Prehistoric caves in the alternative Costa del Sol

Cueva de Nerja

Where is it? Just outside of Nerja to the north of Maro.

How to get there? Take the main road out of Nerja towards Maro and follow the signs for the caves. Or take the Alsina Graells bus service from the town centre.

What can you see? An interesting collection of caverns with unusual stalagmite and stalagtite formations. Although the caves contain cave paintings they are not accessible to the general public.

When can you go? Open all year between 10am and 2pm and 4pm and 6.30pm extended to 8pm during July and August.

How much does it cost? €5 per adult, €2.50 for children between 6-12 years with children under 6 entering free.

Cueva del Tesoro, Rincon de la Victoria

Where is it? In the hills between La Cala del Moral and Rincon de la Victoria.

How to get there? Take the N340a coast road from Rincon de la Victoria towards La Cala del Moral turning right at the sign for the Cueva del Tesoro. Keep climbing through the villa estate following the signs.

What can you see? The only marine cave in Europe that is open to the public. The structure of this cave was entirely formed by the action of the sea and therefore the caverns are smooth and stalgmite free. There are cave paintings which are generally on view but at the moment the area they are in is closed to the public.

When can you go? The caves are open throughout the year and all visits are guided. In the mornings the visits begin at 10.45am, 11.30am, 12.15pm, and 1pm. Afternoon visits begin at 3.45pm, 4.30pm and 5.15pm except for the summer (15th June - 15th Sept) when they are at 4.45pm, 5.30pm, 6.15pm and 7pm.

How much does it cost? €4.10 for adults, €2.40 for children.