|Location:||3km north of Busot, 10km south east of Jijona, 24km north east of Alicante. Road from Busot to the the cave.|
|Open:||OCT-JUN daily 11-17:50. Easter week daily 10:30-19:50. JUL-SEP daily 10:30-19:50. Closed on 25-DEC and 01-JAN. |
|Guided tours:||L=150m, VR=50m, A=700m asl.|
|Address:||Cuevas del Canelobre, Busot, Alicante, Tel: +34-965-699250. E-mail:|
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Cuevas del Canalobre is a single huge chamber with a length of 150m. It contains many dripstones, some of them looking like a candelabra, which gave the cave its name. The huge chamber has a good sound, so it is used for concerts and folk festivals. The cave contains a large stage for such events.
The entrance is located high on the slopes of the Cabezón de Oro (Golden Head) in a dry and hot bare karst region, and the vistor has a beautiful view onto the region of Alicante and the Mediterranean Sea. Several paths in the area allow very nice walking tours.
Despite so much favorable facts, there are two drawbacks: the cave is in summer very well visited, there are regular bus trips from the tourist centers at the coast, and it is lighted with coloured light.