar waterfalls  you can jump of a ply 10 meters into the river, an experience of our parents childhood .

The water in the falls have even in the summer season a temperature about 18 degrees. The water comes from the cold river.

Why we love it ?

We love the Algar waterfalls because  it is not commercialized  and relax. The waterfalls are full of people of all nationalities but most of all Spanish people.
But , do not be afraid. They have  watchers / guards and first aids patrolling to make everything is sure.
It is great, to watch that everyone have just so great fun. And is really exciting to jump into the river . It is breathtaking ! Or have water massage under the waterfalls.

We went back to the coast tired of this beautiful day trip.
We want to back as soon as possible!

The way back with the bus takes one hour, it downhill.

What to bring to the Guadalest and Algar waterfalls

  • Flat shoes or rubber soled swimming shoes (easy to buy in Benidorm)
  • Picnic box
  • Sunscreen
  • Reserve clothing
  • Swimwear
  • Towels
  • Your camera. You can take some Instagram worthy pictures here!

How to get there?

By bus.
Or by coach trip.
Also by car from Benidorm following the CV 70. Breathtaking !

Price .

Bus :   3.75 € per person, same price for adult and children.

Entrance of the waterfalls.
The entrance of the waterfalls is 5€ for an adult and 2 € for a child.

The price for adults drops to 4€ in low season (October to June)

Opening hours.
Open the all year round.
The opening hours depends on the months.
For example : Juni and September  from 9.30  till 19:00 . Then in July and August from 8.30 until 20.00.


Guadalest is a little further away from the waterfalls. Many coach trips  take the small village and the waterfalls as one trip.
Guadalest has become a very well-known and visited tourist destination for a day trip.
Of course is only a drive away from Benidorm and the coast. And it is a beautiful day off in the countryside.
We love Guadalest because is a small town on a top of a mountain. It is also very pretty. And from the top of this historic small town you can see spectacular views of the valley and the other mountains around.
One clear days you can see the sea.

Guadalest dam
Guadalest dam

Most of all Guadalest is famous for his castle. The Castell de Guadalest can be entered by taking a long tunnel carved out of the rock. That is also the security gate of the castle.
Once you walk out of the tunnel, you can explore the old village. Like time has stopped in the narrow streets . And wander around to see the old jailhouse ,  the restored houses and the  school.

Take your time and look the beautiful views of the mountains, the valley with in spring with almonds flowers. Also have a look at the and reservoir below with the blue azul colored water in it. The reservoir of water is called the  Embalse de Guadalest. On it is the water reservoir for the valley in dry summers.

One other  interesting building is the white bell tower perched on the mountainside .

Guadalest Castle
Guadalest Castle

On many of the Costa Blanca postcards , you see the image of Guadalest.

Worth a visit is also “Motorcycle museum Guadalest”
Intrested  ? read more about it on our page : the Motorcycle museum Guadalest .

Museo de Vehículos Históricos de Guadalest
Museo de Vehículos Históricos de Guadalest

How to get there?

First, by bus.
Or also by coach trip.
Then by car from Benidorm following the CV 70. And as we said : breathtaking!
Or for the sporty daredevils : by bike.

Price of the bus.
3.75 € per person, same price for adult and children.

Price of the coach.
30 € per person and 15 € for children

To end

Guadalest and the Algar waterfalls are sure wort a day trip.
It is a day  away from the hot beach into the “cold” water of the falls and a romantic walk into Guadalest town.