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“It's situated near the Hotel Cartago”
Review of Cova de Can Marca

Cova de Can Marca
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“It's situated near the Hotel Cartago”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Tickets to the cave can be bought right near the exit and the guide speaks Spanish, English and French. Don't pay 22 euro.. it costs much less.

Visited September 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Stunning”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Our friends Mary & Kevin visited the caves while we sat outside at the cafe, drinking in the wonderful views over San Miguel. They said the trip seemed more rushed than they'd have liked, plus it was being conducted in two different languages, which meant there wasn't much opportunity to ask questions about the rock formations. However, they did say the caves were stunning inside, but a bit slippery underfoot, but that's caves for you.

Visited September 2012
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Belvedere, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Well worth a visit.”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We came to Port de Sant Miguel by the Aqua Bus from Sant Antoni and a number of people recommended that we visit the caves.

The caves are on the hill overlooking the relatively narrow cove in which Port de Sant Miguel sits and it's quite a hike up the hill from the beach so we were quite glad that we got a taxi up there. We walked back down but it's a reasonable distance on a hot day, apparently there's a bus there but I couldn't say when and how frequent they are.

The entrance to the caves with the ticket office and a small cafe is in a fantastic position and could be worth the trip itself if you are a fan of a good view, if there was a bigger bar there I could see it being a very popular venue.

The actual entrance to the caves themselves is forty feet above sea level so access is gained by a reasonably steep but well maintained path, so sensible footwear is definitely recommended and it certainly wouldn't be too good for someone with limited mobility (there is no concession to accessibility, but that's the nature of these kind of attractions everywhere.) Obviously given that you go down to the caves, there is also a trek back up to the entrance (though not as bad as you imagine going down as the caves themselves work up inside the hill,) so if you are concerned about your fitness you may want to consider this, though I consider myself moderately unfit and wasn't particularly troubled beyond gagging for a drink and having a short sit down at the view point at the top.

The caves themselves are relatively compact compared with those at Cheddar Gorge or Wookey Hole in England, but there is a well designed sound and light show with an artificial waterfall (the climate of Ibiza has become relatively arid since the caves were originally formed so they are drier and less active than their equivalents in the UK.) The tour guide made a good attempt at trying to convey the narrative in multiple languages, but it might be a bit slight for anyone with more than a passing interest in geology or speleology, but I guess those people will probably amuse themselves and make their own commentary up. It seemed to me that there was probably a lot more to the caves than we were seeing and I would have liked to have seen a map or something, but that could just be me.

So all in all well worth a visit if you're in Sant Miguel or nearby already, though I'm not sure I would personally travel from another part of the Island by boat or public transport for the caves alone. The view from the top is probably worth the trip up the hill anyway and the entry to the caves isn't particularly expensive

Visited September 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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“Worth a Visit!”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Good to see, the waterfall part with the lights and music was particulary good to watch although it may not be suitable for some due to strobe-lighting. The guide seperated everyone into groups - Spanish / Dutch / German and the Brits and spoke in each language. You have a photo taken at the start, with a lovely view behind, this can be bought for 6 euros at the end of the tour.
There are a lot of steps (as you would expect) you have to go down (and back up again!!) one elderly man in our group found this quite difficult.

Visited September 2012
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Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“caves”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

a lot of steps down and back up from the caves. our 2 and half year old daughter loved the different colours and waterfall.

Visited August 2012
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