Our Guided tour Algar Waterfalls is a full day private tour with an official tourist guide to the one of the most spectacular and relaxing natural spots on the Costa Blanca of the Valencian Community. Algar Waterfalls are located in the interior of the Province of Alicante, 16 kilometers from the city of Benidorm, near the small town called Callosa de Ensarriá.
Algar Waterfalls is a spectacular set of waterfalls done by the river of the same name. They are connected to each other forming pools of crystal clear and fresh water. These ponds have different depths and are forming authentic natural pool where you can bathe, swim and even jump off a trampoline. It is a perfect place to relax under Mediterranean sun in the middle of natural mountainous landscape. The Algar river is born in the mountains near the waterfalls and runs for about 12 kilometers before flowing into the Mediterranean Sea next to the beautiful coastal town Altea.
Once we have left the highway that connects Valencia with Alicante, we will continue our Guided tour Algar Waterfalls along a winding road that runs in the middle of a beautiful natural setting. We will pass several picturesque towns such as La Nucia and Polop de la Marina. During this drive we will see a variety of local crops: loquats, oranges, lemons, tangerines, almond trees, pomegranates and avocados.
After arriving to Algar Waterfalls we will leave our vehicle in the parking and will continue walking to the waterfalls area. You can easily spend a full day in the middle of this spectacular natural spot, sunbathing and bathing in the waterfalls with its transparent and fresh water. And of course, you can enjoy a delicious traditional meal in one of the local restaurants.
It is also possible to take a pleasant walk along the riverbed enjoying the views of the waterfalls which are appearing one after another in the middle of the Mediterranean vegetation. Along the way we will find several areas of different depths enabled for swimming. Just keep in mind that the temperature of water is about 16 degrees throughout the year.
The main waterfalls are the following:
- The boiler – it is officially the main waterfall with an emerald colored water deep enough to swim between the vertical limestone walls that surround this authentic natural pool. It is also a perfect point to take spectacular photos.
- The Blue – it is a large natural pool of turquoise blue water with enough depth to host a diving board.
- The oleander – it is the largest bathing area deep enough to swim and surrounded by oleander bushes.
- The dam – at the head has a dam with wide waterfall that forms a natural pool perfect for bathing.
- The fig tree and The vine – these are shallow water bathing areas located at the upper part of the river. They are perfect if you have small children or if you want to lie on the river bed while its cool and crystalline waters are surrounding your body and singing its mysterious songs.
After the last waterfall we can continue walking a little further up. We will have about a hundred meters of a winding road that goes along the riverbed with very shallow waters. But very soon we will come to the end of this little path and we will no longer be able to advance because the path cuts short.
Inside of Algar Waterfalls spot there are several picnic places, set up with their corresponding tables and benches. Just what you need is to bring your own sandwiches and drinks.
However, we recommend to complete our Guided tour Algar Waterfalls with lunch at one of the local restaurants. The traditional local cuisine is famous for its special rice dishes, meat, roasts and grilled vegetables, as well as craft beer and artisan liqueurs made from the loquat fruits. Optionally we can organize a gastronomic tasting of local products: jams, honeys, nuts, cheeses, sausages, wines and craft beers. We particularly recommend to taste craft beer and artisan liquors made from the loquat fruits.
Details of the private guided tour
Our Guided tour Algar Waterfalls is a private tour which is perfect for individual tourists, families, friends, cruise passengers, organized groups and MICE.
Languages: English, Español, Русский, Italiano, Polski, Deutsch, Français, Nederlands, Português.
Availability: 365 days a year, any day from Monday to Sunday. However, you should keep in mind that on certain dates (national and local holidays, manifestations, restrictions, etc.) some or even all sights may be closed. Therefore, it is always better to check with us for availability of this guided tour before booking it for a specific date.
Duration: 4, 6, 8 or more hours. Duration depends also from the starting place.
Starting time: Suggested starting time in the morning is 09:00 or 10:00. This is private tour, so we can arrange the meeting time at any moment of the day most comfortable for you.
For our private Guided tour Algar Waterfalls we need the transportation to be able to move from Valencia, Alicante or Benidorm to the Algar Waterfalls natural spot. Inside of the sport the tour is walking only. If you have your own transport we can use it for the tour. If not, we can organize a private transport for you: car, minivan, coach, accessible vehicle, limousine or even a classic car.
For the groups and MICE clients we can organize a private VIP coach service for the whole duration of the tour. Please check below our Transport Section for the different available options.
Meeting place for the private guided tour
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This is private guided tour, so we can start it from any most convenient place for you. It could be: your hotel or apartments, restaurant, port or airport, train or bus station. Tell us what place is the most comfortable for you and we will meet there.
For the cruise passengers whose cruise ship is stopping in the Port of Alicante, the best meeting point is directly at the Harbor of Alicante. We will meet you at the closest possible place to the pier where your cruise ship is docking. In the end of the tour we will bring you back to the same point where we met or to any other place indicated by you.
