Grotta Zinzulusa, Castro

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Get adventurous at Grotta Zinzulusa, a karst cave between Santa Cesarea Terme and Castro Marina. Explore the cave on foot or arrive by boat, then jump in for a swim in the crystal-clear water. Many archaeological finds have been made inside the cave, including the remains of hippopotamuses, horses, rhinoceroses, elephants, and bears, as well as Neolithic and Eneolithic earthenware. English-speaking guides are often available for this tour. Put Grotta Zinzulusa on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Castro trip itinerary builder .
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  • One of the most interesting karst caves in Salento, originated in the Pliocene due to erosion by water. The name derives from the presence of numerous stalactites and stalagmites that remind many cloths hanging (Zain in Salento).
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  • The cave is wonderful and I highly recommend going there and also do the boat tour, at negligible cost of 10 euro worth the trip!!! It's easy to get there and the round trip takes in total more or less an hour. The cave is a natural wonder, beautiful and the sea the same with beautiful colors. The guides are very prepared and with passion tell anecdotes and curiosities about the cave! Go for it.
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  • I find this cave a spectacle of nature, however it is advisable that you make best its practicability, also for the safety of visitors. Excellent work of the guides, who passionately tell anecdotes and curiosities about the cave.
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  • Crowded and over exploited. Tourists polluted the whole area, trash everywhere along the coast. Most of the original fauna disappeared. Beautiful coastline. Beautiful sea. We started collecting trash on our way up to the parking. What a shame.
  • Beautiful spot, with many stunning colours. We went there around 10 am, there was not much tourists so we could enjoy the views and sights. The 6€ visit is worth the visit only if you speak Italian and/or if you are very interested in caves (only 100m deep, and the visit finishes off graffitis of ruthless visitors from the 50's... desolating).
  • The experience was amazing. A beautiful place to visit. If you can take the chance to go on a boat tour only for a small fee and see even more hidden places. Unfortunately we didn't have time that day, as we had to leave to the Airport. Worth to go and explore this beautiful place. Clear light blue ocean and a growing cave.
  • Waste of time... tour guide tells you as much as is already on the leaflet. Short cave and not spectacular.
  • It's a must to visit if coming to East coast Salento. Shows you the power of nature.

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