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Los Chorradores de Navarrés

Route through a set of waterfalls and beautiful swimming holes, close to the town of Navarrés, in the interior of Valencia (Spain).

Navarrés, located in the region of ‘La Canal de Navarrés’ in the province of Valencia, is 68 km from Valencia city. The route of ‘Los Chorradores de Navarrés’ starts 1.5 km from this town.

Along this route, you will find waterfalls and swimming holes. They are in a humid area with lush vegetation within the ravine called ‘Barranco del Barcal’. In 2014, this place was declared a ‘Municipal Natural Area‘, with an area of ​​about 29 hectares. The route has wooden railings marking the route, a few wooden bridges, and stones to cross over the river.

From the car park, the path descends and at some point, you have to pass between walls that create a kind of tunnel. Many friendly little lizards sunbathe on these walls. (I stroked the head of a 3 cm lizard that loved it!).

After a few minutes, the vegetation starts to be more abundant and you´ll hear the first sounds of water. ‘La Fuente Clara’ (Clear Fountain) is a small rock cave covered by moss and ferns. A curtain of water of small jets fall at the entrance, creating a magical spectacle.

A few minutes from here, the trail starts to go along the riverside. You’ll see ‘El Chorrador’, the largest waterfall of ‘Los Chorradores de Navarrés’. This beautiful waterfall is about 20 m high. At its feet lies a fantastic blue swimming hole, that might seduce you to take a dip.

If you continue you will arrive at the ‘Azud de Badina Migas’, a small weir with a gate closing the channel. Eventually, you´ll arrive at ‘Los Chorradores de Navarrés’, a double waterfall. Water pours down into a beautiful natural pool with moss-covered rock. If you continue, after a wide curve, you´ll arrive at the ‘Font de la Figuera’ (Fountain of the Fig Tree) picnic area. It has wooden tables and benches under an impressive fig tree. To the right of this recreational area is the fountain, in a small stone and tile construction.

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On the CV-580, 2 km away from Navarrés, the parking and access to ‘Paraje Natural Municipal (PNM) Los Chorradores’ are signposted.

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At the beginning of the route, there is a section with high earth walls on the sides, where friendly tiny lizards sunbathe.

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To the left of these walls is a narrow sidetrack (which is easy to miss) that takes you to the first picnic area of the route.

Fuente Clara

A few meters away is ‘La Fuente Clara’ (Clear Fountain). A water spring located in a small cave surrounded by vegetation.

Fuente Clara

This beautiful natural fountain has a curtain of water jets at the entrance.

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After ‘Fuente Clara’, the route of ‘Los Chorradores de Navarrés’ becomes a wide path. There are benches, little bridges and areas with wooden railings.

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The largest waterfall on the route (‘El Chorrador’) has a height of about 20 m and a deep blue swimming hole. The view can be enjoyed from several wooden benches.

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‘El Chorrador’ is the best place on the route for taking a dip.

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There are other smaller waterfalls along the trail.

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‘Los Chorradores’ is a double waterfall. It has water throughout the year. Yet the flow can fluctuate even on the same day when water is used for irrigation.

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‘Los Chorradores’ are close to villages where water is abundant, such as Navarrés, Chella, Anna, Quesa or Bicorp.

Fuente-de-la-Higuera - picnic area

At the end of the route is the ‘Fuente de la Higuera’ (a recreational area with a fountain, under a large fig tree). Along the route, you will see other fruit trees such as pomegranates.

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Getting There

Transport Options

From Valencia, you can get to the town of Navarrés by train to L’Enova-Manuel and from there by taxi. You can also go in your vehicle or by bus. From Valencia, there is a direct bus to Navarrés (about 1 h 30 min). These buses leave from Monday to Friday twice a day from the Valencia terminal.

Getting There

How to get to ‘Los Chorradores de Navarrés’?

From Valencia, follow the A-35 highway and take exit 42, which brings you to road CV-580. This road connects the towns of Anna, Chella, Bolbaite and Navarrés. From Valencia city, it takes around 1 h 10 min. From Alicante, Elche and Albacete, it takes around 1h 30 min.

Once in Navarrés, you can walk from town (the long route). You can also park closer by following the CV-580 towards Quesa. A few km from Navarrés, there is a detour to the right towards the parking lot. It’s well signposted. This parking is the start of ‘Los Chorradores de Navarrés’ route. It´s a 1.5 km linear route ending at the ‘Font de la Figuera’ picnic area.

It’s an easy route with benches along the way and it’s well signposted. It has 2 areas with picnic tables (for the location see the ‘Where to Eat’ section). You´ll have to cross the river several times, crossing small bridges and jumping over large stones (it’s neither dangerous nor difficult).

Parking

The (open-air) parking lot for ‘Chorradores of Navarrés’ is 1.5 km from Navarrés. It’s well signposted. When taking the CV-580 road (direction Quesa) you will find the entrance on the right-hand side of the road.

