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“Surprising and well worth it”

Coves de Sant Josep
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Underground River of the Caves of San Jose is a beautiful natural cave.Visit the longest navigable underground river in Europe will allow you to enter into the depths of the earth a peaceful boat plying waters, admire the fanciful shapes of the rocks that the action of water has shaped over thousands of years backward and forward in time at breakneck speed to imagine the growth of stalactites and stalagmites, hear the silence, feel the murmur of water, the echo produced by a drop of water on an underground lagoon, discovering a beautiful landscape that nature has kept secret since the mists of time today.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
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“Surprising and well worth it”
Reviewed 8 August 2012

This trip underground was amazing. Well worth finding. I have never experienced anything like this. Check opening times. Go on first trip of the morning when it opens as then the caves and underground river is quiet with some beautiful music very faintly in background. By mid morning the place was heaving with school parties. 45 min trip underground. Just beautiful. Mostly Spanish people and no translation by the boatman but to be honest the experience was haunting. Read up on the caves before you go but GO !
Beware of parking lot...park on the edge or you get blocked in by thoughtless drivers.
Staff happily helped a chap in a wheelchair get into the boat for the trip.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Juliejulie666
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“What an unexpected and great place for a day out”
Reviewed 31 March 2012

This tourist attraction has been beautifully landscaped and organised by the Valencian government.
There are restaurants and bars and a few tourist shops around the caves.
But the boat ride down the underground river is an absolute must!
The regular adult price is about 9.50 euros, and well worth the money.
As you walk in you are already in danger of hitting your head, but sitting in the boat a lot of the fun is dodging the rocks with your head!
We were with a large group of friends, and my husband's worst nightmare was realised when he realised that in order to save himself from a headache he had his head between his friend's leg!. The temperature is a pleasant 20 degrees all year and the way the caves are illuminated is excellent.

Visited March 2012
3 Thank janetwest
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