Cuevas San José & Vilafamés
Caves of San José & Vilafamés
Cuevas de San José (San José caves)
An underground river of San José with its rocky landscapes of approx 2.5 km long maintains and the temperature of + 20ºC is considered the longest navigable underground river in Europe. The Caves which sometimes are called “the heart of the earth” are full of stalactites and stalagmites that you can enjoy during the boat ride as well as some cave drawings left centuries ago. After some reconstructions and light installation in 1920’s the route became more open to tourists and much safer. A unique place to visit for sure!
After the caves we will go to Vilafamés, a beautiful town that joined the official list of Spain’s Most Beautiful Towns in 2015. Vilafames is a town painted in a palate of rustic browns and whitewashed hues with streets filled with history, culture, gastronomy, and relaxing atmosphere.
Vilafamés stands out with its Arab origin old town dating back to the 11th century as well as its castle resting on the hill above the city. The castle with an amazing panoramic view was built in the 14th century and was a strategic location during the wars. Rock stone predominates in all of the constructions of the old town, likewise the historical set of Vilafamés is declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 2005. In 1938 some of the old towns was destroyed by warplanes during the Spanish Civil War, however in the 1970’s painters discovered the town, fell in love with it and started to reconstruct it to its current glory.
You can’t miss a visit to this idyllic town with narrow streets and charming houses!
Travel equipment: Backpack, camera, comfortable shoes, a jacket because it can be cold, etc.
Food and drinks: Water. There are many restaurants but we suggest to take your own food to not spend the extra money and to be flexible with rest of the group.
Group of 5 or more: 18€
Includes: Private transport, insurance and the best organization.
Does not include entrance to the caves (private boats): 10 euros (To be paid in the bus) *We will have the boats reserved for us.
Special discounts of 10% until Tuesday 02/11 Use the promo code “LANGUAGEEXCHANGE”
How can you book the trip?
Online: Link below.
Office: Plaza Honduras 26, (09:30 – 14:30)
At language exchange meeting. See the page to see where they are.