Algar Waterfalls in the Province of Alicante have become an important tourism resource on the Costa Blanca. This natural setting boasts a high degree of ecological conservation. Algar Waterfalls are comprised of stunning interconnected cascades. They are located in Callosa d’Ensarrià, just a few minutes away from Benidorm. This environmental space was declared a Protected Wetland by agreement of the Valencian Government on 10 September 2002. They pertain to the Algar River, which starts near Callosa and reaches the sea at Altea, covering 12 kilometres along the way.
A visit here involves a walk of 1.5 kilometres alongside the Algar River to observe the natural landscape resulting from karst modelling of the limestone rock: the spectacular waterfalls; the numerous springs that blossom from the rock; the backwaters where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in pure, crystal-clear water, previously considered a “health source”; the old dam; the impressive canal and the long-standing irrigation canals that are still used today. Explore all of these wonderful sights!
Algar Waterfalls in Alicante: 5 reasons to visit
Algar Waterfalls are a natural paradise hidden on the Costa Blanca, which is sufficient reason to visit them. However, there are other interesting aspects you can discover along the way. You can also try exciting activities during your visit to Algar Waterfalls. This post outlines the main aspects that define this wonderful place. Keep reading to find out more!
1. Hiking route: you’ll be amazed by how well it’s been maintained!
We recommend you enjoy a relaxed walk by Algar Waterfalls, enjoying the marvellous views and stopping when you feel like a swim in its different natural pools. If you don’t fancy a dip, you can relax listening to the sound of the waterfalls in the background.
The trail by Algar Waterfalls starts at the Font del Moro. Then you will access the Toll de la Caldera, which is the main waterfall. Once you leave it behind, you will pass by the waterfalls Toll Blau and Toll del Baladre. Between Toll del Baladre and Tribu Beach you will come across other waterfalls, such as Toll de la Presa and Toll de la Figuera, where you can stop for a rest and enjoy the area’s largest pool.
2. Environmental education: the perfect place for kids!
If there is one thing that defines Algar Waterfalls it is its clear, clean water. Environmental education is increasingly important in order to keep our natural spaces in perfect condition, and here in particular this involves educating young children who visit this complex with their family. At Algar Waterfalls, you can observe different information panels that promote environmental education along the route, allowing the public to be active participants.
3. Tourist services: everything you need!
The complex you will find at Algar Waterfalls is suitably prepared to satisfy any need that may arise. The Algar Waterfalls complex has several parking areas (both free and paid), bathrooms, first aid services and a picnic zone. Furthermore, in the vicinity there are five restaurants where you can enjoy a meal if you will be spending the day at Algar Waterfalls, meaning you won’t have to head into town. Therefore, you’ll have everything close at hand that you will need to enjoy a wonderful day out as a family.
4. Restaurants: try the local cuisine!
The restaurants nearby are family-owned established serving Mediterranean cuisine typical of the region. Specialities include Mediterranean salads and rice dishes that are symbolic of the Province of Alicante. We should also mention Callosa’s most traditional dishes, such as ‘olleta callosina’ (a stew) and different foods prepared using the loquat, which is a prevalent fruit in this region.
Alternatively, around Algar Waterfalls you will find viewpoints and picnic areas where you can eat your lunch you prepared at home, if you prefer. This is an excellent option as there are many tables available as well as shady areas, bathrooms and vending machines selling water, soft drinks and snacks.
5. Prices and times: cheap and flexible!
If you want to visit Algar Waterfalls you must pay an admission fee first. However, prices are generally quite cheap. Ticket prices vary according to season and are usually between €2 and €5. During the hotter months of the year, which is high season, they are usually a little more expensive, but you will be able to enjoy a very special swim in its springs and pools. Furthermore, there are discounts available for children and pensioners. What are you waiting for?
With regard to opening times, Algar Waterfalls are usually open from 9am all year to 8pm at the latest during July and August.
What part of Algar Waterfalls did you enjoy the most? That’s all you need to worry about!
Here at Villasol Campsite, we would be delighted to help you with any questions you may have about Algar Waterfalls. We want to ensure you enjoy this natural wonder during your stay. Cool off in the best way possible!