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Nerja Caves

Ever since their discovery in 1959 by a group of local boys, the Nerja Caves have proven to be a source of fascination for tourists and geologists alike, propelling it to be the third most visited site in Spain. Around a third of the caverns already discovered are open to the public whilst the rest remain closed due to difficulty in their access or because of continuing scientific research.

Recent discoveries may however mean that the caves are even more important than previously thought with analysis showing that some of the paintings found within may be up to 43,000 years and the work of Neanderthals instead of Homo sapiens as has previously been believed.

The Nerja caves are also home to the worlds largest stalagmite, measuring in at an impressive 32 meters (105ft) tall and 13 metres by 7 metres at its base.

Location

The caves are well worth a visit and easily accessible, situated approximately five minutes from nerja by car, with good signposting so you won’t lose your way. Parking is readily available although if you prefer you can use the bus service direct from Nerja bus station.

Buses run regularly throughout the day at a cost of approx one euro. You can check the bus timetable below.

  • Nerja - Caves

    Departure

    Arrival

    Duration

    Price

    Days

    08:3008:400h 10mins4.52€LMXJVSD
    09:4009:550h 15mins4.52€LMXJVS
    10:4010:550h 15mins4.52€LMXJVSD
    11:3011:450h 15mins4.52€LMXJVSD
    12:2512:450h 20mins4.52€LMXJVSD
    13:1013:250h 15mins4.52€LMXJVSD
    13:3014:000h 30mins4.52€LMXJVSD
    14:5515:100h 15mins4.52€LMXJVSD
    15:5516:100h 15mins4.52€LMXJVSD
    16:4016:550h 15mins4.52€LMXJVSD
    17:3018:000h 30mins4.52€LMXJVSD
    20:0020:200h 20mins4.52€LMXJVSD
    21:4021:450h 05mins4.52€LMXJVSD
  • Caves - Nerja

    Departure

    Arrival

    Duration

    Price

    Days

    08:5008:550h 05mins4.52€LMXJVSD
    09:3009:400h 10mins4.52€LMXJVSD
    11:0011:100h 10mins4.52€LMXJVSD
    12:0012:100h 10mins4.52€LMXJVSD
    12:4512:550h 10mins4.52€LMXJVSD
    13:3013:400h 10mins4.52€LMXJVSD
    14:4514:550h 10mins4.52€LMXJVSD
    16:1516:250h 10mins4.52€LMXJVSD
    17:0017:100h 10mins4.52€LMXJVSD
    18:0018:100h 10mins4.52€LMXJVS
    18:3518:400h 05mins4.52€LMXJVSD
    19:3019:400h 10mins4.52€LMXJVSD
    21:0521:100h 05mins4.52€LMXJVSD

Tours

The Nerja caves offer a number of different tours. A general tour will take you through areas known as the tourist galleries and lasts approximately 45 minutes. No prior booking is required and costs €8.50 for adults or €4.50 for the under 12's.


For the more adventurous there is a 'Caving Adventure Visit' which gives access to less accessible areas of the cave system. You will be accompanied by trained and knowledgeable guides to ensure the safety of the group and give information about the caves throughout the visit. Maximum group size is up to ten people and prior booking is required. This tour is available from October through to May. This tour costs €90.50 per person.


If you speak Spanish you also have the option of one of the Nerja Caves educational visits which are held from the 15th January until the 15th June. This will include a trip to the history museum as well as the caves however you can customize your visit as you wish. Be aware that these visits are aimed at groups and not individuals.

Opening Times

Opening hours for the Nerja Caves are from 10am to 2pm and from 4pm to 6:30pm during winter and from 10am to 7:30pm uninterrupted during summer (july to august). Be aware that the caves are closed on the 1st January and the 15th of May. For further information on the Nerja Caves please call (0034) 952 529 520 or check out the official web page www.cuevadenerja.es