Instead of just having lazy days on the beautiful beaches of the Costa Blanca, why don’t you jump into your car and head inland to explore the countryside of the Costa Blanca.
The countryside of the Costa Blanca has a lot to offer whether you seek crazy fiestas, gourmet cuisine, dramatic landscapes or rural luxury.
I will show you some hidden treasures that you will never find by yourself, that have been passed onto me.
You will find: hiking paths, magnificent architecture, waterfalls, tranquil rustic hideaways, waterfalls, with an amazing wow factor!
I will reveal the secrets on where to go, what to eat, what to see, how to drive, etc. In this article I explain what you can find inside the valley and hills in the province of Valencia.
Beating the heat by enjoying the fonts and pools in the mountains
Route: Benidorm – Callosa d’en Sarrià – Fonts d’ Algar – Guadalest – Penáguila – Quatretondeta – Benidorm
Distance: 122 km
Follow the CV70 in the direction of Callosa d’en Sarriá, passing from the N332 costal road. From the A7 motorway, exit at junction 65 to join the N332 in the direction of Alicante and take the next exit, following the signs for Callosa.
You will arrive at Callosa town centre after a little drive of about 15 km, take the second exit on your right from the roundabout with the new fountain on it, heading towards Bolulla and Tàrabena on the C3318. After two kilometers you will see a large sign indicating THE FONTS D’ ALGAR.
Take the right turn beside it, after the parking signs the road begins to climb and you will see a wooden booth on your left. This is the entrance of the fonts. Opposite is a FREE car park, the parking places you passed belong to the restaurants and bars and the charge for parking there.
The Fonts d’Algar is a natural park of waterfalls and pools, and will enchant you, and if you remember your true soul you might even see the ancient magical signs.
After you have entered you pass along wooden walkways and across slatted bridges to reach a set of steps into the rocks alongside the waterfalls, lined with bamboo, oleander, and reeds. As you climb higher level areas offer natural swimming pools. The higher you get the chillier they become.
Leaving Fonts d’Algar, follow the road back to Callosa d’en Sarriá, and if you wonder why the hillsides are covered in green plastic foliage that is there to protect the nispero (loquat) trees as the bear their fruit.
Callosa is one of the main areas for nísperos.
A short list of what to see
- Callosa d’en Sarrià:
Natural waterfalls and swimming pools. Open daily April – September 09. am – 05pm July and August open till 08 pm October till March 10 am till 5.30 pm entry adults April –Sept. aprox € 3 children under 12 € 1.17
Motorcycle Museum. Ctra. Callosa –Guadalest km7 open in the summertime 10.30 am till 8pm. Wintertime 10.30 am- 6 pm. When the weather is poor the museum sometimes closes early. Entrance tickets € 3
- Guadalest: Guadalest has about 10 museums.
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