Cova de Can Marca, Port de Sant Miguel

#3 of 7 in Nature in Ibiza
Discover the beauty and mystery of the 100,000-year-old rock formations within Cova de Can Marca, a cave on the north end of Ibiza only widely known to the public since the 1970s. Explore the cave’s stalagmites and stalactites, and look for painted marks once used by smugglers to navigate the chambers. Join a 40-minute guided tour of the cavern, and marvel as it culminates in a light show involving a subterranean waterfall. Grab a drink at the cave’s cafe and relax in its terraced seating area with views of the hills and cliffs across the bay. Those with epilepsy should keep in mind that the light show at the end of the tour contains sudden bright flashing lights. Put Cova de Can Marca into our Port de Sant Miguel online trip itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Not anybodys fault but this is not exactly the kind of cave tour I expected. A couple of steep walks, 1 waterfall effect and you were on your way back out. Guide told history of them but as I say, it ...  more »
  • Very nice, the course is relatively short and there is little to see. The visit is Wizard, a guide tells a few hints about the history of these caves. Lights and artificial water make it more impressive but little ... natural!
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  • Gosh... that was so boring. The tour lasted 30min but could have been done in 5min. The guide was completely uninterested mumbling something while stroking her hair. Light show was pathetic, the woman...  more »
  • Really enjoyed it. Bit of a walk down to the bottom/entrance so if you're not good with stairs or so stable on your feet it may not be easy. Brilliant views out on to the sea - great photo opportunities! The caves were interesting. They've tried to make them more interesting but still it was a good way to spend an hour!
  • 11 euros per adult, 7 per kid even under 2 years old. We have been charged 29 euros for two adults and kid... Not worth the money. Groups are to big. Everywhere plumbing pipes to make impression of natural water flow... Fake. If you want to see something similar just turn lights off in your bedroom and turn on your torch... Only good thing is that the guide is rushing and this disaster doesn't take that long. Worst spend 29 euros in my life.
  • I think it's a cool experience and the views from this place are pretty spectacular. 11euros is a bit pricey but if they're going to support ibiza then I'm all for it. It's definitely been modified to make way for tourists but they don't pretend otherwise. The waterfall show is definitely overkill and sort of ruined the effect for us. They play music and have strobe lights on a fake waterfall and that whole part just seems unnecessary. They should just have that trigger when people are coming to that part of the tour without the music or light effects. The cave itself is quite expansive and we were lucky enough not to have a wait at all and it wasn't that hot outside so definitely worth it if that's the case for u and you're into this kinda thing.
  • A lovely cave system, cost €11 for adults and €7 for children for a 40min guided tour (Aug 2017). Worth a visit. Great views across the bay too.
  • These caves are quite cool to see, however a few things caught us on the hop. You have to wait for a guided tour, you can't just wander about, but they do happen pretty frequently. There are lots of steps with no shade down the cliff to get to the entrance. If you're in a big group, this means you may end up queuing in the sun for a while, so bring your hat/sunglasses/sun cream. The guide was friendly and lots of fun, quite an achievement as she probably had to make the same jokes frequently throughout the day. The caves themselves are great, but a very short tour for the price (11 euro), and topped off with a nausea inducing totally unnecessarily strobe light show.

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