The breathtaking Caves of Canelobre are about 24 kilometres inland from Alicante near Busot and 20 kilometres towards Benidorm on the northern slope of the 700 metres high Cabecó mountain. It is known to be Spain’s largest and deepest cave system. The caves were formed millions of years ago but they are still gradually developing at a rate of just 1cm every 100 years! The stalactites and stalagmites are endlessly growing and assisted by the clever lighting, take on the shapes and forms of all kinds of animals as well as giving the caves a cathedral like feel. Candelabra formation is the main attraction here from which the caves have taken their name.
Cuevas del Canelobre (Candelabra Caves) are famous not only for their natural beauty but also because of the number of concerts and folk festivals conducted here as the cave’s chamber has excellent acoustics.
The caves are open all year and can only be visited as part of a guided tour. It is also advised to take warm clothing as it is cold.
For further information, you may also visit the website: www.busot.es or www.cuevasdecanelobre.com
ADDRESS: Busot, Alicante
Tel No. 96 569 92 50/679 669 852
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
FACILITIES AND THINGS TO DO AT CUEVAS DEL CANELOBRE
Entrance fees apply for the hourly guided tours of the cave system. The tours are in different languages so you can get to know all kinds of fascinating information.
The guided tours last approximately 40-45 minutes.
Prices are as follows:
Children ages 5 to 12: €3.50
Children under 5: FREE
*You may purchase your tickets through the box office or via the WEB at: www.instantticket.es
There is also a small picnic area where you can admire the spectacular views whilst enjoying your sandwiches.
Parking is FREE.
The entrance to the caves, souvenir shop, toilets and picnic area are just beside the car park.
From September 1 to June 30
Tuesday –Friday: 10:30 – 16:50
Sat, Sun and holidays: 10:30 -17:50
July 1 to August 31 & Easter- Open every day of the week from 10:30-19:30
Saturday & Sunday after Easter : open until 15:00
Closed on San Vicente (Monday after Easter Monday), December 25 and January 1