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Bugarra

Beautiful fluvial beach with crystal clear water and grass on its riverside. Located on the edge of the town of Bugarra, in the interior of Valencia (Spain).

Bugarra is a town of 739 inhabitants in the interior of the province of Valencia (48 km from Valencia city). It’s in a very green valley on the banks of the Turia river surrounded by the Chiva and Chulilla mountains. Bugarra has one of the nicest river beaches in the Valencian Community. It’s perfect for spending a day in nature.

The fluvial beach of Bugarra is full of vegetation. Tall weeping willows and poplars provide shade. The riverside covered with grass on both sides of the river is ideal for sunbathing and picnicking. The fluvial beach is the best area for taking a dip in the river. A small stone weir makes the current of the Turia slow down. It forms a large natural lake, ideal for a refreshing swim.

Next to the beach on the river is ‘Camping Río Turia Bugarra’, which has a bar-restaurant with views of the river. The river beach of Bugarra also has benches and tables for picnics. It’s ideal to go with children since it has a small playground, a camping with a swimming pool and toilets. You can also go hiking, canoeing, mountain biking and any outdoor sport.

In its crystalline waters, you’ll be able to see fish from the riverside. Taking a dip in this river is revitalizing!

Bugarra river beach

The river beach of Bugarra looks beautiful any time of the year. The only building bordering the river is the bar-restaurant of the camping.

Bugarra river beach

This corner of the Turia river with crystal clear waters is ideal for a dip or a walk.

Bugarra river beach

The water slows down at places creating natural pools.

Bugarra river beach

Ducks enjoy the open views of the valley.

Bugarra river beach bridge

The little bridge crossing Turia river has good views.

Bugarra - bridge over river beach

In front it has swings. The restaurant of the camping is visible between the trees to the left,

Bugarra river beach has grass

Grass covers a large part of the riverside in Bugarra.

Bugarra river beach

The water is not very deep on ​​the river beach.

Bugarra hiking

You can take some great walks along the riverside.

Bugarra river beach restaurant

View of the fluvial beach of Bugarra from the little bridge.

children´s hand made river pool - Bugarra - river beach - Valencia

To the south of the little bridge, there is an area of ​​trees with a baby river pool created with stones.

Bugarra swimming holes in river beach - Valencia

Any route along the river is beautiful.

Bugarra swimming holes in river beach - Valencia

There are fishermen in the river about 2 km north of the fluvial beach of Bugarra, where the river is deeper.

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HOW TO GET TO - Bugarra

Getting There

Transport Options

The most convenient is to go by car. There is no public transport to the fluvial beach of Bugarra itself but to the town of Bugarra. From there you can go on foot.

Getting There

How to get to Bugarra

From Valencia, by CV-35 and CV-364, to Pedralba, where we will take CV-377, to Bugarra. It’s 48 km, so you’ll arrive fast.
Route from Villar del Arzobispo, CV-395 (18.5 km).

How to get to Bugarra’s Fluvial Beach

Once you are in the village, follow the signposts to the camping. The road descends to the river. The camping is 15 m away from the river beach. 

Parking

The municipal parking which is closest to the bathing area is next to the Turia River is free, except in high season and weekends when it costs €5 for cars and €3 for motorcycles. It's also possible to park for free near the town and walk.

Location

Spain, Valencia

Villages Nearby

Chulilla (13 km), Gestalgar (5 km), Pedralba (4 km)

Difficulty level

Easy, it's indicated from the road and the town.

Walking Time to Swimming Spot

1 minute if you park in the river parking lot and about 4 minutes if you park in the town.

Drinking Water Spots

None

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Handy Things to Know

When to Go & Opening Times

This place to swim is always open. On summer weekends it may get very crowded.

Entrance Fee

The entrance to the beach is free. Right next to the river is the campsite, which has an artificial pool that you can use for €1.50.

Facilities

The beach has chairs and tables in the picnic area. It's advisable to bring your own in summer when there are more people. There is also a campsite and a playground.

Activities

River swimming, picnic, hiking, fishing

Kids

It’s an ideal natural environment to go with children, where you can keep an eye on them at all times.

There are also easy hiking trails perfect to do with children. All of them start from the river beach of river Turia, so you can take a dip before or after the hike.

The City Council built ramps to make the river accessible to people on a wheelchair. Hence, it’s also convenient for baby strollers.

At the campsite, there is an artificial pool that costs €1.50 per person.

Dogs

Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times along the entire riverbed.

