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“Stunning caves”
Review of Coves de Campanet

Coves de Campanet
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Campanet
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Caves of Campanet are situated in the north of the island in an unspoilt valley which captures the unique character and charm of rural Majorca. They cover an area of 3.200 Square metres. The tour, of approximately 40 minutes, will take you through beautifully decorated chambers and passageways. Deep in the caves you will see magnificient stalagmites and stalactites sculpted by water throughout millions of years. Their variety, delicacy and color are outstanding. Of scientific interest are the signs of the existence of Henrotius Jordai, an indigenous, carnivorous, blind beetle and the remains of Myotragus Balearicus, an indigenous mammal believed extinct about 4000 years ago. From the bar and spacious terrace you can enjoy the sun and the beauty of the San Miguel valley.
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Stunning caves”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

The caves themselves are beautiful with a huge range of stalagmite and stalagtite formations in various shapes, colours and sizes. The guide was knowledgable and paced the tour well. She spoke excellent English but I thought that it was a shame that they didn't run smaller more regular tours as half of our group of 40 or so was German and it sounds like they have other guides with additional languages. She was quite apologetic about this and explained that she was currently learning this in addition to her 5 other languages. The actual group size wasn't an issue as we never felt rushed and there was quite a lot of space. They only seemed to be running one tour per hour which meant that a lot of smaller children became impatient in the build up. Whilst we received an explanation for the no food and drink rule (risk to a unique beetle) we never did get an explanation as to why photos weren't allowed if the flash was disabled. They also took cash only which seems a bit strange given the admission price of 13€ for adults and 8€ for children under 11. I'm not complaining about the value but I would guess that a lot people might end up short of cash for the very pleasant terrace cafe bar and gift shop. The cafe is shaded by various fruit trees and vines with nice views over the surrounding countryside.

Visited October 2013
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  • Danish first
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“Fabulous!”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Impressive site worth every Euro. Sympathetic female guides. Good command of the english language.
Highly recommendable!

Visited September 2013
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful caves, expensive and too large groups!”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

This place has fantastic potential. We choose to come here because the caves of drac on the east coast were too 'Disney' and overcrowded, however we found these caves incredibly over crowded. We paid €27 for two adults which is very expensive. The group was maybe 60 people who spoke a mixture of Spanish, German and English. The tour was in all languages, This is fantastic that every tourist could understand everything, but it would of been much nicer and more personal to of had a tour with each group in their language rather than three languages all repeating one after another.

The caves themselves are stunning and really worth the visit, they are so old and beautifully lit. Sadly we have no record of this as no photographs are permitted. I'm convinced this is simply to encourage you to buy from the gift shop, something I would have done if I had any money left after paying the €27 to get in. Our guide told us we couldn't take photos due to time restrictions with the group, if that is the case, have smaller groups!

Overall a great place to visit on a rainy day (as we did) but its very expensive and sadly we have no pictures of our time there so only memories.

Visited September 2013
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Mancor de la Vall, Spain
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“A memorable experience”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

If you have kids and they enjoy nature and seeing unique places, the Coves of Campanet will not disappoint you. My kids really enjoyed this trip and did not stop talking about if for days. We were the last group of the day and there were no lines or problems .

Visited August 2013
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uk
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“Birthday Trip”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

We have visited these caves on a number of occasions it has become a family tradition. We decided to go for my daughters birthday treat. We were shocked at how expensive it had become it was almost 27 euros for 2 people. It actually doesn't take that long to go around the caves but the guide does the tour in three languages so there is always a lot of waiting around. I think if they are charging that much these days they should take smaller groups and stick to one language for each different group. The family tradition has now ended! That said if I were to visit caves on mallorca I would choose these simply for their location and being relatively unspoilt by tourism.

Visited August 2013
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