Exploring GuadalestDaytrips 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.
HOW FAR is IT?
50 km – 50/60 min trip
Lake Guadalest – Castel de Guadalest
BEST TIME to VISIT
WHAT TO DO in GUADALEST?
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 ! After all that hiking up the hills, a refreshing swim is just what you need. 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 little cruise, there is solar powered boat that cruises the lake. This service is only available if you BOOK in advance. Head to : http://www.seacleaner.com/guadalest/horariosytarifas.htm
WHERE to EAT in GUADALEST?
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
A great place to taste some local staples : arroz al horno, wet paellas, puchero etc – Carretera Alcoi 17, Benimantell . + INFO