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The Mallorcan coastline is dotted with caves, but only a few of them — including the Cova de Coloms — are accessible from the sea. Delve inside the caves with your guide and discover a subterranean world far from the busy beaches.
After hotel pickup, you’ll greet your guide and relax in an air-conditioned minivan as you travel along Mallorca’s curvaceous coastline. Listen to the geological history of Covo de Coloms — subterranean caverns formed over millions of years — and feel your excitement heighten as you arrive at the water’s edge.
Don your wetsuit and wade along the seashore towards the caves: at the entrance, you’ll need to start swimming in order to access the prehistoric landmarks.
In the atmospheric darkness, you’ll crawl, swim and stroll through the labyrinth of caves alongside your guide. Admire glittering underground lakes, splintering stalagmites and vibrant red mineral deposits.
After thoroughly exploring Covo de Coloms, return to dry land and reflect on your exciting experience during the return journey to your hotel.
My wife and I went on a sea caving excursion with Experience Mallorca, and it was far and away one of the most amazing experiences either of us has ever had! First and foremost, our guide, Jose, was absolutely fantastic. He kept the group safe and moving as he explained the geological phenomena we observed while exploring the caves. Jose was also very funny and friendly, and very proud of his heritage, as he even took the time to explain a lot about the history of Spain to my wife and I during the rides to and from our pickup location. As for the activity itself, words cannot describe how incredible it was to be swimming in caves and underground lakes that are thousands upon thousands of years old, observing incredible formations of stalactites and stalagmites - it's truly seemed like we were in an alien world! And that's to say nothing of the many opportunities Jose afforded us to jump off various ledges into the water, which was so much fun. We even ended the day at a local pub, basking in the sun, chatting about cultural similarities and differences there were about a half dozen different nationalities among our small group of 8, tossing back a few cold drinks, and reflecting upon the wonderment of what we'd just experienced. In short, we would highly recommend this activity to anyone visiting Palma de Mallorca!
P.S. Before going on the trek, we were somewhat curious about the skill level required to participate, in terms of caving, swimming, climbing, etc, but it was all easily accomplished with novice skill. The wet suits lend a lot of buoyancy, which when coupled with the buoyancy from the very salty sea water makes it extremely easy to swim and the hiking and occasional short bits of climbing were not difficult, though there were a few areas in the cave where you could do some slightly more advanced climbing/jumping if you wanted to lots of fun!. In short, don't be intimidated if you're not the rock climbing or spelunking type - only basic skills are required.
Lastly, to our wonderful guide Jose, gracias por todo, y vamos a estar en contacto pronto!
Great trip, caves were amazing. A bit of a walk along the cliffs lining the coast, followed by a swim to the caves. Guides were friendly and attentive. Wetsuits and torches provided. Excellent value
Relly exciting and unique experience!
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