Coves de Sant Josep, La Vall d'Uixo

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Explore Coves de Sant Josep, the longest navigable underground river in Europe. Enter into the depths of the earth on a small boat, and view the natural formations as you duck your head under rocks and enjoy the soft music and lighting in the cave. You'll have the chance to explore on foot as well before heading back to the entrance. Portable recordings are available in English to explain what you are seeing. There are also cafes and small shops near the entrance. This attraction is not for the claustrophobic, as you will be going through small, dark areas, sometimes with low ceilings. Plan to see Coves de Sant Josep and other attractions that appeal to you using our La Vall d'Uixo vacation planner.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Good tour if you're on the beach and you get bad day, which is what we did. Very cool to go with children.
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  • August 19, 2017
    We enjoyed the boat ride through the caves, you must try to not the boat and be careful getting on and off. Our tour guide gave us even more information than the actual tour guide from the Coves. Very...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    The visit is curious and delightful, but it has some drawbacks. The Boatman doesn't do much explanations, is like a factory, people up and down. Waiting for other boats to pass is important, and the visit real should be 25 minutes. In the part of the cave which is made on foot there is no explanation.
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  • Well worth a visit. In busy times.....Book tickets online. There are only so many tickets per hour. Interesting caves...Presented really well. Book trip/ walk/ boat trip format. Lasts approx 45 minutes
  • A great place and the caves are spectacular. It would be better if there was more information about their history and use.
  • The Caves of Sant Josep of Vall d’Uixo, located in the Azahar Coast, right in the heart of the Mediterranean and the Natural Park of the Espadán Mountain Range, hold the Europe’s biggest subterranean river, where the visitor have the opportunity to connect with mother nature in its most pure state. It’s a unique and mysterious place, where over the years the water has shaped the rocks and where humanity has found shelter during the pre-historic era. Archeological remains, rocks that look like they were hand shaped and a very gentle lighting are what make the Caves of Sant Josep one of the most touristic places in Spain. THE VISIT: A river of sensations You visit the Cave in a very smooth boat ride, guided by a boatman, sailing on the subterranean river, in a 3 km tour, which is the only part explored until now. There are natural calcite formations as stalactites and stalagmites, smoothly illuminated, which along with the water dripping makes this a unique experience. The visit lasts 40 minutes, in a stable temperature of 20º C all year long. LOOKING BACK The Caves of Sant Josep go deep in the heart of the earth and are still far from being fully explored. It was the shelter for the first locals, from whose remains were found inside the cave. The archeological site shows that the Caves were inhabit 15.000 years ago, leaving cave paintings and wild animal remains as testimony.
  • Worth visiting the water tour, can get quite chilly down under during colder months. Not that awesome and spectacular as I thought but still good. WATCH your head! It's a tourist area so food is also touristy.
  • Fascinating underground river trip. Great early in year Imagine could be congested in season.

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