Over 200 cave systems have been discovered on Mallorca, and while you can’t visit most of them, some are open to the public and offer a fascinating view into the island’s hidden world. Take a guided tour underground to witness millennia-old stalactites, strange rock formations, and even subterranean lakes.
Cuevas de Campanet
The Caves of Campanet are in the foothills of the Tramuntana and first opened to the public in 1948. There are guided visits and a bar, but this is a less commercialised visitor experience than other caves on Mallorca.
Covering an area of more than 3,000 square metres, almost a thousand feet deep in places, the caves have spectacular stalactite and stalagmite formations, with names such as the Lake and Palma Tree Chambers.
Cuevas de Artà
There are various named chambers – including Hell, Purgatory and Paradise; ‘Queen of Paradise’ is a unique stalagmite, 22 metres tall. A light and sound show enhances the effect of the amazing stalagmites and stalactites.
The year-round 18°C temperature is pleasant on the hottest of days, and the view of the Mediterranean as you exit is lovely.
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Cuevas del Drac in Porto Cristo
World-famous ancient limestone caves, mapped by French geologist Edouard Martel in the late 19th century.
There are four enormous main chambers, numerous romantically named formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and one of the world’s largest underground lakes – the scene of several daily classical music concerts.
Guided tours take you through the caves.
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Don’t forget to dress appropriately when visiting caves on Mallorca, as rocks can be slippery and temperatures can be very different from those outside. That said, it can be a great thing to do with kids, especially on a rainy day or when you just want a break from the sun!
More Activities on Mallorca
You’ll never run out of things to do on Mallorca! Here we give you ideas for everything from cultural and outdoor activities to sports and water fun.