1. From Albir, Altea, Benidorm & Calpe: Guadalest & Algar Tour
Guadalest is one of the most visited villages in Spain attracting more than 2 million people a year who indulge in its history, stunning views and quirky museums that offer a one of a kind experience to visitors of the Costa Blanca. The Algar waterfalls are without doubt the most visited natural attraction on the Costa Blanca and are the perfect way to cool down, refresh and have some fun and respite from the midday sun. Your journey will start with a pickup by air-conditioned coach from one of the points in Albir, Altea Benidorm or Calpe*. Once everyone is on board, the travelling time to the medieval mountain top village of Guadalest is around 35-40 minutes. Upon arrival, you will be given 2-hours of free time to explore the falls and surrounding area at your own pace. Visting times in Guadalest may increase to three hours during the months of Jun and September. Your exact visit time will be given to you on the day of travel. After the visit to Guadalest you will head to the waterfalls for an afternoon at natures own waterpark. The falls are set on numerous levels with various points where you can swim, a diving area and gentle streams and pools for those wishing to immerse themselves in the natural mountain waters. A good level of physical ability is required as you may be required to walk up a steep hill to get to the waterfall entrance and once in, you will have steps to climb at the side of the waterfalls, leading to the other areas. As they are natural falls, the rocks can be uneven and slippy. Beach shoes are advisable and flip flops / sliders are not suitable. This excursion is not suitable for people with walking difficulties. For those wanting to take a picnic, there is a designated picnic area which is out of the main waterfalls. It is not permitted to take food and drink into the falls. There are bars and restaurants in the area which are reasonably priced and recommendable. The excursion will be accompanied by an English speaking representative who will confirm timings and meeting points on the day. The return journey will be made with drop offs at the original meeting points being made in reverse order, starting in Benidorm and finishing in Albir. Services from Calpe and Altea may be combined with those from Albir and Benidorm and the journey route will be determined on the day. Please be aware that the waterfalls can get very busy during the summer months. There may be certain times of the year that it is not permitted to enter the water at the falls, if it is deemed unsafe to do so by the local authorities. The excursion will still operate in these conditions unless the waterfalls are closed. Activity duration times are only a guideline and can vary.