Porto Cristo Caves del Drach
One of the most famous visits in Mallorca is Las Cuevas del Drach, in Porto Cristo (Manacor municipality). They are so well-known that it will be practically impossible to visit them without queuing ...
It is convenient, in high season, to avoid the central hours of the day. We can wait for the last session, which is from November 1 to March 31 at 3:30 p.m. (there is a pass at 4:30 p.m., but without a concert) and from April to October at 5:00 p.m.
The first visit begins at 10 a.m. in summer and at 10:45 a.m. in winter.
Since the passes are at certain times (low season 10:45 h, 12:00 h, 14:00 h and 15:30 h .; high season 10:00 h, 11:00 h, 12:00 h, 14: 00 h, 15:00 h, 16:00 h and 17:00 h.), If you have time after buying the ticket you can take the opportunity to see a communication and defense tower built in 1577 (Serral dels Falcons tower).
It is part of the network of coastal defense towers whose function was to indicate the presence of Berber pirates on the coasts of Mallorca. It is reached by the small road that accesses the caves, in a straight line towards the coast. It is a beautiful landscape, at the box office they will tell you how to get there, it is very close, at the edge of the sea on a small cliff and with great views and guaranteed photographic report.
Photos, something that we will not be able to do inside the Cuevas del Drach, nor videos. It is recommended to wear footwear without heels, and with a non-slip sole, because in some areas of the cave there may be humidity on the floor. There are steps, narrowings and they are not adapted for baby carriages or wheelchairs.
The caves have a horizontal development close to 2,400 meters in length and depth, at their maximum height of 25 meters below the surface.
The caves hide inside a large underground lake, Lake Martel, considered one of the largest underground lakes in the world, where classical music concerts with pieces by Caballero, Chopin are offered daily ... an unforgettable experience to end the visit to the caves .
If you feel like waiting in line, after the concert you can take a short boat ride on the lake. The beauty of these caves is highlighted by the lighting projected and carried out by the engineer Carlos Buigas.
The exterior of the Caves is a shady place where we can see the peacocks roam freely.
Las Cuevas are located on the outskirts of Porto Cristo, a town, a natural and fishing port, with a beautiful but small beach, with fine sand and shallow water. Old fishing village where you can find numerous hotels, bars, restaurants and a large commercial area.
Not in vain the visit to the Caves of Drach in Mallorca is an essential appointment for all tourists who come to the island, highly recommended, exciting and unforgettable.
To move to the caves you can rent any model of bicycle. In Rental bikes you will surely find the bicycle that best suits your needs.