The Canelobre Caves are impressive natural cavities found in the province of Alicante. They are open to the public most days and are a good option for rural tourism with the family. In this article we give you all the information you need to visit them.
Below you have an index with all the points that we are going to deal with in this article.
How to get
The Canelobre caves are located in Busot, a municipality located 23 kilometers from Alicante. They are also close to other important points in the province such as Benidorm (49 km) and Villajoyosa (31 km).
If you are driving from Alicante, you will pass through some sections of the following highways: N-332, A-70, CV-800 and CV-773. This path does not present any outstanding difficulty.
Likewise, in summer a bus service is implemented that goes and returns on the same day from Alicante to these caves. This offer usually occurs on weekends.
Price and schedule
The ticket for the Canelobre Caves also allows you to visit the Museum of Ethnic Music, in Busot, which is located in Carrer Major, 4. The rates
- 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 years old are free
In winter (from September 1 to June 30), the caves are open from Tuesday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 16:50 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 a.m. to 19:30 p.m. 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
Within Busot you will find numerous restaurant options from which to choose where to eat. These are their names and addresses:
- Bar Molina Restaurant: Carrer Sant Josep, 23
- El Poli Bar Restaurant: Carrer de l'Alcouà
- Bar Restaurant La Gasolinera: C / El Pi, s / n
- Paola Cafeteria: C / La Font, 31
- Bar Josete Social Center: Urb. Hoya de los Patos. C / Garzas, 1B
- Gastropub El Racó de Pipo: Av. País Valencia, 88
- Meson La Estrella: Plain of the Shepherds, 48
- Meson Restaurant 5 Hermanos: 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 were formed 145 million years ago, in a time known as Upper Jurassic. However, it is thought that the first to discover them were the Arabs in the XNUMXth century.
During the Civil War (1936-1939), the republican army used this area to repair airplanes. To do this, they built an access tunnel, which is still used today.
It is not until the end of the 80.000th century that they finally open to the general public. People who decide to visit them will be able to enjoy a space of more than XNUMX square meters.
In addition to the conventional visit, in these caves there are also areas where the more adventurous can do speleology. Obviously, for this you must have 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 37,5-kilometer BTT (mountain bike) march 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 take thousands of years to model.
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