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Visit to the Caves of Drach in Mallorca

One of the natural wonders you can visit in Mallorca is the Caves of Drach, a group of caverns that offer a magical journey underground.


One of the natural wonders you can visit in Mallorca is the Caves of Drach, a group of caverns that offer a magical journey underground.

Connected to each other in the depths, the Caves of Drach in Majorca are a true underground labyrinth and one of the most impressive natural heritages of the island. They can be visited all year round, offering a unique landscape of illuminated stalactites and stalagmites.

If you are planning a trip to Majorca, you cannot leave without visiting the Caves of Drach and delving into the natural formations of these famous caves. In this article we tell you everything you need to know to plan your visit. Read on to find out more!

History and characteristics of the Caves of Drach

Although the Drach Caves were known during the Middle Ages, they were not explored until the 18th century. In 1880, the German topographer and speleologist M.F. Will drew up the first detailed plan of the cave and in 1989, the French speleologist E.A. Martel discovered the cave that can be visited today.

The cave has been open to visitors since the 20th century when it began to be adapted to allow access and was illuminated to facilitate the tour.

The Cuevas del Drach are located inside carbonate rocks that are estimated to be between 5 and 11 million years old. They are calcareous rocks that have been broken down by the action of rainwater to form halls and lakes. The grotto is covered with stalactites and stalagmites that in some points join to form columns.

Where are the Caves of Drach?

Of all the caves in Mallorca, the Cuevas del Drach are the best known among tourists. These caves have become one of the most visited attractions on the island, and it is not surprising since their route hides a great beauty that is worth exploring.

The Caves of Drach are located on Carretera de Les Coves in the town of Porto Cristo, a fishing village on the east coast of the island. You can get there by private vehicle or by public transport (bus or taxi). From Palma de Mallorca you can reach the Caves of Drach in 1 h by car or 2 h by bus.

The Caves of Drach Tour

The route through the Cuevas del Drach flows horizontally over 1,200 metres and down to a depth of 25 m. below the surface. The caves conceal a large underground lake, Lake Martel, considered one of the largest underground lakes in the world.

The visit lasts approximately 1 hour and includes a short live classical music concert performed by a quartet of musicians in the magical atmosphere of the caves. After the performance, you can cross Lake Martel by boat or across a bridge to finish the visit.

The opening hours to enter the Caves of Drach are from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm in the low season and from 10 am to 5 pm in the high season.

Tickets for the Caves of Drach

You can buy tickets for the Caves of Drach on the official website to avoid going to the ticket office on arrival. Reservations are made for a specific time, and it is recommended that you arrive 15 minutes before. It is important to note that the visits are group visits, but there are no guided tours. They all include the classical music concert and the boat trip.

The prices for the Caves of Drach are as follows in the online rate, which is cheaper than at the ticket office:

  • Adults: 17 €.

  • Children: 10 €.

  • Babies: free

Discover Mallorca's Caves of Drach

A visit to the Drach Caves in Mallorca is a must-do experience if you are on the island. At Finca Serena Mallorca we invite you to a luxury accommodation from where you can visit the caves and other natural wonders. The caves are about 40 minutes’ drive from the hotel.

In our 5-star hotel in Mallorca you will find excellent amenities and services for a dream holiday in Mallorca. Our finca is surrounded by vineyards and Mediterranean countryside, offering an idyllic landscape to enjoy from the moment you wake up.

You can relax in our exclusive Único Spa, with different relaxing treatments, and taste the best of Mediterranean gastronomy in the Jacaranda Restaurant. Take advantage of Finca Serena's surroundings to enjoy all kinds of outdoor and wellness activities such as golf, cycling or hiking. A stay full of well-being and relaxation awaits you.

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Cuevas del Drach, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.
April 04, 2024