The Caves in Ibiza
Ibiza Villa reveals the caves in Ibiza
If you like the mystery of the natural caves, Ibiza will not disappoint you. You can find several caves with easy or difficult access.
Cueva de Es Culleram
Natural cave at a height of 150 mt, located in the finca “Can Quintals” near Cala de Sant Vicent. It has been discovered in 1907 and inside there has been found a big quantity of terracotta figures,
a lion made from bones and a multitude of objects and statues dedicated to tanit, the goddess of love and of Punic fertility.
These objects, nowadays, can be seen at the Archaeological Museum of Ibiza and Formentera.
Apparently, this cave was used as a sanctuary of pray for this goddess and where animals were sacrificed in her honor and it was a site of pilgrimage between the V and II before Crist.
Cueva de Can Marçà
It’s located in the inner side of a cliff of Port de Sant Miguel de Balansat in the north of Ibiza. With more than 100.000 years of age, formerly it was used by the smugglers,
as a warehouse to stock the merchandise that were in traduced by sea. You can still recognize the marcs showing the entrance and exit.
A visit of 40 minutes allows us to enjoy the spectacular natural landscape created by the constant erosion of the sea during the years.
Also the views of the Port de Sant Miguel, the Murada and Ferradura island and the tower d’es Mular are marvelous.
Na coloms or cueva de la Luz
It’s located in the north and is a water cave difficult to visit. The name come from the sun rays that penetrate through the gallery.
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Cueva Cala Llonga or la Catedral del Mar
At 28 meters below ground. It has a vault of 15meters of height from where it’s possible to admire fantastic lighting effects. At its exit there is an amazing wall covered by red coral.
This cave contributed to believe in Ibiza’s myth of being a pirate refugee. You access to it from a fissure that opens in the mountain and passing through a cavern you reach the big cave with a depth of 25 meters.
Discovered in XV century it was then open to the public in 1957. At present it has become a restaurant and lounge club.
Ses Fontanelles or Sa Cova des Vi
It is a rocky shelter in the south side of Puig Nonó in the north of San Antonio. Its main attraction are cave paintings in its interior and are the only ones that exist on the island.