The Caves of Drach (Cuevas del Drach)—an enormous underground expanse of undulating sandstone, stalactites and stalagmites, and semiprecious agates—create an imaginarium of formations. This exquisite ornamentation frames one of Europe's largest underground lakes, Lake Martel, where classical musicians on boats serenade visitors.
The Caves of Drach are one of the most popular attractions on the island, and many visitors see them as part of a small-group tour or private day trip from Mallorca that includes transportation. Individually purchased entrance tickets include a specific time of visit. All tickets include a live classical music concert and a short boat ride on Lake Martel, which is about 558 feet (170 meters) long. When booking with a tour, it’s possible to combine your visit to the caves with a tour of the Majorica Pearl Factory in the nearby city of Manacor and explore the fishing village of Porto Cristo.
Things to Know Before You Go
The caves are a must-see for first-time visitors to Mallorca.
Tour choices include a private and small-group tour that includes a visit to a nearby pearl factory.
Photos and video are prohibited during the concert.
Facilities at the caves include free parking, an ATM, and a public telephone.
Due to the natural features of the caves, the complex is not wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
The easiest way to visit the Caves of Drach is as part of a package tour, half-day or full-day trip. To visit on your own from Porto Cristo, take a local bus, which stops outside the caves. Due to the caves’ popularity, purchase a tour or tickets ahead of time, as tickets can sell out.
When to Get There
During high season (June to September) and on weekends, plan to visit mid-morning or late afternoon, when the caves are typically less crowded.
Things to Do on the East Coast
There are several options for things to do while on the east coast of Mallorca. In addition to visiting the caves, check out the area’s sandy beaches, scuba diving sites off Porto Cristo, glass-bottom boat tours along the coast, and nearby villages such as Cala Millor, Porto Colom, Cala Bona, and Sa Coma.