Discover Spectacular Fonts De l’Algar Waterfalls

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Fonts de l’Algar / Les Fonts d’Algar, or The Algar Waterfalls, is a very picturesque nature reserve with a walking path among waterfalls, springs, and natural pools. Waterfalls are located in the province of Alicante in the Valencian Community in southeastern Spain. The surrounding landscape is the result of the karst process on the limestone. In 2002 Fonts de l’Algar was declared a Protected Water Area.

If you’re staying on the Costa Blanca, visiting Fonts de l’Algar will be a great alternative to yet another day at the beach or by the pool. Come, let’s discover spectacular Fonts de l’Algar waterfalls.

Discover spectacular Fonts de l'Algar waterfalls
Cascada Toll de la Caldera, the main waterfall is more than 15m high

Discover spectacular Fonts d’Algar waterfalls

In Fonts de l’Algar you’ll walk about 1.5km along the banks of the river Algar. During that time you’ll discover spectacular waterfalls, springs, as well as pools in which you can take a refreshing bath in crystal, cold waters. Water is cold even on warm, sunny days – so don’t forget about that and get ready. If you’re not into dipping into the cold water you can just sit and relax with the sound of waterfalls in the background.

Discover spectacular Fonts de l'Algar waterfalls near Benidorm, Spain
What to see in Fonts de l'Algar waterfalls Benidorm, Spain

Fonts de l’Algar useful information

  • there are various tourist services in the area, like parkings, toilets, or picnic area
  • eating is only allowed in the picnic area
  • wear comfortable sports shoes, it’ll be easier for you to navigate the path
  • if you plan on taking a dip don’t forget to take your swimsuit, towel, and water shoes, so you won’t hurt your feet with the stones
  • keep in mind that Fonts de l’Algar is located in the valley and it’s mostly shaded so you may need some kind of a hoodie
  • on sunny days take sunscreen and a hat to be protected from the sun in places where it is available
  • dogs are allowed on leads, except during high season (mid-June to mid-September)
Fonts de l'Algar waterfalls in Benidorm - view over Puig Campana Mountain
View over Puig Campana and nispero plantations (look for white sheets of material).

On the way to the entrance, you can find some small shops selling local products. We recommend buying one made of nispero, a fruit that is grown locally.

Fonts de l’Algar Tickets & Opening Hours

Fonts de l’Algar ticket prices and opening hours depend on when you would like to visit. You can check the details on lasfuentesdelalgar.com website. You don’t have to book tickets in advance, although if you want to you can do that on the official website. 

Things to do near Fonts de l’Algar, Spain 

A visit to Fonts de L’algar is rather a short trip so if you want you can easily connect it with visiting other places nearby such as Guadalest, Altea, Calpe, or Benidorm. Personally, we recommend choosing Guadalest, as it’s also a place which can be seen in just a few hours. 

Fonts de l'Algar in Benidorm
Discover the Algar Waterfalls, Benidorm

How to get to Algar waterfalls near Benidorm, Spain? 

Fonts De L’algar Waterfalls are located about 20km from Benidorm, 15km from Altea, 20km from Calpe, and 65km from Alicante. The easiest way to travel is by car, but you can also choose a bus or taxi.

Where to park in Fonts De L’algar?

There are several paid parking lots in the Fonts d’Algar area, so you shouldn’t have problems with finding a place for your car. There’s only one free parking, about 600m from the entrance, right next to the Tourists Office. It’s quite small so if you don’t want to pay, go there first thing in the morning. 

To Fonts de l’Algar by bus

You can easily get to Fonts De L’algar by direct bus connection from Benidorm, it’s just 15min trip. From other places, like Calpe, Altea, or Villajoyosa, you first have to reach Benidorm (for example by bus or tram) and then move towards the Fonts de l’Algar waterfalls. To learn more about bus connections visit rome2rio.com website.

To Fonts de l’Algar by taxi

You can also arrive to Fonts de l’Algar by taxi. After your own car, it’s your fastest option, but also the most expensive. For example, for a trip from Benidorm you’ll pay €23-28, from Calpe €26-31, and from Altea €21-25. To learn more about taxi connections that interest you visit rome2rio.com website.

Camping near Fonts de l’Algar Waterfalls

There’s only one camping right next to Fonts de l’Algar: Camping Fuentes del Algar.

Other ones are located just a little bit further, in Guadalest and on the coast, mostly near Benidorm. Here are some of them: 

Summing up

As you can see, Les Fonts d’Algar is a beautiful spot where nature is at its finest. Waterfalls, springs, natural pools, and crystalline waters make the Fonts d’Algar a trip that you can’t miss. Wish you a great time while discovering spectacular Fonts de l’Algar waterfalls and its surroundings. 

Restaurants, accommodations, and map

Check out various recommended places below.

Where to eat near Fonts de l’Algar waterfalls?

There are 5 restaurants right next to the Fonts d’Algar: 

As we mentioned before, there is also a picnic area so you can bring your own food and enjoy it with stunning views over Puig Campana

Where to sleep near Fons de ‘Algar waterfalls?

​​Here are some places in very close proximity to waterfalls: 

While visiting Les Fonts d’Algar waterfalls, you can also stay in one of the nearby towns, like Benidorm, Villajoyosa, Calpe, or Altea

Fonts de l'Algar waterfalls - Map of places

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