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Waterfalls on the Costa Blanca

Updated on January 20, 2013

Fuentes Algar located on the Algar River on the Costa Blanca in Spain

Tour guides suggest this is the place of the famous hair shampoo advert, where the long haired beauty washes her hair under the small waterfall.

Once you have found the Fonts de Algar it is hard not to feel a little selfish and wish you could keep it a secret, the fresh air chokes in your throat when you first see the waterfall, thousands of gallons of white water tumbles over smooth rocks cascading into crystal clear water, the sound and sight amazes in drop jaw wonder.

Utopia - you have arrived!

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How to get to the Fonts de Algar

Now that you are in or near Benidorm

By Bus

No 18 Llorente bus leaves La Cala Benidorm at 9.30am on Saturday and Sunday and travels along the Avd Mediterraneo to the Rincon before heading off through Albir, Altea, La Nucia, Polop and finally Callosa. It is only a weekend service (includes Bank Holidays).

ALSA buses, from Europa Av., Jaime I Av. and Bus Station, to the village of Callosa (daily), and then walk or take a taxi to the Waterfalls.

By Car

Drive up through La Nucia Cv-70 towards Polop take the second 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)

You will recognise Callosa d'En Sarriá. Because of the plastic covered and netted areas spread out of the country side protecting the Nispero fruits (loquat Fruit in English) from the birds.

The Map below will give you directions

Google Maps

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CV-715, 03510 Callosa d'En Sarrià, Spain:
CV-715, 03510 Callosa d'En Sarrià, Spain

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No Flip Flop Zone

Flat shoes are advised

Or

Footwear you will need

Fonts d'Algar

Font de Fonts (Spring of all Springs)

Car parks line the road up to the font's entrance and there is a 3 euro charge for all the car parks so don't pick the first one as the Eager-Chap waves his arms like a pizza chief enticing you in - it's a good walk up the hill.

After being greeted and photographed by the key-ring photographer at the timber kiosk entrance and once you have conquered the steep climb up wooden steps to get to the falls you can amble along, stepping over timber constructed bridge walkways along the river Algar ("cave " in Arabic) to natural reservoirs in canyons that also have ecologically rich Mediterranean vegetation that immerse visitors in this rare natural jewel.

The route through a circuit is 1.5 km long. Adults can relax in shaded areas whilst watching the kids having fun diving off the wooden diving board and like the first time you see it the freezing water will literally take your breath away - rubber water sports shoes are recommended

There are several restaurants toothed in and out of gift shops along the road to the fonts and some restaurants have swimming pools for the use of by its customers.

What you can expect to eat.

Mediterranean menu, rice, Mediterranean salads, Gazpacho soup, fish stew, pasta, sausages, meat balls and grilled meats. Variety of fresh fish and meats.

For desserts Nisbros honey and ice creams.

Remember to bring your swimwear

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Tickets: Adults 4 euros - Children 2 euros - Seniors 3 euros

Opening Times and Days

December, January and February - opening times are between 10:00 to 17:00

March, October and November - opening times are between 10:00 to 17:30

April, May and June - opening times are between 10:00 to 18:00

July and August - opening times are between 9:30 to 19:30

September - opening times are between 10:00 to 19:00

January 1, October 13, 14, 15, 16, December 24, 25, 26, are closed

April 5, 6, 7, 8 , 9 opening times are between 10:00 to 19:00

Fonts De Algar

Ingredients

  • 3/4 part Sugar to 1 part Nispero pulp and Water

Instructions

  1. 1) Wash and peel the Nispero, remove seeds and blossom ends.
  2. 2) Chop finely and place in saucepan.
  3. 3) Just cover with water and cook until tender.
  4. 4) Add 3/4 cup of sugar to each cup of pulp. Cook until thick, stirring constantly.
  5. 5) Place in hot sterilised jars and seal.
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    • kabbalah lm profile image

      kabbalah lm 

      5 years ago

      A place I would like to visit someday

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      acneanswers 

      5 years ago

      i mdidn't know there were waterfalls on the costa blanca. Nice change from just beaches and bars

    • beaworkathomemom profile image

      beaworkathomemom 

      5 years ago

      It's refreshing to know that beautiful places such as these still exists.

    • Rangoon House profile image

      AJ 

      6 years ago from Australia

      What a beautiful relaxing place to be on a summer day.

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      Lori Green 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas

      Wow beautiful.

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      esichrissa 

      6 years ago

      Right, it is a good site for a shampoo commercial also

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      jarvim 

      6 years ago

      wow magnifect lens.

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 

      6 years ago

      Such a pretty area.

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      Jen withFlash 

      6 years ago

      Those waterfalls look beautiful!!

    • Mark Shearman profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Shearman 

      6 years ago from Alicante Spain

      @Spiderlily321: Nice to meet and thank you so much.

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      Spiderlily321 

      6 years ago

      Great pics and information. Thanks for sharing

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