Exploring Guadalest

Daytrips from Moraira

Discover the Guadalest Valley

Castell de Guadalest is a small mountain village nestled  in the Guadalest valley, just 50 min away from Moraira. This is a beautiful day trip to take when you’re tired of the beach and want a change of scenery. The beautiful views, turquoise water and quirky museums attract more and more visitors every year. You can also combine your daytrip  with a stop at the famous Fuentes del Algar waterfalls ( article coming soon).

If you like hiking, don’t forget to check out our MORAIRA HIKES article.


 50 km – 50/60 min trip 


 Lake Guadalest – Castel de Guadalest




Shoulder season 



Visit a Quirky Museum

Guadalest is home to approx. 10 museums you would not expect to see in such a small mountain village.

  • Miniature Museum : miniature sculptures of spanish life
  • Museum of Vintage Cars and Motorbikes
  • The Doll House Museum
  • Casa Orduña Museum : step back in time in this 18th century house
  • The Micro-miniature Museum : sculptures can only be seen with a magnifying glass
  • Museum of Salt and Pepper Pots

Explore the Old Town

Wander the picturesque streets of Castell de guadalest and stop for a drink at one of the many cafes. Don’t miss the Plaza de San Gregorio with its famous sculpture and colorful flags. Best view in town !

Walk to the Castle

Castel de San Jose was a strategic defense mechanism during the Moorish invasions. It was partially destroyed by earthquakes and battles during the 17th century.

Tickets : +/- 3€ Open Every Day : 10h00 – 18h00

Go for a swim or hop on a boat

The distinctive turquoise color of the Lake is what made the area so famous ! You can park the car on the Embalse Parking but we recommend you walk on the path on your left side until you find a quiet area for a little swim. This area is also dog friendly !

If you’d rather take a tour, there is a solar powered boat that cruises the lake. This service is only available if you BOOK in advance. CLICK HERE  



Guadalest’s gastronomy is all about local Valencian dishes : puchero stews, grilled meat and paellas.

1. Venta la Montaña 

A beautiful little restaurant with a lot of character that serves traditional Valencian dishes. Order the puxero : A must. Calle Alcoi 9, Benimantell . + INFO 

2. Restaurante Xorta 

Excellent service, beautiful view over the valley and home made family cooking. Carretera Callosa-Alcoy km 113 Guadalest . + INFO 

3.Ca Rafael

A great place to taste some local staples : arroz al horno, wet paellas, puchero etc –  Carretera Alcoi 17, Benimantell . + INFO