Canelobre Caves are impressive natural cavities found in the province of Alicante. They are open to the public most of the days and are a good option for rural family tourism. In this article we give you all the necessary information to visit them.
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How to get
Canelobre caves are located in Busot, a municipality located 23 kilometers from Alicante. They are also close to other important points of the province such as Benidorm (49 km) and Villajoyosa (31 km).
If you drive from Alicante, you will pass some sections of the following roads: N-332, A-70, CV-800 and CV-773. This path does not present any outstanding difficulty.
Also, in summer a bus service is introduced that goes back and forth on the same day from Alicante to these caves. This offer is usually given on weekends.
Price and schedule
The entrance to the Canelobre Caves also allows you to visit the Museum of Ethnic Music, in Busot, which is located in Carrer Major, 4. The tariffs They are as follows:
- Adults (from 14 years old): € 7
- Groups of 20 people or more, retirees or people with a youth card or TIU (University Identification Card): € 4.5
- Children from 5 to 14 years old: € 3.5
- Children under 5 enter free
In winter (from September 1 to June 30), the caves remain open from Tuesday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays they do it from 10:30 to 17:50.
In summer (from July 1 to August 31), they are open every day from 10:30 to 19:30. On the other hand, on Saturday and Sunday after Easter they close at three in the afternoon.
The days on which visits cannot be made are: in San Vicente, December 25 and January 1.
Where to eat
Inside Busot you will find numerous restaurant options to choose from where to eat. These are their names and addresses:
- Bar Molina Restaurant: Carrer Sant Josep, 23
- El Poli Restaurant Bar: Carrer de l’Alcouà
- La Gasolinera Restaurant Bar: C / El Pi, s / n
- Paola Cafe: C / La Font, 31
- Josete Bar Social Center: Urb. Hoya de los Patos. C / Garzas, 1B
- Gastropub El Racó de Pipo: Av. País Valencià, 88
- Mesón La Estrella: Plain of the Shepherds, 48
- 5 Brothers Restaurant Inn: Ctra. Jijona s / n. Canalobre Caves Crossing
- Ca Tono Restaurant: Town Hall Square, 7
- La Casa Restaurant: Town Hall Square, 9
You also have more options in towns near Busot, such as El Campello, which is located nine kilometers away, on the Costa Blanca.
These impressive caves formed 145 million years ago, at a time known as Jurassic Superior. However, it is thought that the first to discover them were the Arabs in the 10th century.
During the Civil war (1936-1939), the republican army used this area to repair airplanes. To do this, they developed an access tunnel, which is still used today.
It is not until the end of the 20th century when they finally open to the general public. People who decide to visit them, can enjoy a space of more than 80,000 square meters.
In addition to the conventional visit, in these caves there are also areas where the more adventurous can make caving. Obviously, for this you must have a certain equipment and good preparation.
On the other hand, thanks to the good acoustics of this place, throughout the year several concerts of music.
Around this territory there are several hiking trails with which to enjoy nature. In addition, in October, a MTB (mountain bike) march of 37.5 kilometers is organized.
These caves are ideal to visit with children. In this way the little ones know some natural formations such as stalactites and stalagmites, which need thousands of years to model.
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