Skinny Dipping

No

Wheelchair Access

Since April 2018, the area has been made accessible to people with reduced mobility. Bugarra City Council built ramps and platforms for this purpose.

Restrictions

The following are not allowed: littering (leaving trash and cigarette butts), making a fire and diving head first (some areas are not deep enough).

Respect the environment and use the garbage bins.

Remember that soap and detergents should not be used in rivers and pools. Also, most sun creams contaminate the water, try to apply them well before taking a dip.

(Scientists have found that sunscreen releases significant amounts of titanium dioxide, which damages aquatic life. Soaps have phosphates, are also non-biodegradable and harm the environment).

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Things to Do – Bugarra

Things to Do

Things to do near Bugarra’s River Beach

The town of Bugarra has a nice parish church of the seventeenth century, of baroque style.

Bugarra is of great ecological value and adventure sports. You can enjoy a refreshing swim, hike and explore mountain bike routes. You can also fish (it’s necessary to belong to a fishing club) and rent a kayak.

The area has many springs. The Hortezuela fountain and Pino, Marjuela and Viñas springs are well-known for their medicinal power.

Bugarra is a cavers‘ paradise. The mountains around Bugarra have a karst landscape, ideal for the development of caves. The river Turia has created ravines with many caves in them. Colomera Cave (with a large 56 × 44 m mouth), Meriguel, Vizcaíno and Higuera caves are all worth visiting.

 

To go wild swimming in the province of  VALENCIA, check out the following places!

El Salto de Chella is an amazing 25 m cascade. There is a viewpoint with impressive views of the waterfall, swimming hole and the countryside.

In the village of Anna, there is a beautiful lake called ‘Lago de Anna‘. There are also 3 waterfalls at the other end of Anna.  The most stunning waterfall is Gorgo de la Escalera.

Los Chorradores de Navarrés is a signposted route, on the outskirts of Navarrés. It has various waterfalls and is perfect to do with young children.

For a dip in the best swimming holes in the rivers of Valencia, check out Bolbaite, Pou Clar, and Gestalgar.

 

The province of ALICANTE is to the south of the province of Valencia. Check out these breathtaking spots!
El Barranco de la Encantada, Toll Blau,  or the Algar Waterfalls, close to Benidorm.

Where to Eat

This place is ideal to picnic by the river. You can also eat at the campsite bar-restaurant, which has great views of the river.

The orange tree is the main crop. In the dry land, they cultivate carob trees, olive trees and vines that produce excellent wine.

The gastronomy of Bugarra highlights the pot of leaves and ‘primo’ (a salty pasta). The San Isidro Cooperative sells various types of wine in bulk. A rich virgin olive oil is produced here (under the name Casa Nuestra). The most common olives are the Villalonga, which is a variety of the Manzanilla olive.

Accommodation

Fortunately, there are no large hotel complexes in this area. It’s best to stay with locals or rural houses.

Camping Río-Turia Bugarra‘ is run by the town hall. It’s a true natural paradise with abundant trees, comfortable facilities, activities and equipment.  It has a capacity for 210 persons but is usually complete on summer days.

Geography

Altitude

165 m (541 ft)

Size

Bugarra fluvial beach is quite large, and occupies about 600 meters along the Turia river.

Under Foot

Grass. Pebbles if you are inside the river, so wearing booties is advisable.

Maximum Water Depth

You can easily stand in almost all parts of the river along the river beach. It's very shallow in general.

Minimum Swimming Level

It's not necessary to know how to swim, as the river beach is shallow.

Shade

This area of ​​the river Turia passes through a wide valley that does not have high mountains on the sides. Hence there is sun from morning until evening. There are some trees to shelter you from the sun.

How Clean is the Swimming Spot?

The area is clean. You can see that the city council takes good care of it. On busy days people always leave garbage and cigarette butts. Every day the city council has to clean this natural area so that we can enjoy it. Please collaborate and respect the environment.

Water Quality

Underwater

The water is crystal clear but visibility is minimal (30 cm) due to the shallow depth. Some fish are very big (that’s why you can see fishermen in the area).

Water Temperature

A bit cold in summer, very cold in winter

Water Colour

Green-blue

How Clean is the Water?

Very clean and fresh
WILD SWIMMING
IN ALICANTE

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Check out the best Wild Swimming spots on the COAST!

Cala Granadella
Cala Portitxol
Playa del Carabassí

Keep it Clean!

The Rules

Clean the swimming holes!

Swimming Safety

Read these Tips
&
be Safe
when Wild Swimming

DESTINATIONS

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Spain
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Trinidad and Tobago
Costa Rica
India
Martinique

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