The Incredible Algar Waterfalls: Everything You Need to Know

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Also known as “Les Fonts de l’Algar,” the Algar Waterfalls are incredibly popular with both eager holidaymakers and locals alike. Fuentes del Algar is a gorgeous natural site of rivers, pools and waterfalls for visitors to bathe, swim and laze around throughout the day.

There are areas for the tourists to swim and experience the sheer power of the waterfalls in the incredibly refreshing and crystal clear waters. There are also dedicated areas set up for visitors to safely jump into the waters below.

Facilities:

  • Toilets
  • Restaurants
  • Lockers for rent
  • Parking
  • Swimming areas
  • Picnic areas
  • Viewpoints
  • On-site first aid
  • Lifeguards

How much are the Algar Waterfalls?

Entrance tickets range from EUR 2-5, with tickets veering towards the higher range in the summer peak months. There are also special discounted rates for children, over 65s and groups of more than 20 available.

Can you swim at the Algar Waterfalls?

Yes, absolutely! The tourist hotspot is designed for visitors to enjoy the fresh waters up the hillside. There are 7 different areas available to swim. Although, we do suggest taking some appropriate waterproof footwear with you as the waterfall’s surfaces can be rather unforgiving on unprotected footwear. It will also help prevent you from slipping on any wet surfaces.

Algar Waterfalls Opening Times

You can find the opening times on the official website here. The opening times shift depending on which month you are visiting due to the shifting temperatures and sunlight.

Jan 01 – Feb 28 | 09:00 – 15:30*
Mar 01 – Mar 31 | 09:00 – 17:30
Apr 01 – Apr 14 | 09:00 – 18:00
Apr 15 – Apr 18 | 09:00 – 19:00
Apr 19 – May 31 | 09:00 – 18:00
Jun 01 – Jun 26 | 09:00 – 19:00
Jun 27 – Sep 11 | 09:00 – 20:00
Sep 12 – Oct 07 | 09:00 – 19:00
Oct 08 – Oct 16 | 09:00 – 17:00
Oct 17 – Nov 30 | 09:00 – 17:30
Dec 01 – Dec 30 | 09:00 – 15:30*

*The waterfalls are notably closed January 1, January 6, December 24, December 25 and December 31. 

Is there parking available for Algar Waterfalls?

There are lots of car parks available near the entrance. There is lots of paid parking options available that are priced between EUR 3-10, depending on the car park. These car parks are privately-owned and you will need to ask for the cost at the entrance to each. Generally, the closer you park, the higher the price. The Tourist Office offers free parking 700m away from the entrance (we recommend arriving early as this is the first parking to reach capacity).

Where are the Algar Waterfalls?

Located in the province of Alicante, the nearest town to the Algar Waterfalls is Callosa d’en Sarrià but, if you are planning a holiday in Benidorm or Alicante, a drive or bus tour is completely manageable. It’s roughly a 1-hour drive from Alicante’s city centre and only a 30-minute drive from Benidorm.

How do I get to the Algar Waterfalls?

From Alicante: 

  1. Take the Alicante exit towards E- 15 / AP-7 / Murcia / Valencia / Madrid / A-31 / V- 31 / A-7. 
  2. When you get to the fork, keep to the right and merge onto E-15 / A-70
  3. Take exit heading AP-7 (for 40 km.) 
  4. Take the exit 65A Benidorm Poniente, follow the indications Finestrat / La Nucia / CV-767 / CV- 70.
  5. At the roundabout, take the exit direction La Nucia.
  6. At the roundabout take the third exit towards Carretera Comarcal 3318 / CV-70, passing through La Nucia, Polop. 
  7. In Polop, take the second exit of the roundabout towards Carretera de Callosa d’en Sarrià (CV-715). 
  8. In Callosa d’en Sarrià, take the second exit of the roundabout towards Carretera de Bolulla (CV-715). 
  9. Continue for approx. 2 km. down this road and take the right. 
  10. Continue for about 1 km by this road (CV-7531). 

Travel time: 1 hr

From Benidorm:

  1. Take the Benidorm exit on CV-70.
  2. Follow all straight roundabouts. 
  3. Going through La Nucia, Polop, in Polop take the second exit of the roundabout towards Callosa d’en Sarrià road (CV-715). 
  4. In Callosa d’en Sarrià, take the second exit at the roundabout towards Bolulla road (CV-715). 
  5. Follow for approximately 2 km down this road and take the right.
  6. Follow for approximately 1 km down this road (CV-7531).

Travel time: 30 mins

From Valencia:

  1. Take direction Av. De Ausiàs March (V-31)
  2. Continue towards V-31 and take exit 1E and join E-15 / AP7 towards CV-42 / Almussafes / E-15 / A-332 / Alicante (for the coast)
  3. Take exit 64 towards Altea / N-332 / Callosa d’en Sarrià, in approx. 500m, Turn left to join on CV-755. 
  4. In Callosa d’en Sarrià, take the second exit at the roundabout towards Bolulla road (CV-715). 
  5. Follow for approximately 2 km down this road and take the right.
  6. Follow for approximately 1 km down this road (CV-7531).

Travel time: 1 hr 30 mins

What should I bring with me?

  • Water shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Beach towels
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Camera (ideally, waterproof but not necessary)
  • Snacks for the journey

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