Welcome to Guadalest
The little village of (El Castell de) Guadalest, reached by a natural tunnel and overlooked by the Castillo de San José, is marvellously picturesque, with stunning views down the valley to the sea and over a turquoise reservoir below. You’ll be far from the first to discover it – coaches, heading up from the Costa Blanca resorts, disgorge millions of visitors yearly. But get here early, or stay around after the last bus has pulled out, and the place will be almost your own.
There are half a dozen or so novelty museums, including the completely bonkers Museo de Saleros y Pimenteros, which is a museum of salt and pepper pots – more than 20,000 of them.