Magaluf Excursions: Coves De Arta
Majorca is an island with a bounty of nature’s beauty. Besides being embraced by crystal clear water the island near Magaluf also has mesmerizing caves, which have been formed naturally over the course of countless years. Speckled all over the island, these caves attract tourists to and from Magaluf in huge numbers. The most famous amongst them is perhaps the Coves De Arta. These divine creations of nature have stalactites hanging from the ceiling and their juxtaposition against the stalagmites rising from the floor is breathtaking. With majestic mountains, standing proudly in the background, this is a sight to behold. Given the right time of day, the sun hits the nooks and corners in such a way that they become captivatingly lit up.
At the Coves de Arta you also have what is dramatically called the Chamber of Hell. Here a short light and sound show is performed for visitors. A few other chambers follow this section and in the final section the guide creates music out of the columns. As you exit, you come across an area called The Diamond Stones, where ordinary deposits resembling gems can be seen - a wondrous illusion of nature. For great photo-ops, Canyamel Bay is the place you should fix your tripod. No matter how popular the place is amongst tourists its vistas are even more sought after by professional photographers.
The majestic caves are open all year round, but their opening and closing time varies a little from season to season. There are innumerable group tours that head for the caves every day. As a result, each tour lasts well under an hour. The groups can get rather crowded and the place gets pretty cramped during tourist season. But that shouldn’t deter you from visiting this spellbinding natural wonder, conveniently located near Magaluf. Tours are multilingual and the admission fee ranges from 10 to 12 Euros. Children under the age of 6 get in free. And as everywhere else in Magaluf, big groups get heavy discounts.