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“Beautiful and lovely!”

Las Fuentes del Algar
Ranked #225 of 1,177 things to do in Valencian Country
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Visited this place with a couple of friends and had such a great time. The fee (4 EUR) was totally worth it. It was a lovely, beautiful place to walk and see and what made it even better was that you could swim in clean and clear water. I recommend definitely trying out swimming in it: especially at the place where there is a designated jumping pad. When you walk further up, you come to a calm secluded area where the water is very shallow and where you can lay down a blanket or towel to sunbath or have a little picnic (there are special places for picnic). A working staff walks around the area as well and in the middle of the path, you can find restrooms.

We were a bit lucky because we visited when it midseason and by noon. When we got there, there wasn't many people there yet. However, closer to the afternoon, there were more people. I can imagine that in high season, there are many more.

I recommend that you use waterproof sandals/shoes!!! There are a lot of rocks in the water so if you do decide to swim, keep your shoes on. A pair of comfy sandals makes the swim much easier.

It's not very wheelchair or stroller accessible though - there are a lot of stairs and woody patchs. I can't remember if there are any special routes sadly.

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

A beautiful place. Give your selves a day here where you bring swimsuits and towels with you and jump into the beautiful springs. It is simply so beautiful and quiet out of season. However, I can imagine that there will be packed in high season so beware.

Beware of the parking places. There are some free parking spaces and some where you have to pay. Do not take the first parking lot although, there are arrows saying that the waterfalls start there ;) However the parking is not that expensive.

You must try the fruits: loquats. They are sooo delicious!

3  Thank NiauHP
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

Our family went on a warm Spring day. We stopped at the Restaurant San Joan for some paella to fill our bells for the trip up. It was nice that there are swimming pools at all of the restaurants, too. We paid for parking, which was very close. I read prior to going that it is unwise to park in the first lot you find because there are many lots all the way up the hill, so we ended up parking right near to the entrance for a few euro.
The falls themselves were really beautiful. They were not huge, as some others have said, and we have seen bigger in other countries, but they were still beautiful. The water was frigid, but gorgeous, nonetheless. I recommend this as a day trip to anyone visiting the area.

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Reviewed April 25, 2013

We have been here on several occasions and always have an enjoyable time. The locals have taken every advantage of their natural environment and also providing parking ! It is a beautiful area of water, rock and Oleander bushes all in a wild profusion. The walk is not for the infirm of faint hearted being rather steep and rough terrain. Every time we go we see small improvements such as better cafes safer walking conditions. It is possible to swim in the main pool, but be warned its very, very cold. This attraction is well worth a visit especially if it is combined with a trip to the cactus garden about a mile down the road.

1  Thank Ann E
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The waterfalls at Algar are picturesque, but at a constant 19 degrees, the water is a little bracing to say the least!

Fans of the sitcom "Benidorm" may recall the falls being used in an episode where a naked "Gavin" used young Michael Garvey to hide his modesty!

If you want to get to the main waterfall which was used in the Timotei advert, it's a bit of a clamber and a swim, so be prepared! There is also a diving platform for the brave!

5  Thank Vodster
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