Guadalest and its environment

The Castle of Guadalest

Located 7 km from the Museum, Guadalest is a small but mainly tourist town and well known for the picturesque castle that dominates the Guadalest valley. At present it is the most visited town of Spain.

The municipality is located in this valley and is bordered by the highest heights of the province. To the north is the Sierra Aixortá (1,126 m.), To the south is the Sierra de Aitana (1,558 m.) And to the west is the Sierra Serrella (1,361 m.). The altitude is 595 m.

The river Guadalest crosses the term from west to southeast, collecting its waters in the reservoir of the same name.

The municipality enjoys a Mediterranean-type climate, but differs somewhat from the coast, with cooler winters and milder and more pleasant summers. Due to its rugged relief, pine and low mountainous areas extend in the highlands, while citrus, olive, carob and almond trees are cultivated on the sloping terraces and in the valley. to the landscape.

Algar Fountains

At 6 km we find Las Fuentes del Río Algar constitute a natural place with a high degree of conservation of the ecological wealth and endowed, at the same time, with tourist services and environmental education. This space was declared Humid Zone protected by Agreement of the Valencian Government of September 10, 2002.

This place is an authentic theme park on the importance of water as an ecological, economic and cultural resource. In the future it is planned to create an Environmental Education Center on it.

The Coast



National Referent of Tourism. The attractiveness of Benidorm lies in its three beaches endowed with blue flag, maximum distinction granted by the Union Eurpoea. These three beaches are: Levante, Poniente and Mal Pas. Also for a lively and varied nightlife. And as referents in theme parks and attractions we find Terra Mitica, Aqualandia and Mundomar.



Altea has been known for years as the paradise of artists, since here poets, singers, painters, sculptors and potters from all corners of the world have always sought shelter. Its streets descend slowly towards the sea, and the small village houses, whitewashed since its construction, make it an ideal place for holiday relaxation, as well as for the retirement of many retirees who have found in Altea a true paradise.



The most evident reference of the calpina geography is the Rock of Ifach, declared natural park by the Generalitat Valenciana in 1987. The municipal term presents many beaches and coves of very good quality. Another notable place is the natural park of the salt flats, from which salt has been extracted from Roman times.