Dive into Paradise: Exploring the Algar Waterfalls near Benidorm

Nestled amidst the lush greenery of the Alicante Mountains, just a stone's throw from the bustling Benidorm lies a hidden gem - the Algar Waterfalls. This cascading oasis, known as Les Fonts de l'Algar, offers a refreshing escape from the city's beaches and vibrant nightlife. Get ready to cool off under crystal-clear waterfalls, swim in turquoise pools, and capture stunning natural beauty with your camera.

Picture by Indigo Wolfsbane

A Waterfall Wonderland:

The Algar Waterfalls are a series of cascading waterfalls and natural pools spread across two main sections: Algar Superior and Algar Inferior. Each section boasts a unique charm:

Algar Superior: Hike through the verdant canyon, following wooden walkways alongside cascading waterfalls and turquoise pools. Dip your toes in the cool waters, relax on sun-drenched rocks, or even take a refreshing dip under the waterfalls.

Algar Inferior: This section offers a more rustic feel, with natural pools nestled amongst towering trees and lush vegetation. Find your perfect spot to relax, swim, or simply soak up the serenity of the surroundings.

Getting There:

Reaching the Algar Waterfalls is easy and convenient, with several options:

Car: Take the AP-7 motorway towards Alicante, then exit 63 towards Callosa d'en Sarrià. Follow signs for "Fuentes del Algar." Parking is available near the entrance.

Bus: Take the ALSA bus line from Benidorm bus station to Callosa d'en Sarrià. From there, taxis are available to reach the waterfalls (approximately 5-minute drive).

Organized Tours: Several tour operators in Benidorm offer guided tours to the Algar Waterfalls. This option often includes transportation and sometimes even entrance fees.

Planning Your Visit:

Opening hours: The Algar Waterfalls are open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM during winter and 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM during summer.

Entrance fees: As of February 2024, the entrance fee is €8 for adults and €4 for children aged 4 to 12 years old. Children under 4 enter for free.

Facilities: There are restrooms, changing rooms, and a small shop selling drinks and snacks available at the entrance. However, it's recommended to bring your own food and water, especially during peak season.

What to bring: Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on uneven terrain. Don't forget sunscreen, a swimsuit, a towel, and a picnic basket if you plan to stay for a while.


* Visit early in the morning or late afternoon to avoid crowds, especially during the summer months.

* Pack water shoes for navigating the slippery rocks and pools.

* Respect the natural environment and dispose of any trash responsibly.

* Be mindful of other visitors and avoid loud noise, especially near the waterfalls.

With its breathtaking scenery, refreshing waters, and peaceful atmosphere, the Algar Waterfalls offer a unique and unforgettable experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. So, pack your swimsuit, grab your camera, and get ready to discover this hidden gem near Benidorm!