Fundación Cueva de Nerja, Nerja

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Discover prehistoric life in the underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja. Stretching almost 5 km (3.1 mi), the caves are a long series of caverns comprised of eight rooms and two main entrances. Tour the main lobby to see human artifacts and remains found in the caves. In the Elephant Tusk chamber, admire the impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations. Attend a concert in the 600-seat natural amphitheater of the Cascade room. The caves are accessible by car or bus, but a relaxing walk along the coast is another way to return to Nerja. Arrange your visit to Fundación Cueva de Nerja and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nerja using our Nerja travel planner .
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  • Was here 25 years ago and on my wishlist to see it again. Still as beautiful as that time. I have seen many caves, but this one belongs to the top of the world...  more »
  • Very large cave with stalactites and stalacmites. The direction of the tour is clearly marked. Many steep stairs.
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  • The night tour is very well organized. First give you a flashlight you have to put on the head (as a miner), because it is completely in the dark. Miguel is a good guide, who knows a very entertaining two-hour visit. It's not for nothing tired or tedious. It also seemed very difficult. It was very dry and, therefore, little slippery. We ask about the dryness of the cave, and Miguel told us that, paradoxically, it is much more humid in summer. At the end they gave us the flashlight. We liked the visit. It is worth.
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  • The cave is amazing, and as we bought our ticket online we didn't have any waiting time. You typically don't get to spend more time at any place than how long the explanation on the audio guide is though. While it would be great to spend a bit more time at some places and to be there with less people, we did not feel too rushed through the cave. It's worth a visit for just seeing the cave with your own eyes anyway.
  • Need to visit, beautiful and spectacularly big spaces. Five stars for the cave itself. Service would be only one star though. For €10,- you go in with a group of at least thirty or so people (and from the moment you buy a ticket at the entrance the next possible entry could be hours later) and that's already too many people for one human guide. You all get audio guides (German and English available) and you follow the human guide who only tells you when to move on and yells many times at every obnoxious tourist who refuses to turn off the flash on their camera. While you are in there a few other groups of again tens of people each will be there. It makes for a noisy very distracting tourist attraction. I don't think many people completely heard and understood the story the audio guide was telling. The result is four stars only because the cave is so beautiful with gigantic rooms and structures in it and for the history it contains.
  • Worth seeing while in Nerja. Entry was only €10, which isn't bad value, the tour takes around 30-40 mins. It does feel as though you are pushed round the tour as quick as possible, which is a shame. It would be nicer to take it at your own pace. Worth a visit if you are there
  • Must see, awesome caves, massive, only partly open. Beautiful lighting. One has to join a tour which was very helpful. t would be nice to be able to hang around and absorb to experience. Again, this is a must see attraction
  • Excellent caves with English audio in with the price. Do not be fooled by the promo pics as the caves cannot be lite up to this level so make sure you get your settings right on your camera/phone as flash photography isn't allowed. You will be denied access if you turn up in flip flops. The caves are warm in the summer so you can go in shorts and T shirt. Okay family visit but can only spend a few hours there.

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Luxury and economy hotels line the water at Burriana Beach, the most popular beach in the city. For a stay in the center of the action, consider lodging at Carabeo Beach along the town's main promenade. Lodging in El Capistrano Village, a recreation of a traditional village, offers a peaceful respite in white-washed buildings among flower gardens.
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