The unusual caves of Majorca

Have you ever dreamed of having an adventure like those described in Jules Verne’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth”? going underground and discovering a secret world ? Well, the Dragon Caves can offer you this fascinating experience. They consist of 4 caves connected to each other, created by water carving through rock over millennia. These caves are located 25 meters underground and will fascinate you with their length of over 2400 meters and their vast limestone network: A masterpiece of stalactites and stalagmites. The landscape inside these caves is impressive and leaves one speechless. It demonstrates the power of nature and time. It’s easy to feel insignificant in such a place, and it’s also surreal, since you will be below the surface of the beautiful island of Majorca!

Of course, there is a great variety of calcite formations: stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and other bizarre structures… In summary, the ceiling is spectacular! Some parts are entirely covered with thousands of different stalagmites. Some are short and others long. Their length depends on their age, but know that it takes about 100 years for a stalagmite to grow a single centimeter! Other formations resemble small mountains covered in snow. They are called Monte Nevado. All this complex environment is highlighted by the lighting system.

The lights are placed at specific points to better reveal the complexity of what you see, its vastness, but also unexpected colors or filters. Without this perfect lighting, you could never truly enjoy the experience. The dripping from the ceiling and the passage of water from one place to another are constant. All these flows have created lakes within the caves. For example, the so-called Bath of Diane is a basin with an incredible turquoise color! It’s enchanting. Lake Martel is considered one of the world’s largest underground lakes. It is 117m long and 30m wide. Its cold and clear water is slightly salty, indicating that the lake is somehow connected to the Mediterranean Sea. Seeing an underground lake is a unique experience.

You have meters of rock and soil above your head. No colors, no vegetation, or sounds around you. Just artificial lighting confirming that you are in a cave, and… wow, in front of you a lake with the clearest water you can imagine! It’s so clear that you can hardly distinguish what is actually under the water and what is not! It’s a situation that might give you a bit of vertigo. The biggest advantage of visiting the Dragon Caves in Majorca is that it’s possible to take a boat ride on Lake Martel! Can you imagine anything more unforgettable than gently gliding over an underground lake?

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