There is space for around 40 cars. It’s also suitable for campers and motorhomes.
There is a fee to use the car park (€ 3) on weekends, holidays, and in July and August.

Location

Spain, Valencia

Coordinates

Villages Nearby

Navarrés (1,5 km), Quesa (2 km), Bolbaite (5 km), Chella (7 km), Anna (10 km), Xàtiva (28 km)

Difficulty Level

Easy

Walking Time

It's about 5 minutes walking from the parking lot to 'El Chorrador' (the best place on the route to swim).

Drinking Water Spots

None

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When to Go

The best time to go to this place to swim is in spring and summer when there is more water in the swimming holes and waterfalls. However, it’s always open.

Entrance Fee

None

Activities

Swimming in the natural pools and waterfalls
Hiking, walking along the riverbank
Picnic in the designated areas

Facilities

There are wooden bridges, stairs or stones to cross the river and railings marking the route. There are benches to sit by the river bank and signs displaying the names of some plants. You will also find 2 picnic areas with tables and benches (see the Where to Eat section below).

Kids

The route to Los Chorradores is an easy journey with hardly any gradient. If you go with small children, you can choose to do only the second part of the route, which is around 1,5 km to the car park. Some parts are not good for baby strollers. But it’s an ideal route to do with children who can walk. They will be delighted with the bridges, fountains, waterfalls and swimming holes and a swim in the middle of nature.

Dogs

Yes

Skinny Dipping

No

Wheelchair Access

The descent from the car park to 'Chorrador de Navarrés' is not suitable for wheelchairs. Yet, the rest of the route to 'Fuente de la Higuera' has a flat and wide dirt road.

Restrictions

It’s forbidden to light a fire, litter and smoke.

Avoid carrying coolers (and chairs, hammocks, tables) and playing loud music.

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 discovered 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 near ‘Los Chorradores de Navarrés’?

Pozo de las Quebradas‘ is nearby. It’s a natural pool with ferruginous thermal waters with healing properties.

The long hiking route of ‘Los Chorradores de Navarrés‘ is a circular route of 10.3 km. You can start in the town of Navarrés (next to the Youth Information Center). After walking between crop fields for 2.5 km you reach the place. It’s a simple route that can be done in 4 hours.

 

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

The ‘Charcos de Quesa‘ are 10 km from ‘Chorradores de Navarrés’, west of the town of Quesa. It’s a set of fascinating swimming holes carved in rock.

In the town of Bolbaite, there are a series of 3 spectacular natural pools in the river.

On the outskirts of Chella is ‘Salto de Chella‘, a beautiful 25 m waterfall with a green emerald swimming hole. The viewpoint is at the top of the town of Chella, offering an impressive view of the waterfall, swimming hole and the surrounding countryside.

In the town of Anna, there is a jaw-dropping lake (Lago de Anna) and 3 waterfalls. These can be enjoyed by doing the Route of the 3 Waterfalls. For swimming, the best is the ‘Gorgo de la Escalera‘, an impressive waterfall.

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

Where to Eat

Where to eat near ‘Los Chorradores de Navarrés’?

You can picnic in 2 picnic areas. The first picnic area is on the left-hand side of the path that goes down from the parking lot to ‘Fuente Clara’. Many people do not see it because it’s not signposted. It has 3 wooden tables under some trees, benches and a few trash cans. The second picnic area, ‘Fuente de la Higuera‘, is larger. It’s located at the end of the trail, 1.5 km away from the largest waterfall ‘La Chorrera’.

You can also eat in one of the restaurants in Navarrés. Here you can try typical dishes of the region, such as gachamiga, baked rice or gazpacho.

Accommodation

Where to sleep near ‘Los Chorradores de Navarrés’?

Fortunately, there are no large hotel complexes in this area dotted with villages and small ​​towns. Hence it’s best to stay with locals or in a rural house.

Geography

Altitude

255 m. (836 ft)

Size

The main waterfall has a height of 20 m. The flow of the jet can vary greatly, even on the same day. The swimming hole under it is medium-sized.

Under Foot

Soil and some rocks

Maximum Water Depth

The depth is more than 2 m under the waterfall. At the shores of the swimming hole it's shallow and there are many places where you can stand.

Minimum Swimming Level

If you stay at the edge of the swimming hole (where it's shallow), you don't need to know how to swim.

Shade

'Los Chorradores de Navarrés' is in the sun until somewhat after midday. After that, the sun hides behind the waterfall, leaving the waterfall and swimming hole in the shade.

How Clean is Swimming Spot?

Very clean

Water

Underwater

Visibility is medium (2 m). There is not much to see, only a few tiny fish.

Water Temperature

Cold

Water Colour

Deep blue (cenote colour)

How Clean is Water?

Very clean
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