Guadalest is a small village of just 200 inhabitants which has been built around and on top f living rock, giving it a unique ambience. At its entrance is a museum devoted to the history of the family Sarria.
The market place forms the hub of the village and stone steps wind from this central point amongst an eclectic mix of shops, cafes and curiosities such as the miniature museum, where you can see texts and images engraved on unbelievably small items such as a grain of rice.
One outstanding feature of Guadalest is the stunning views that surround you as you reach the top of the village. A freshwater reservoir nestles amongst rocky outcrops and the foliage growing amongst them, providing a breathtaking combination of both scenery and colour.
This really is a beautiful part of the Costa Blanca, and should not be missed.
You can find Guadalest by taking the N332 coast road towards Altea and following the signs to Callosa d´ Sarria. From here the route is signposted all the way along the winding, scenic roads and through the hills to the centre of the town.