Barranco de L’Encantada is river canyon located about an hour and 15 minutes from Gran Alacant near the small town of Planes de la Baronia. There is a lovely waterfall called Gorg de Salt where you can swim. One of the great things about the Costa Blanca is the Med and the beaches. We love the beach but sometimes it can be nice to escape to the hills and swim in freshwater.
To get to the waterfall and swimming hole at Gorg de Salt, you make your way down some stairs and over a little bridge. This is a short but not a particularly difficult climb up or down but we wouldn’t recommend it to anyone with mobility issues. You will be well rewarded. It is an absolutely beautiful little spot. A little gravel beach, crystal clear (cold!) mountain water and a waterfall.
And it is dog friendly!
Tips for visiting Gorg de Salt/Barranco de L’Encantada
Hit the bathroom before coming here, there are no facilities, and pack a picnic especially plenty of water for you and your pups. Leave it better than you found it. Pack out all of your rubbish including dog waste. There are no bins. There is a small area for parking cars.
Directions to Gorg de Salt/Barranco de L’Encantada from Gran Alacant
When you leave Gran Alacant, take the N-332 headed toward Alicante and the airport. Use the right lane to take the N-338 ramp toward the airport. Follow signs for A-70/Alacant/Benidorm/València/Madrid/A-31and merge onto A-70. Take exit 13 toward Alacant/Alicante. Keep left at the fork to continue toward A-77. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A-77 heading to Alcoi/AP-7/Madrid. Continue onto the A-7 and follow for 54 kilometers. Take exit 436 for CV-700 toward Muro de Alcoy este/Benimarfull/L‘Alqueria D‘Asnar. Follow for about 11.5 kilometers. You are going to drive through the village of Planes. After you leave the village keep your eyes open. There is a small sign indicating where to make a sharp left, just before a bend in the CV-700.
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