Canalobre Caves are located about 23km north of Alicante in Busot, a small village nestled on a hill beneath the ruins of a 12th century Moorish castle.The entrance to the caves is at 700m altitude on the northern slope of a mountain ridge called Cabezo de Oro (golden head) and they are one of the highest domed caves in the whole of Spain. In addition, inside the caves massive chamber, the acoustics are so good that concerts and folk festivals are held on the erected stage inside.
The caves are open all year and can only be visited as part of a guided tour. Also they do not close for siesta so the tour can make an ideal midday activity to escape the heat of the Spanish sun. But remember to take warm clothing with you as the inside of the caves can be very cold!
By the car park at the entrance to the Cuevas del Canelobre, is a small picnic area from which you can admire the amazing views whilst eating your lunch and waiting for the next tour to begin. In addition there is a small souvenir shop and toilets in the same place.
You will enter the cave through a long passage carved out of the mountainside and, for just a few euros, the guide will take you into the caves themselves where the lighting and music echoing inside contrasts immediately with the blazing outdoor sun. The tour lasts approx 45 minutes and prices at 2016 were :
Adult = 7 Euros
Child (5 - 14 years) = 3.50 Euros
Under 5 years = free
Seniors = 3.50 Euros
WINTER 1st September - 30th June 10.30 - 16.50 (Monday - Friday) 10.30 - 17.50 (Saturday and Sunday)
SUMMER 1st July - 31st August 10.30 - 19.30(every day)