Coves de Sant Josep, La Vall d'Uixo

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Cave
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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  • Visit is interesting and Nice, so is the staff. The environment is a bit commercialized more. I do not like these sites, and thus missing the fifth star, is getting out of the topic not to make pictures, despite the fact that they make one with a flash standard at a very high price. Otherwise, visit almost obligda in the province.
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  • The tour is amazing and worth. It's a little claustrophobic in some areas where the ceiling is very low and walls are very narrow, but it is certainly a place worth seeing. All is quiet, silent, the water is pristine, the guide in addition to managing the boat incredibly well (even when there are only a couple of centimeters to not collide with the walls) explained everything thoroughly and in a very entertaining way. It is amazing the shape that has the nature of giving us these small paradises so perfect. The only downside is that, as in so many other sites, do not let take any picture of memory. They take one when you ride you into the boat, but that comes with a lot of people and you know, then you have to pay (always seeks business). I understand that some would not respect "non-use" Flash and therefore always pay just for sinners, but it is a real shame not to return to see a so so beautiful site in your photo album. Although the visit undoubtedly 100% recommended.
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  • It is a wondrous place to visit alone, in groups, with older children. Very easy to reach. A jewel of nature.
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  • 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.
  • Nice tourist attraction - there is a cave, with underground lake, with nice typical cave features like stalactites and stalagmites. The trip lasts about an hour and is partly on boats, partly on foot. Altogether, very nice experience. It is worth to buy tickets over Internet in advance, the queues might be long in the high season. It is warm inside, like 20-21 degrees, so T-shirts are fine. As we are from Poland, we are used to much colder caves (it is typically +7-9 degrees in caves over here), so this was a nice surprise :-)
  • Fantastic day out for adults and children