Address: Guadalest, Guadalest, 03517, Spain

- Expensive


An excursion to a pretty mountain-top village.

One of the most popular excursions for visitors to Benidorm is a trip into the mountains to the walled village of Guadalest. After the Prado in Madrid and the Alhambra in Granada, Guadalest is the third most visited spot in Spain. There is no doubt that it’s a tourist trap, but a lovely one nonetheless, with much of its tourism being based on the weird and wonderful ‘museums’ it has; the Dolls’ House Museum, the Museum of Salt and Pepper Shakers, the museum Gigante y Miniature, and the collection of images painted on grains of rice etc. It also has a castle and the highest graveyard in Spain. You enter the old village through an entrance carved out of solid rock. It’s also worth taking a ride on the solar-powered boat on the reservoir below the village.

Value for money

Price advice

Guadalest is about an hour’s drive by car, but there are plenty of bus excursions available from around 25 euros per person. Most of the museums charge an entrance fee of about 3 euros, and the solar-powered boat is 15 euros.

Expert tips

If there are a group going it might be worth hiring a car to also visit some of the other villages, and the pools at the Fonts de Algar.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Singles
  • Sightseeing