La Cuevona de Cuevas del Agua

La Cuevona de Cuevas del Agua

La Cuevona de Cuevas del Agua
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bcnftw
Barcelona, Spain43 contributions
This cave is fascinating! Very fun to see and drive through, with lots of twists and turns, arches, stalactites, and stalagmites. It's got a small (~6 car) parking lot just outside of the cave on the South end with a small playground, and a larger parking lot about a block away from the Northern mouth of the cave.

As others have recommended, it works best if you drive through, park, and then walk through to get a more detailed look.

Do make sure to drive very slowly through the cave, as it is hard to see the pedestrians because the cave is so dark, and likewise as a pedestrian, try to make yourself visible and stay out of the way of the cars passing through. I used the flashlight built into my cell phone just to let other pedestrians and cars know that I was there.

There are several walking paths that pass it as well, there is a board with information about the paths at the Southern parking lot.
Written August 25, 2022
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BdgtTravel305
Miami, FL848 contributions
Family
Don't miss this unique experience just 15 minutes away from Ribadesella. This has been our first "road" trip through a cave.

We first drove through the cave and parked at the other side. We then walk through to be able to see the stalactites and stalagmites. Very interesting experience and a great activity especially on rainy days with its close location to Ribadesella.
Written June 17, 2022
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HonestOpinion007
Perth, UK71 contributions
The previous reviews pretty much reflect our experience of the cave. Whilst at the cave I recorded the location, if you copy and paste the coordinates below into google they should take you to the cave.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=43.434233,-5.072317&z=10
Written May 14, 2015
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Kh445
Caracas, Venezuela165 contributions
Friends
This surpring beautiful little town is only accessible by driving through a cave or by a local train. It is quite difficult to find your way to access the entrance of the cave but it is well worth the effort. The cave is well lit and it is recommended to leave your car outside the cave, to walk through it to access the town of La Cuevona since it is difficult to park there.
Once you exit the cave you are faced with a lovely little town, clean and very pleasant.
There are a few small bars and restaurants open during normal Spanish hours.
Written October 25, 2015
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rvs-ru
Dublin, Ireland323 contributions
Couples
What's interesting that this cave is free - in fact there's public road goes through it (I would suggest to park & walk as it's more interesting).

Important: do not follow gps, follow the signs as maps of the area deserve to be better. Google maps sent me other side of the mountain, on gravel road so I had to turn round (and clutch of poor rental Fiat took a big hit there :) )
Written July 27, 2015
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Andrew E
Douglas, UK107 contributions
Couples
This is an extraordinary natural formation - an enormous cave containing the only road access to the hamlet of Cuevas. If it were in Britain, National Heritage would be all over it, but here it's practically unknown. Not easy to find - best is from Ribadesella cross the bridge heading West, turn left and follow the signs; after passing under the motorway turn left - but worth the effort. You can drive through the cave, but better is to park and walk through. In summer there are a couple of small cafes open in the village or you can walk down to the river Sella. There are spotlights in the cave so you can see the stalagmites and in one place a cross place high up.
Written April 25, 2015
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IrelandHappycamper
County Clare, Ireland51 contributions
Couples
This is a road through a cave. A real, long cave with stalactites and mites. In some countries it may have been protected under environmental legislation, or turned into a show cave with an entry fee; but here in Spain, they put a road through it, wide enough for cars to pass. Traffic is sparse, the the highway feeds a small cluster of a village then the road fades into smaller tracks into the hills. Park where you can, and wander through. If you have any interest in geology, this whole area is interesting. Watch out for the odd car, best to wear bright or reflective clothing
Written September 25, 2013
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goaskalice
Bluffton, SC38 contributions
Couples
Spain relatives drove us here through narrow winding mountain road with fantastic views, and even having been there before made a few wrong turns. Cave is beautiful with dramatic if minimal lighting, drove through and then walked it. It was not very crowded, was a cool rainy weekday but i would not want to visit this cave if traffic heavier, people walking share one lane road with cars, there is no place to get off the road except to hug he narrow ledge, and there is not a lot of light. As this is the only road to the mountain village on other sides of cave some drive too fast, i would be very cautious taking children through.
Written July 14, 2017
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Ioanna A
66 contributions
Go back and forth many times! It is an awesome place and an awesome scenery! Enjoy it and visit it for sure!
Written July 3, 2017
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sarahlh529
Eastleigh, UK25 contributions
Family
Found this by looking on tripadvisor before leaving for Asturias, and made a detour to visit whilst waiting for our cave tour at Tito Bustillo- probably about 15 min drive from there. We are so glad we did! Well worth a visit- novelty being able to drive through, then walked through. Parts are lit to view the stalagmites/tites. Kids loved the freedom of viewing a cave without a tour!
Written October 30, 2016
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