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Cueva El Soplao

2,081 Reviews

Cueva El Soplao

2,081 Reviews
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RandyOToole wrote a review Nov 2019
San Diego, California270 contributions110 helpful votes
A scenic drive takes up to this beautiful part of Cantabria, with a great vista across to the Picos de Europa. After checking in, we travelled on the choo-choo into the heart of the cave. Although the tour was in Spanish, we got the gist of it….and when we mentioned our limited Spanish to the guide, she was then more than happy to speak part English. It would be better though if the guides would check in up-front for non-Spanish speakers. As to the caves themselves, they are extraordinary….truly wonders of nature that the excellent lighting shows bring to life. I was initially disappointed at the no photos policy, but having done the tour I can see that if you dropped a phone or camera at certain points, it would never be seen again. So enjoy this wonder in real-time for what it is!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Ricardo V Alvarez wrote a review Nov 2019
San Juan, Puerto Rico253 contributions55 helpful votes
Very huge caves discovered by accident by miners excavating it. You most reserve your tickets previous to visit it because they have many visitors and the visit take one hour. Our was scheduled from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. You start climbing into a mine train to take you to the actual cave through a tunnel just a two minutes ride, then the view is spectacular and the guide explain everything clearly. The formations are incredible that we have not seen before even visiting several caves before. Of course they do not allow to touch nor to take pictures. There is also a cafeteria, rest rooms and a souvenir store where you can by souvenirs.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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sward1917 wrote a review Oct 2019
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom61 contributions12 helpful votes
These caves were once mined for zinc and lead, and now take people by train to the middle of the mine where you can walk in a party to see amazing lights, colours and sound effects. The visit is about 1 hour. The guide was obviously good and often had the group laughing, but my Spanish (and its only in Spanish) wasn't good enough to follow. Bit chilly down there and a bit slippery, so warm anorak and walking shoes are best.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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vistablue wrote a review Oct 2019
Surrey, United Kingdom251 contributions87 helpful votes
The entry into the cave system - by narrow gauge railway - reminded me of Postojana caves in Slovenia. In respect of extent and beauty, Postojana caves are better. Nevertheless, these caves are very much worth visiting if only for the unusual formations. The cave is very good for helictites - gravity defying thin stalegtites which grow in all different directions. Some are quite spectacular and leave you scratching your head as to how precisely they formed such peculiar shapes. The other thing that impressed me was the width of the chamber, where presumably the river exploited a fault in the rock and over time shifted its course to a slightly lower level. Much of the width is very low in height - too low to walk through - but is still festooned in formations. It is somewhat awe-inspiring to think of the huge weight of the rock above and the lack of support beneath! Sadly no photos are allowed inside, also the guided tour is in Spanish only - although the guide was able to answer limited specific questions in English.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Buddy S wrote a review Aug 2019
Topeka, Kansas220 contributions51 helpful votes
This is a beautiful cave. I have seen bigger caves and more spectacular speleothems, but what make this cave special are all of the fine calcium carbonate needles that stick out on all directions like sparkly sea urchins. Well worth a visit. As people have noted, most of the guides do not speak English, but some do.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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