With this run of crippling hot weather, take a trip to any one (or more) of the caves in the Valencia region, some closer than you may think!
The “Cave of Skulls” in Benidoleig …….is a little inland gem of historic interest, especially when the weather is hot and you have had enough of cooling down in the pool, sea or in front of the TV with air conditioning on full blast!
‘’Cool off with this cave walk, get lost in the gift shop and enjoy ice cream in the cafe whilst the children run around on the play park. Short day trip but worth a visit’’
Located in Benidoleig is a magnificent cave system which is open to the public. Arrive at the attraction where there is ample free parking and over-spill road side parking.
Entering through the gift shop to purchase your ticket you are then led up the ramp or steps to the mouth of the cave. A small goldfish pond and prehistoric statues will entertain the young ones whilst you read up on the history of the caves and there inhabitants.
A staircase provides access to a small caved terrace to take in an alternative view of the 60ft high cave entrance.
Follow the cave system through the mountain, various openings make for great photo opportunities and along the way more information (in various languages) is available in written text so that you can learn about the caves.
The route path is made of wooden planks and lighting is throughout the caves. At the end of the walk you can view the water well the head back through the caves to the gift shop.
The gift shop is well stocked for those interested in fossil collecting, geodes and similar. Attached is a small traditional Spanish tapas bar/cafe with cold drinks, beer, ice cream, sandwiches and tapas available. Outside is a large seating area and a children’s play park.
Expect the cave walk to last around 30 minutes depending how fast you walk!
Pricing Range: 0-4yrs FREE, Children €2.00, Adults €3.90
Target Age Range: All age groups. (Fully accessible for pushchairs)
Address: Carretera Benidoleig – Pedreguer, s/n, 03759 Benidoleig, Alicante
Coves de Sant Josep
Embark on an adventure to the centre of the earth! A unique natural space where visitors discover new sensations, impressive silence, mystery of the origin and a feeling of travelling through time.
Your tour takes you on a boat through the winding caves, the echoing sound of water droplets hitting the water. Marvel at natural rock formations and harmonious natural light.
Experience life in the cave where its inhabitants lived more than 15,000 years ago.
Additional services on site include free parking, hiking trails, children’s entertainment (high season only), summer pool, picnic areas, children’s play area, gift shop.
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These caves are a major attraction not only in Busot but throughout Alicante. Located on the northern slope of the Sierra Cabeco D’Or, it is one of the few attractions dated back to Jurassic periods in the province. It is just over an hour’s drive from Javea.
They are home to one of the highest vaults in Spain, with a height of 70 metres , which looks like the authentic vault of a cathedral.
Parking, gift shop and cafe available on site.
Just over an hour’s drive from Javea
From July 1 to August 31 …Every day of the week from 10: 30h. at 7:30 p.m.
- WINTER SCHEDULE
From September 1 to June 30
- Closed Mondays.
- From Tuesday to Friday from 10: 30h. at 4:50 p.m.
- Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 10:30 am. at 5:50 pm.
- Adults (from 14 years old): 7 euros.
- Organized Groups (minimum 20 people), retired people, Carné Jove or TIU: 4.50 euros.
- Children from 5 to 14 years old (in groups or individually): 3.50 euros.
- Children under 5 years free.
Address: 03111 Busot, Alicante