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Review of Caves of Drach

Caves of Drach
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Mallorca Day Trip to Majorica Pearl Factory and Caves of Drach
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Private Tour: Mallorca Caves of Drach and Majorica Pearl Factory
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: World famous, are visited since 1898; inside is lake Martel, considered one of the largest underground lakes in the world, where live classical music concerts are performed every day. You can cross the lake on a boat at the end of the concert. BEWARE, there are two caves to visit in Porto Cristo, the largest and more frequently visited are the Caves of Drach. We advise to get tickets online from our web page, the same price than at the ticket office and you don´t need to print it.
Crieff, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Dull day for the beach so headed to the Cuevas del Drach for an adventure. Thought it would be educational for the children but I find seeing spectacular works of nature up close like this inspirational. Well done them for having real musicians playing beautiful music in the boats on the lake. Magic!

Visited October 2013
Thank Caroline G
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Bristol (UK)
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Worth a visit, but maybe overpriced”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

You trudge down the caves in large groups, cooing at the cave formations, until you reach the bottom. There's a nice treat at the end before the fairly swift journey back to the surface.
It's nice to see, although more could be made of the caves on the way down. No information boards or local legends to read, although the guides seem to want everyone to descend as quick as possible anyway. Though once you're seem some stalactites I guess you've seen them all.
It's worthwhile being one of the later ones to reach the bottom if you don't want to wait 20-30 minutes for the entire group to get there, but if you want the best seats for the 'entertainment' you will want to get there first.

Visited October 2013
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Tustin, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Was not expecting this...”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

I haven't been in very many caves (other than a few in Kangaroo Island, Australia) and a few others, so this was a very pleasant surprise. I went as part of our Regent Seven Seas cruise ground excursion and was very happy with what I experienced. Entrance fees were included in our free ground excursion, but I would have been happy to have paid whatever the actual fees were. To begin with, the caves are quite hot and humid (around 21 degrees C) and quite extensive. The lighting under the natural lakes made everything quite surreal and breathtaking and although it was quite a lenghty hike, I never felt bored looking at the same thing over and over again. There's also a fair number of stairs involved (not surprising, since these are caves), but it wasn't anything too challenging.

My only complaint was the concert at the conclusion of the tour - definitely was a bit cheesy and could have been eliminated completely...

Please note that flash is NOT permitted, although photography is. I don't think you can bring tripods in either...

Visited November 2013
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“I can recommend this attraction.”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

It was raining, out of season and we wanted something to do so chose to visit the caves.
Entry fee was €14 and although we just missed the 10.45 start and had to wait till 12.00' it was worth hanging around for.
The guide spoke 5 languages and was patient throughout. There are a number of steps down into the caves but it's worth the effort. The boats, lights and music are quite magical.
Try to sit over to the far left and at the front if you want to do the brief boat trip as that's where the queue starts. If you have a night setting on your camera, put it on before you enter as flash photography is not allowed.
A pleasant way to spend an hour.

Visited November 2013
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Interesting caves with a beautiful concert”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Worth the bus trip from Palma. We took the bus at the main station to Porto Cristo. The cost of the bus and the entrance is a better deal than taking a tour to this attraction. The caves are amazing and bigger than we expected. The concert and the boat ride are a beautiful treat. After visiting the caves, we walked down to the beach, took a dip in the water, had coffee and took the bus back to Palma. Start early, look for the bus schedules online

Visited October 2013
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