We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Soplao

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Spain
Phone Number: +34 902 82 02 82
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 281 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 171
  • 90
    Very good
  • 13
  • 3
  • 4
An Amazing Cave Experience

My husband and I came here on a suggestion from my uncle, who lives in the Basque Country. This is truly an amazing experience, and never once did I feel claustrophobic in any... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sparks, Nevada
Add Photo Write a Review

281 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Sparks, Nevada
Level Contributor
65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I came here on a suggestion from my uncle, who lives in the Basque Country. This is truly an amazing experience, and never once did I feel claustrophobic in any way. I don't speak Spanish, so the tour was a little lost on me, but I got the general gist of it, and it was still worth... More 

Thank u2fan1977
Mountain View, California
Level Contributor
52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I serendipitously encountered this cave after taking a wrong turn then following signs to it since I had some time to kill. What I discovered far surpassed my expectations. This is a formally run cave attraction where you go in a funicular down to an old mine, and there are given a high production-value tour of a wonderful and unique... More 

Thank BRH918
Bakewell, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

a magnificant cave with unique stalagmites and stalactite formations. a short easy walk round the cave - there is a guide who explains the geological formations - but you do a need very good understanding of spanish

Thank jamwheeze
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If you are anywhere near these caves, and I mean within a few hundred miles ..you would be bonkers to miss this world class attraction, I have never seen stalagmites or stalactites for that matter before but wow what a display, I expected a large cave from a photograph I'd seen but never anything of the size that it turned... More 

1 Thank Andrew D
Level Contributor
48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Fascinating for anyone with even a passing interest in geology. Small old miners train takes you into the caves. They are full of stalactites and stalagmites, which are wonderful to see though many of them seem to have been damaged. Inevitable I suspect. Even the guide is only conducted in Spanish the guide very helpfully chatted to us in English... More 

Thank adagio503
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

when we visited in 2010 we took the opportunity of not taking the train into the cavern, but descending on foot to visit parts of the cavern the main tour can't get to. You had to be reasonably physically fit, willing to do a bit of clambering/climbing, able to speak/understand Spanish so the guides could keep you safe and you... More 

Thank Amanda M
Madrid, Spain
Level Contributor
117 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Beauty mining Lost in the midst of the green Cantabria mountains, not far from the sea, you will find beautiful El Soplao Cave . The visit to the cave starts with a short but atmospheric ride in a miner ´s train, witness to the mining activity that took place at the cave since its discovery early 1900 If you like... More 

Thank naza2005
Mafra, Portugal
Level Contributor
34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

the entrance of the cave using the ancient trains that transported minerals is rather rudimental, but going down you will see wonderful exemples of tiny exentric estagmatites and estalactites, i suppose they are the unique examples in the world, they are formed in so tiny way that they are really excentric as they cal them. Worth the visit. They say... More 

Thank Fremy V
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We went to the Cavern of El Soplao in October 2013 with two elderly family members and was a great surprise , the little old miners train trundles into the old mine and you find yourself deep into the caverns , it is very well organised , safe and interesting . A guide shows you around and explains the unique... More 

1 Thank Ronan60s
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Scenery from out of this world. All you have read or seing is thruth, the views from the top are amazing totally a MUST SEE in Cantabria, SPAIN and BTW.. holds the WOLRD largest concentration of Excentricas (formation growing peaks in all directions) as well as plenty of stalactites and stalagmites. One of the most amazings natural sceneries I have... More 

1 Thank 2006ricky

Travelers who viewed El Soplao also viewed

Puente Viesgo, Cantabria
Camaleno, Cantabria

Been to El Soplao? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of El Soplao and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from El Soplao staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?