Canelobre Caves & Alicante

  • Port

    Alicante, Spain

  • Activity Level

    Strenuous

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD

    Price between $0-$50
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3¾ hours

  • Meals Included

    No

Leaving the port area of Alicante you will discover that, despite the small matter of the Mediterranean Sea, the city of Alicante is historically and economically more in step with North Africa than with Spain.

Cross the center of town to visit the Castle of Santa Barbara, standing on Mt Benacantil -- a rocky mass bordering the seashore. Inside the castle, admire some interesting Iberian archeological findings and visit the best-preserved areas such as the Main Tower (Torre del Homenaje) and the Englishmen's bastions.

From the beach, the mountain resembles a face and, for this reason, it is locally known as 'the face of the Moor'. It is an icon of the city of Alicante and, over the centuries, this area has been of enormous strategic value to Spain.

A walking tour leads you through Alicante's charming Old Town, located at the foot of the imposing castle.

Next, you'll drive to Busot to visit the Canelobre Caves -- a heritage site of the Valencian Autonomous Region. Within the cave is one of the highest vaulted ceilings of Spain -- about 210 feet tall -- similar to that of a cathedral. Admire the strange and beautiful natural works of art, including Medusa, the candelabros (from which the name of the caves derives) and a multitude of spectacular forms.

Returning to Alicante, relax during a brief panoramic drive as you catch a glimpse of this bustling Mediterranean city and head back to the ship.

Notes:

Tour does not operate on Mondays and holidays.