Nerja Caves

Nerja Caves

Nerja Caves, SpainOn Thursday we went to Nerja Caves with our guests, a large cave complex in Spain. It’s a truly stunning place to visit but let’s start at the start as things have changed since our last visit.

The caves are open 9h – 15h in winter and 9h – 17h30 in July & August, every day of the year except January 1st and May 15th. Groups are let into the caves every 30 minutes and you will need proper shoes, no flip-flops!

There are various options for your visit, but we opted for the ‘General Visit’ which is 10 euros per person. The general visit includes an 8-10 minute video which tells of the discovery of the caves and a little about the caves themselves. The audio that goes alongside the video is available in several languages. The video is then followed by an ‘audio guided tour’ around the first chamber of the caves themselves.

Now, something I will say is that the audio part of the tour didn’t work for any of our family. Once the guide, who rushed through the caves, was out of range the audio kit was useless. The option of keeping up with the guide would have meant no chance to pause and either really look at the caves or take photos.

If you’re really interested in the history of the caves and other information about then then I would suggest downloading the free Nerja Caves app before you go and using that to discover the caves, or buying a book on them from the gift shop, and just enjoying your time in the caves themselves because they are truly stunning.

There areĀ a lot of steps in the cave, as you would expect, so they are not accessible for those in wheelchairs, or with any condition that makes climbing steps difficult, though there are places to sit every so often if you’re OK with walking but struggle a bit with steps and need breaks occasionally you should be OK.

In my opinion the caves are well worth a visit but please remember that no flash photography is allowed in the caves to protect them.

There is a cafe/restaurant on the cave complex too if you find yourself peckish or in need of a drink. You can also wander round the gardens if you’re short of something to do while waiting for your entry slot.

More information can be found on the Nerja Caves website.

Nerja Caves

Nerja Caves

Nerja Caves

1 comment

  1. Tin

    Very useful tips! I would definately opt to download the app and be able to walk at my own pace, rather than try and keep up with the tour guide. Lovely images, it really makes me want to visit.

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