Cuevas del Drach, Porto Cristo.
This is the first post in the series about the caves in Mallorca. There are several caves in Mallorca. Many people often ask for their comparison. Many of the caves offer similar entertainment – concerts, boating. How is it really? Where is it worth going? What are the opening times and prices of Cuevas del Drach?
Opening hours Cuevas del Drach in Porto Cristo.
The caves are open all year round, except on December 25 and January 1. Now we have to distinguish two parts of the year, summer and winter.
Summer: from March 11 to October 31 – then we can enter the caves at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00.
Winter: from November 1 to March 10 – then we can enter the caves at 10:45, 12:00, 14:00 and 15:30.
On the website of the caves there is information that in the hours of 10:00, 16:00 and 17:00 and on weekends, traffic in caves decreases significantly. It is worth buying tickets then.
Why are the hours of entry so separated?
Caves are entered into groups. Guards are waiting in the cave, who guard the order. Caves are a natural zone, and for this particular Cuevas del Drach are caves belonging to a private person. For the sake of caves, opening hours are separated. If you come to the caves too late, you may find that there are no longer tickets for the given hour. It is worth to buy tickets online.
Ticket prices in Cuevas del Drach in Porto Cristo.
Tickets can be purchased in two ways. The first way is to buy tickets at the box office. Then an adult pays 16 euros (the adult is counted from the age of 13), children pay 9 euros per person. Children under 2 are free. The second way is much more convenient. It is buying tickets online. Tickets can be shown on the phone or printed. Then tickets are cheaper by 1 euro. Adults pay 15 euros and children pay 8 euros. A big plus is that you do not have to stand in queues and we are guaranteed that we will enter the caves for a given hour without unnecessary stress.
Why choose Cuevas del Drach?
Probably many of you once visited the underground caves. We have a little in Poland. I myself remember school trips to the caves. Stalagmites and Stalactites are nothing new for us. However, I do not remember in the caves in which I was a former underground lake or a concert of classical music. And that’s what Cuevas del Drach – Dragon Caves offers. The underground lake, which is called Martel is 25 meters deep, is considered one of the largest underground lakes in the world.
How long does it take to visit the caves?
The caves will visit on average 30/40 minutes. After taking pictures and viewing the most beautiful corners, we take places on benches. The light is completely extinguished. There is a penetrating silence. And then the concert begins. Before the concert, we are notified by the service (in several languages) that we can not use telephones or cameras. The concert can not be recorded. For breaking the rules you can stay out of the caves expelled. The concert lasts about 10 minutes. This is a great show. Both musical and light. After the concert, we can go on foot to the exit or wait in the queue for boats. I heartily recommend you choose a boat! It’s true that you only have a piece, but it’s a great experience.
Do I recommend Cuevas del Drach Caves?
Definitely yes. The price is adequate to what you get. This is a place that definitely should be included during your stay in Majorca. Especially if the weather is not good, because there are 20 degrees in the caves. After visiting the caves, it is worth going to the city of Porto Cristo, where the caves are located. The city is attractive because it has a large harbor, and next to the port there are many restaurants and a beautiful beach with a very interesting promenade. I definitely recommend to see!
Official website of Cuevas del Drach, where You can buy tickets: http://www.cuevasdeldrach.com/