Guadalest on the Costa Blanca overlooks a deep valley through which the river runs. It is surrounded by three mountain ranges the Aitana, Serella and Xorto and has been declared a ‘Monument of Historical and Artistic Value’.
Guadalest is situated about 25km from Benidorm and is approximately 20km inland and away from the coast. The town gets very busy in the summer months.
Guadalest is really in two parts, the first part; the remains of the fortress on top of the rock, the population lived within the walls and the second part the traditional Moors houses. The old centre of the village is only accessible through a carved tunnel, at the top of the rock there is a bell tower and the ancient city dungeon.
At the foot of the rock is the more modern village where you will find many gift and craft shops to browse around.
There are a variety of museums which may be of interest to you. There are restaurants in and around the area offering a good selection of food from chicken, lamb chops and paella etc.
You can enjoy some magnificent views and scenery in this region and it makes a great change from the beach resorts.