Cuevas del Drach: Mallorca’s Top Tourist Attraction
If you’re travelling to the east coast of Mallorca then visiting the Cuevas del Drach, or ‘The Dragon Caves’, are an absolute must. These are easily the most impressive caves I have ever been to. It’s no surprise they are one of the most popular tourist destinations on the whole island.
Located on the east coast of the island close to Porto Cristo, the Cuevas del Drach can be reached by car or coach. Or even by boat if you’ve opted for one of the glass-bottomed catamaran trips.
Cuevas Del Drach Facts
The caves measure approximately 4km in length, though you’ll only walk about 1,200 meters, and have a maximum depth of 25 meters. They are made up of four connected caves, the Black Cave, White Cave, Cave of Luis Salvador, and Cave of the French. At the deepest part of the cave you will find one of the largest underground lakes in the world. Martel Lake is roughly 115 meters in length and 30 meters in width. The salt water flows from the Mediterranean Sea and the depth varies from 4 meters to 12 meters.
As if you needed to make these caves any more special, you will be greeted by a floating orchestra when you reach the lake.
Once you’ve walked through all the chambers, you will find rows of seating in the shape of a traditional auditorium. When everyone has taken their their places music starts playing. A boat rows into view, all lit up with fairy lights. It’s magical to say the least.
After the performance you can hop on board little rowing boats yourself to cross to the exit.
Prices and Times
If you buy tickets from the box office on the day an adult ticket costs €16. A child will cost €9. If you pre-book you will save yourself a Euro per person.
Winter – From 1st November to 10th March tours: 10:45, 12:00, 14:00 and 15:30.
Summer – From 11th March to 31st October tours: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00.
Top Tip: If you want to be part of a smaller group either come to the first or last tour of the day.
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