10 Caves to explore
Nerja Caves, the most well-known due to their prime location on the Costa del Sol. This grand underground cave makes for a great visit. The space inside the cave is huge. As you get inside you see that it has been adapted with walkways and railings. Walking through is easy, quite safe for the groups going inside and they have the caves restaurant where you can end with a nice cold refreshing drink or order something to eat. There are panels along the route inside the caves explaining how it has been used over centuries.
Cuevas del Tesoro. Although this cave is less well known it is in the same area as the Nerja Cave. Just 40kms separate the Cueva del Tesoro from the Nerja Caves. This smaller cave located in the Cala del Moral, Malaga shouldn't be overlooked.
It was formed in deep-sea many ages ago which makes it interesting to see the impact that the wave formations and shapes in the rock along the walls appear.
There is a car park and visitors centre there.
Cave houses in Granada province there are lots of natural caves formed. Towns such as Huescar, Galera, Guadix and Purellena are all great examples of locations with a high number of cave houses. Some of them are used as Restaurants, Hotels, Rural accommodation, homes and even vineyards.
Cueva de los murcielagos, this spooky sounding Bat Cave is located in the charming town of Zuheros. It's worth taking a trip to this authentic location in Cordoba province. See the cave in the morning and the white town in the afternoon.
Cueva de las Ventanas, known in Spanish as the Cave of the Windows, this cave in Piñar, North of Granada is great for those with children or who don't want to go through too many steps. 1,200 meters long the route only visits the first part of the cave and it is on a level walkway with no steps.
Cueva de Sorbas, Inland from the Cabo de Gata coastline in Almeria. As these formations dissolve easily with water, it is difficult to find them and maintain them. The guided tour takes 90 mins. The highlight is, of course, seeing the crystals shine on the roof of the caves.
Cuevas del Sol. The town of Setenil de las Bodegas in Cádiz is breath-taking. Basically instead of building to avoid the rocks and caves. The locals decided to put their houses right bang in the middle of the caves which in effect the natural town has a lid on it.
The first Spanish cave to be opened to the public was in Aracena. Located in Huelva province the Gruta de las Maravillas is a true gem.
Sacromonte caves, some of the most well-known caves in Granada. With their unique characteristic ceramic and copper decorations. They are extremely picturesque.
The Pulpi Geode, not technically a cave but it's underground. Located in a Lead Mine in Pilar de Jaravia, Almeria. Although this can't be visited at the moment, you can see a virtual visit at San Juan de Los Terreros which isn't too far.
It's a great way to get an idea of what this amazing sight looks like.
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