Caves of Drach, Porto Cristo

3.7
#1 of 147 in Parks in Majorca
Venture beneath the earth to see one of the world’s largest subterranean lakes at Caves of Drach. The four caves sit 25 m (82 ft) underground and stretch 2.4 km (1.5 mi). Marvel at the impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations that adorn the cave floors and ceilings. Take a guided tour through the caves, which includes a boat ride across Martel Lake and ends with a four-piece live classical concert. The paths can be quite steep and slippery, so be sure to wear good walking shoes. To visit Caves of Drach and other attractions in Porto Cristo, use our Porto Cristo trip builder tool .
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  • Spectacular site to visit with the whole family, especially with children since it is a very beautiful and magical place for them.
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  • Very beautiful cave where you can rediscover, what can make the nature so beautiful. Live music with a great acoustics. Some explanations were what was a little lacking. Must be seen. Tickets can be ordered online before. You must also print them. Because only at certain times are guided tours, recommended in season. Nice Café without overpriced prices. Tip: Who to trust, should be behind the entrance towards the coast "do". Great views of the cliffs.
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  • The only disappointment was not being able to stay for several hours. Every turn of the pathway going down into the depths of the caves brought a new and spectacular view of stalactites and stalagmite...  more »
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  • A beautiful cave with charming illumination and an enjoyable concert. On the other hand, the place is so crowded it ruins the experience. The parking is right opposite to the building where the tickets are sold. The parking is free and the parking lot is pretty big. There are two self-service ticket offices where you can choose the time for your visit and pay with a card (15.5€ for adult). Be careful about your arrival. The tickets are sold for certain times and are not unlimited. For the visiting times check their website (in August it was every hour from 10). The actual entrance to the cave is about 3 minutes from where you buy the tickets. Be there early or you will be stuck in a crowd for the whole visit. The temperature there is not low. People with flip-flops were okay :). The cave is not wheelchair accessible. Right before you leave the cave you will arrive to a place with benches. There you can enjoy a classical music concert about 10 minutes long. After that you can get to a boat and sail to the exit. The voyage is not really long and if you choose not to sail you can walk to the exit. I believe 4 maybe 5 boats circle around there. Then there is a necessary gift shop and you will leave the cave near the building where the tickets are sold. There is a restroom and a restaurant where you can order something to drink. As mentioned above the cave is a beautiful piece of nature. For me it was partially ruined by the amount of visitors. Try to get there as soon as possible (the first visitors were allowed in at 10) and push yourself forward in the queue. I was there in August 2018.
  • It's a magical place. I have seen a lot of different caves in my life but this is by far the best one I have ever seen. Very well maintained and very clean. This is the only cave that offers a real live concert. The orchestra in the little boat playing beautiful music. It was breathtaking. Oh and remember to sit on the furthest seat downstairs otherwise you'll have a hard time getting on the boat.
  • The caves are beautiful and totally worth the visit. There is also a small classical concert in the middle of the visit which was nice. Then why the 3 star review? Because the place is absolutely crowded. They let in too many people each hour and it shows. You can't take a picture without bothering someone, small babies cry during the visit and the concert ruining it for everyone. For 15€ you would expect some kind of guide, but nothing. BTW tickets booked online are 0.5 euro cheaper
  • The caves themselves are truly awe inspiring with plenty of facilities to cater for the many visitors. To get the most out of our visit we arrived early (just after ten) and purchased tickets for the 12:00 tour. We then left the site and made the short walk into Porto Cristo where we spent an hour exploring the marina and narrow streets of the old town. When we returned at 11:15 we went straight to the (mercifully) covered waiting area. Yes, this did mean a long wait but being first into the caves was definitely worth it as the tour guide can only be heard by the first half a dozen people. Being at the front of the line also allowed us to claim the best seats in the concert hall – front row on the far left – which in turn means you are first onto the boat ride.
  • An interesting place to walk around and well signposted to drive to. Not great wrestling a toddler on all the steps down there, but the concert in the dark was absolutely fantastic. Sit near the front if you want to get on a boat relatively quickly. We went as soon as it opened after looking here: good advice! Very busy when we returned to the entrance area.
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