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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: Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

San Jose cave is one of the most beautiful place that you visit once in your lifetime. It is so beautiful and very different than other caves that I saw before . The boat ride was great and the view is awesome. Only one bad thing that taking picture is not allowed. But you can find some online and it look just exactly in the pictures.

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CSJP2016, Propietario at Coves de Sant Josep, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thaks for your visit and opinion.

See you soon

Regards

Alba Fas

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the boat ride through the caves, you must try to not the boat and be careful getting on and off. Our tour guide gave us even more information than the actual tour guide from the Coves. Very cool seeing all the stagnated rocks and seeing and imaging it back in time. The cafes were great, we had coffee and a pastry. We avoided the gift shop, very overpriced items. Would recommend this trip.

Thank Rossi M
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

The tour takes anywhere from 40 to 50 minutes, part of the visit being done by boat and part by foot, through a dry gallery. The temperature is always constant, around 20 degrees, though due to fluctuations of the space, humidity, depth of water, can be felt lower or higher. There is no need for a jacket but having one will also feel comfortable.
The entire path is lit and photos aren't allowed. You do, however, have the option to buy a group photo at the end of the tour, which, at the time I have visited, was priced at 6 euros.
It is a rather pleasant experience for children over 5 years old with some consideration on the part of the parents: the cave is very mouldy (humidity, type of rock and soil make it a large mould farm).
Access to the boat is a matter of two steps, easy for able people, but can pose certain challenge for elderly or disabled. You do not have to row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream, a guide will be in charge of it.
Amazing scenery, with crystal clear drinkable river water.
Concerts are being organised inside the cave on certain days and they even have a Christmas themed one, close to the holiday. However, only 5 boats can enter the room of the cave, in which they organise said concerts, therefore, I asume, these tickets need to be booked in advance.
Some restaurants and gift shops around, not too many but enough for a couple of hours. Free parking, both covered and not, at 5-10 minutes away from the cave. Restrooms available.
If you are a stairs loving person, you have a nice option to climb some to a beautiful church and a small archaeological sit.
Wonderful experience and always a nice getaway.

2  Thank Iarnainmai
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Most wonderful cave I've ever visited. A must do!!!
The cave can only be visited by a boat trip with a guide, rowing an underground river. The river is more than three kilometers long and can be traveled 800 meters by boat and 250 by foot. There is about two kilometers inaccessible to visitors at the moment. The tour goes every hour and takes 45 minutes. The cave temperature is a constant of 20º.
It is a pity that it is not allowed to take pictures.

Thank Joop V
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CSJP2016, Director General at Coves de Sant Josep, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thanks for your opinion and visit!

Regards

Alba Fas

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The stunning caves at Sant Josep represent as the longest navigatable under gound river in Europe with depths of upto 8 meters in sections.

A tour (approx 45 mins) is available partly by a non-powered boat where your guide (with limited English) will take you through the caves but beware as you will need to duck down when prompted due tight spaces before opening out to a larger cave known as the "Catheral".

Part of the tour is then on foot (by yourselves) through the caves which are sympethetically lighted to allow vision while interesting rock formations have been given names like the "jelly-fish" or the "Devils Head" before rejoining your boat to return to the enterance.

Fantastic caves but please note that due to having to bend down, tight spaces and some uneven floors, this would not be for everyone or those with restricted mobility.

Cafes, WC's and shops also available on site. Well worth the effort but note no photography is allowed in the caves.

Thank ozzyfozz
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CSJP2016, Director General at Coves de Sant Josep, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thanks your opinion.

See you soon!

Alba Fas

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