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“The hidden village”
Review of Guadalest Valley

Guadalest Valley
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Guadalest Private Shore Excursion from Alicante
Ranked #3 of 141 things to do in Alicante
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

When arriving all you see is the newer part of Guadalest. A short walk through the narrow streets brings you to the entrance archway. Once inside the hidden village you step back in time. There is a lovely view over the lake and from the Castle grounds. There is also a solar boat, which does trips on the lake. The cafes and gift shops have everything the tourist want. A little comercialised, but well worth a visit.

8  Thank Christine C
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

The scenery was wonderful the walk took 2 and half hours, well worth it. Following the walk went into Benimantell a near by village for lunch at the Venta La Montana restaurant, very Spanish, good food.

6  Thank jmjavea
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Guadalest can be approached from s.Benidorm on CV70 or from n.Benidorm CV775. If you are on CV70, then switch over to the CV775 at Popollo as the journey up to Guadalest on CV775 is more spectacular ie you get glimpses of the hilltop town up in the sky as you get nearer vs CV70 you approach it from above. There is a tourist office right by the carpark (there are at least 3 carparks as a lot of people do day trips to here). The castell is open 10.15-18.00 from where there are fabulous views down to the coast and inland up the valley. NB at least in January when we visited all the cafes, shops closed at 18.00 - the town literally shuts up shop. I suspect in the busier months there are restaurants/shops which remain open for tourists in the evening. Nearby attractiions = a municipal swimming pool is just down the slope, also you can take trips out on the lake. On CV775 back towards Benedorm there is Altea another pretty village and waterfalls called Fonts del Algar. Restaurant recommendations in Guadalest are Restaurante Mora and El Tossal, both very close to the carparks. Best one though is on the way in or out El Riu, which is fantastic. Popollo is also meant to be nice as a village. Guadalest can definitely be done in a day and might be fun to stay overnight in when it would be much quieter in the summer months (though there arent too many options accomodationwise - Cases Noves appears to be the best)

9  Thank alisonsher
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Went here in January. No tourists, only locals; very nice and roomy. Interesting museums, the house and the castle is amazing. The surroundings are mind-blowing, the lake is green, and the entire area is covered in olive and orange trees.

5  Thank TMBP
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Restaurant El Riu situated between Guadelest and Callosa de Ensarria, it is a favourite for our family and friends, also there is plenty of other good restaurants there

2  Thank william p
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