There are a million ways to see and explore the island, through routes of creeks and coves, through towns, and monuments.
We propose a distinct option that will make you feel like an explorer of the underground labyrinths of Mallorca. Currently, there are about 200 caves that have been discovered, we offer you a selection made up of the top three best known.
Cuevas del Drach
Made up 4 large caves situated in the municipality of Manacor, close to the location of Porto Cristo. The four caves are connected and their names are: Cueva Negra (Black Cave), Cueva Blanca ( White Cave), Cueva de Luis Salvador (Cave of Luis Salvador) and Cueva de los Frances (Cave of the French).
They are considered Patrimonio Histórico de España (Heritage of Spain) and have received the title of Bien de Interés Cultural (Good cultural attractions). After the discovery of the caves, within one the Lago Martel (Lake Martel), which boasts to be one of the largest underground lakes in the world. The visit lasts approximately one hour, during which close to 1200 meters are travelled by foot. You can also enjoy a small concert of classical music by the lake.
Ctra Cuevas s/n, 07680 Porto Cristo.
from 1/11 to 13/3: 10´45h;12h; 14h; 15´30h.
from 14/3 to 31/10: 10h; 11h; 12h; 14; 15h; 16h; 17h.
14´50 euros/adult; 7´5euros/niño (3 to 12 years); Free (babies under 2 years old)
Cuevas dels Hams
These natural beauties are older than 10 million years. However they were not discovered until 1905, when the speleologist Pedro Caldentey found them casually on his search for onyx. The rocky system is made up of three caves: the round cave (la cueva redonda), the blue cave (la cueva azul), and the classic cave (la cueva clásica). Not only just that, the underground Mar de Venecia, where you can enjoy a spectacular musical is also included. There is also a space where a time-lapse film titled Génesis, la historia de la vida (Genesis the story of life) is projected.
Ctra. de Ma-4020, Manacor- Porto Cristo km. 11
from 16/11 to 28/2 from 10h to 16h.
from 1/3 to 30/6 from 10h to 16´30h.
from 1/7 to 15/10 from 10h to 17h.
21 euros/adults; 50% kids from 4 to 12 years old; Free for kids under 4 years old; 50% residents and Free for children residents.
Cuevas de Campanet
These caves a curious and recent story. They were discovered by the owner of the estate where they are located. Bartmoeu Palou noticed that cool air came from some rocks and decided to investigate and find water inside, behind the rocks. What he found were the Caves of Campanet (las Cuevas de Campanet), and that was the first time someone entered the rocky cave.
Autopista Palma-Sa Pobla-Port d´Alcudia, Salida 37. Campanet.
Everyday from 10h to 17´30h during Winter and until 18´30 in during the Summer.
14 euros/adult; 8 euros/kids between 4 and 12 years old.