Mallorcan Caves of the Dragon and Hams Mallorca Island
Caves Mallorcan Caves Fancy a little adventure on your next Mallorca Holiday then these caves are interesting to explore.
Mallorca – The Caves of the Dragon and Hams
Porto Cristo, on the east coast of Mallorca
In Porto Cristo, on the east coast of Mallorca, there are two caves: Cuevas dels Hams and Cuevas del Drach, cavern of the dragon. The caves have formed by water being forced through the entrance from the Mediterranean Sea.
A beautiful and popular tourist attraction in the eastern region of the island.
The Caves of Drach (Catalan pronunciation: [kɔvəz ðəɫ ˈdɾak], modern Catalan spelling: Coves del Drac, Spanish: Cuevas del Drach, English: “Caves of Drach”, lit. “Dragon caves”) are four great caves that are located in the island of Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain.
They are in the municipality of Manacor, near the locality of Porto Cristo. They were first mentioned in a letter 1338.
The caves extend to a depth of 25 m, reaching 2.4 km in length. The four caves, called Black Cave, White Cave, Cave of Luis Salvador, and Cave of the French, are connected to each other.
They have formed by water being forced through the entrance from the Mediterranean Sea, and some researchers think the formation may date back to Miocene.
There is an underground lake situated in the caves called Martel Lake, which is about 115 m in length and 30 m in width.
It’s named after the French explorer and scientist Édouard-Alfred Martel, who is considered the founding father of speleology (the study of caves). He was invited to explore the cave 1896.
A German cave explorer, M.F. Will, had mapped the White and Black cave in 1880. Martel found two more, as well as the underground lake.
They are open to the public and one of the main attractions on Mallorca. The visit ends with a short classical concert performed by four musicians on a boat.
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The hotel’s Aucanada Spa offers a range of relaxation and beauty treatments, as well as a spa circuit.
Public areas include a garden and bar.
Aucanada Club is in a residential area in Alcanada, in the Bay of Alcudia. The beach is only 700 metres away. Alcanada Golf Course is also within walking distance.
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