Explore the underground marvels of the island

Mallorca’s fantastic beaches are well-known, but have you ever visited any of its caves? The largest of the Balearic Islands has a number of spectacular caves where you can lose yourself among the stalagmites, discover the subterranean history of the island and enjoy a great day out with guided tours in a small boat. It doesn’t matter when you come on holiday or if you live here all year round, the best caves in Mallorca can be visited any time you like but going there in summer is an ideal way to escape from the heat. Today we will tell you about 3 caves in Mallorca that are essential visits.

Coves del Drach

The famous Coves del Drach, located in Porto Cristo, were even mentioned in a book by Jules Verne. That should give you an idea of just how special they are.

These caves are certainly one of the most important attractions of Mallorca. They are around 1,200 metres in length and reach a depth of up to 25 metres below ground level. There are also an infinite number of impressive rooms and galleries in the interior. The Cuevas de Drach also contain Lake Martel, one of the largest underground lakes in the world. One of the most remarkable experiences you can have is to book a boat ride with a “Lake Martel concert”, an activity which has been operating since 1935.

It is worth noting that there is free parking in the area, wifi and lots of space to have a picnic.

Cuevas de Artà

The beautiful Cuevas de Artà are on the coast of the town of Capdepera, specifically in Cap Vermell, and ringed by mountains. These caves are certainly among the best in Mallorca and besides visiting them, there are plenty of other facilities such as free parking, a bar, souvenir shop and toilets.

Visits to the caves last 40 minutes and are available in several languages. Groups enter separately approximately every half hour. The guided tour will take you through wonders such as areas known as Hell, Purgatory, the Theatre, the Organ, the Flag Room or the Elephant. The visit will also take you to see the “Queen of Columns” which is a stalagmite that is 22 metres high. When you leave, you can enjoy beautiful views over the bay of Canyamel.

Coves de Campanet

If you want to feel the excitement of an explorer, travelling back in time and experiencing the feeling of nature, you must visit the outstanding Coves de Campanet, a legendary proposal at any time of year.

These famous caves have a particular beauty of their own, and extend over a total area of 3,200 m2, with a marked route of nearly 400 metres. They were accidentally discovered in 1945 during a search for sources of water and are now open to the public. They are the most important cave system in the Serra de Tramuntana and were formed millions of years ago.

When you visit the Caves of Campanet, you can enjoy a guided tour lasting for 40 minutes, which is interactive and led by experts who will take you through a number of galleries and rooms: The Palm room, Virgin’s Chapel, The Red Room, the Haunted Castle, Lake Room, Romantic Room, Loud Waterfall, White Elephants and the Ghost Town. 

It is a unique experience that is certainly worth visiting if you want to discover the best that the caves of Mallorca have to offer. The facilities also include a gift shop, a parking area and a great bar/café that has a terrace overlooking beautiful views of the Tramuntana range. It is all located in the valley of San Miguel.

Discover the best of the island, its history and its caves by staying at Agroturismo Monnàber Vell.


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