Waterfalls on the Costa Blanca
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!
How to get to the Fonts de Algar
Now that you are in or near Benidorm
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.
Drive up through La Nucia Cv-70 towards Polop take the second exit off the roundabout towards Carretera de Callosa d'en SarriÃ /CV-715. In Callosa d'en SarriÃ 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 SarriÃ¡. 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
No Flip Flop Zone
Flat shoes are advised
Footwear you will need
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
Get a tan and look good doing it.
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
- 3/4 part Sugar to 1 part Nispero pulp and Water
- 1) Wash and peel the Nispero, remove seeds and blossom ends.
- 2) Chop finely and place in saucepan.
- 3) Just cover with water and cook until tender.
- 4) Add 3/4 cup of sugar to each cup of pulp. Cook until thick, stirring constantly.
- 5) Place in hot sterilised jars and seal.