Itinerary of the private guided tour
The itinerary of our private Guided tour Algar Waterfalls depends on the booked duration, your personal preferences and starting place. This is private tour, so we can completely readjust the itinerary to any available possibility. This guided tour can be started from any town on the Costa de Valencia or Costa Blanca (Valencia, Gandia, Cullera, Javea, Denia, Benidorm, Calpe, Villa Joyosa, Calpe, Alicante, etc.).
Examples of suggested itineraries depending on the booked duration and starting place:
- Guided tour from Valencia, 8 hours with lunch. Transfer from Valencia to Algar Waterfalls = 2 hours. Walking, enjoying, bathing and relaxing within Algar Waterfalls natural spot = 2 hours. Lunch = 2 hours. Transfer back to Valencia = 2 hours. Total 8 hours.
Note: Starting from Valencia, we recommend to extend the tour up to 10 hours. In this way we can spend more time in Algar Waterfalls natural spot: 4 hours + 2 hours of food.
- Guided tour from Benidorm, 4 hours without lunch. Transfer from Benidorm to Algar Waterfalls = 1 hour. Walking, enjoying, bathing and relaxing within Algar Waterfalls natural spot = 2 hours. Transfer back to Benidorm = 1 hour. Total 4 hours.
- Guided tour from Benidorm, 8 hours with lunch. Transfer from Benidorm to Algar Waterfalls = 1 hour. Walking, enjoying, bathing and relaxing within Algar Waterfalls natural spot = 4 hours. Lunch = 2 hours. Transfer back to Benidorm = 1 hour. Total 8 hours.
- Guided tour from Alicante, 6 hours without lunch. Transfer from Alicante to Algar Waterfalls = 1 hour 30 minutes. Walking, enjoying, bathing and relaxing within Algar Waterfalls natural spot = 3 hours. Transfer back to Alicante = 1 hour 30 minutes. Total 6 hours.
- Guided tour from Alicante, 8 hours with lunch. Transfer from Alicante to Algar Waterfalls = 1 hour 30 minutes. Walking, enjoying, bathing and relaxing within Algar Waterfalls natural spot = 3 hours. Lunch = 2 hours. Transfer back to Alicante = 1 hour 30 minutes. Total 8 hours.
Lunch – Gastronomic tastings
During our private Guided tour Algar Waterfalls we can organize your lunch in one of the local restaurants. They are famous for the special rice dishes, roasted meats and vegetables, wines, beers, and craft spirits. We can also organize gastronomic tasting of local products: jams and honeys, cream, liquor and craft beer made from loquat fruits, wines, cheeses and sausages.
All places we are working with were carefully selected by our Discovering Valencia team. So, if the lunch is an important part of the tour for you, please indicate us your requirements and wishes and we will provide you the most advisable options for your particular needs.
Price - Entrance tickets - Booking
Price: Our Guided tour Algar Waterfalls is private, so the price depends on many different factors as: duration of the tour, date, language, amount of people in the group, number of necessary guides, transport, lunch, etc. To receive our quotation, please Contact Us indicating clearly your requirements and we will send you our detailed quotation as soon as possible.
Paid entrance tickets: Entrance fees to the Algar Waterfalls natural spot are mandatory because it is the only way to enter inside of the visitable area and enjoy the walk, the bath, the relaxation and the picnic areas. Individual tourists can pay the entrance directly during the guided tour. For the groups of 6 people or more it is necessary to book in advance.
Booking: this is private tour, so booking is necessary in advance. You can do it preferably by email email@example.com or by WhatsApp +34 687 025 082 / +34 607 360 343 / +34 663 419 931. Once you booked the tour, please recheck our confirmation and conditions of payment.
Accessibility – Recommendations
Accessibility: Our private Guided tour Algar Waterfalls is NOT suitable for the people with special physical requirements and wheelchair users. The reason is because to access the Algar Waterfalls natural spot there are several very steep stairs and the terrain within the site is very irregular.
For the accessible tours please check our specific selection of Accessible Tours in Valencia, Alicante and Castellon. Please keep in mind that not every tour in our website is accessible for the people with special physical requirements or wheelchair users. If you need adapted transport to arrive to the meeting or starting point of this tour, please check dedicated page to Accessible Vehicles in our Transport Section.
Children: This guided tour perfectly can be done with children.
Suggestions: This tour is mainly walking, so comfortable cloth and footwear is very advisable. In the summer season we recommend the use of adequate sun protection and carry a bottle of water. To be able to bathe in the waterfalls, do not forget to bring your swimsuit, towel and change clothes. If you want to enjoy a picnic do not forget to bring your sandwiches and drinks.
Attention: Inside of the Algar Waterfalls natural sport smoking is not allowed!
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COVID-19 safety measures
Please don’t forget to bring your surgical or hygienic face mask and antibacterial-antiseptic hand gel. Our guides are always using their own masks and gel. Please keep in mind we are not providing masks or gel to our customers. Our company Discovering Valencia Guided Tours and Activities is certified by the all Spain State Secretariat of Tourism as Responsible Tourism Company. This certification means we are strictly following the Guidelines on Measures to Reduce the Spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus in the Tourism Sector.
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