Algar Falls - Fonts de Algar
Covid 19 Update 1st June
The Fonts de l'Algar, where access is controlled, as yet have not stated a date for reopening.
The mayor of the town, Andrés Molina, explains that work must be carried out to adapt it to the required security conditions. However, it is expected to be able to receive visitors again as soon as possible.
Algar Waterfalls is only 20 km from Benidorm and 3 km from the center of Callosa d'en Sarrià. This would also make a great day out twinned with a visit to DinoPark which is situated just a bit further up the road.
The village of Algar is a complete contrast to Benidorm and is a real area of natural beauty. The Waterfalls are such a peaceful place, where you can just sit and relax while dipping your toes in the icy cold water in one of the 7 different pools. For the more adventurous there are areas designated for diving into the icy cold waters if you dare! The average water temperature summer or winter is around 18ºc.
There are also some lovely souvenir shops on the way up to the entrance of the falls, selling local produce such as Nisperos (medlar fruit) which are grown locally in Callosa.
There are no shortage of restaurants in Algar with 5 different restaurants all selling excellent typical Spanish meals and snacks, and each have their own swimming pool which you can use free of charge if you eating at their restaurant or for a small fee of around 3€pp.
Although the Algar Waterfalls have been very popular with the Spaniards and local residents for many years, it was the inclusion in one of the episodes of ITVs hit series “Benidorm” that made it famous with the British and those coming on holiday to Benidorm wanting to visit this little village.
So if you want to get away from the hustle & bustle of Benidorm for the day and relax in this secluded paradise or you just want to see where Madge fell into the icy waters from her scooter visit this wonderful place.
Top tip - take some plastic swimming shoes with you as the bottom of the pools is very rocky. These are available at the shops there but you will find them half the price in Benidorm.
Is it suitable for the disabled and pushchairs? In summer, when the secondary entrance is open you can access the main swimming area with no problem. Outside this period access with a pushchair/wheelchair is complicated because there are many steps and steep inclines. Obviously this is a mountain setting.
GETTING TO ALGAR
By Car from Benidorm - Take the exit for Benidorm along the CV- 70. Follow all roundabouts straight. pass through La Nucia, Polop, in Polop take thesecond exit off the roundabout towards Carretera de Callosa d'en Sarrià/CV-715.In Callosa d'en Sarrià take the second exit off the roundabout into Carretera de Bolulla/ CV-715. Follow for about 2 km. this road and turned right. Follow for about 1 km.this road (CV-7531). Duration approximately 25 minutes.
The number 18 Llorent bus - for times etc
The bus takes just over an hour, there is only one bus per day so check the timetable for pick up times at each location but it collects from the top of the Avd Mediterraneo normally around 10:00am. The bus drops you off at the Algar waterfalls and returns around 17:10pm (please confirm these times with the driver as they are subject to last minute changes),
The ALSA bus line arrives to the centre of Callosa d’en Sarrià, from there to the Algar Waterfalls (at 3km.) you can get a taxi (around 7€).
The average price for a taxi from Benidorm will be in the region of 25 - 30€
Trips - Tickets will soon be available for this years trips and when available can be found HERE
Algar Falls are open all round with the exception of, January 1st & 6th, December 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st.
January - 09.30 - 15.30
February - 09.30 - 15.30
March - 09.30 - 17.30
April - 09.30 - 17.30
May - 09.30 - 17.30
June - 09.30 - 17.30
July - 08.30 - 20.00
August - 08.30 - 20.00
September - 08.30 - 18.30
October - 09.00 - 17.30
November - 09.00 - 17.30
December - 09.30 - 15.30
Access with pets is permitted from the 16 of September to the 14 of June, as long as they are tied and they don’t bathe in the river.
High Season - from 15th June to 30th September
Adults - 5€
Seniors - 4€
Students - 4€
Children 4 - 10 - 2€, Under 4 - FREE
Low Season - from 1st October to 14th June
Adults - 4€
Seniors - 3€
Students - 3€
Children 4 - 10 - 2€, Under 4 - FREE
There are also group discounts available for 20 or more people you would be best calling in advance - 96.588.01.53.
Other Facilities at the Falls
Tourist Information Centre - 96.588.01.53
Life Guard (seasonal)
FREE parking - at the Tourist Office of The Algar Waterfalls, about 700 meters from the main entrance.
For anyone wanting to do a bit of extra walking there is a route to Bernia Fort - Starting at the Algar Falls camping site. From here you walk uphill and take a left turn just just before the Dino Park and follow this road for approx 15 minutes to a sign post on the left hand side. Follow this directional sign and stay on the marked tracks until you reach the Bernia Fort.