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Out and About… Cool Off In The Caves

by Loraine Gostling

With hot weather now due to return, maybe 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. Click the photo below for full information.

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.


The Canelobre Caves

The Canelobre Caves are one of the main tourist attractions not only in Busot, but in the entire province of Alicante . Located at an altitude of 700 metres on the northern slope of the Cabeçó D’Or mountain range – one of the few Jurassic relics in the province – they are magnificent.

Inside the caves there is a space of more than 80,000 m2 that can be accessed through a 45-metre tunnel, in which water and rock have given rise to impressive shapes such as stalactites, stalagmites, columns and jellyfish, among many others. .Click the photo below for full inforation.

Parking, gift shop and cafe available on site.

Cova del Rull 

Was discovered in 1919 by José Vicente Mengual (Uncle Rull) when out hunting with his dog which was following a rabbit going down a hole. The next day he tried to remove some stones from the hole and it was here that he found the cave that now bears his nickname.

In the sixties, due to increased tourism, “Uncle Rull” opened it to the public .

There is a lot to explore in the La Vall D’Ebo including:-ETHNOLOGICAL MUSEUM AND INTERPRETATION CENTRE OF ROCK ARTThe Museum of Ethnology

The Caves of Requina

The caves of the town of Requena, one of the prettiest and most historic towns of Valencia, are a sight not to be missed.

An impressive tour that takes visitors back to medieval times, a visit to the caves of La Villa Requena where many houses have their own artificial caves. They have been used as a cellar, pantry, silo and even refugio .The 22 caves located in the Plaza de la Villa are originally from the Muslim period, dating from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries. Click the photo below for more information….

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