Holidays in Cova de Can Marca

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Cova de Can Marca featuring interior views and caves

Explore an ancient limestone cave nestled inside a cliff in Port de San Miguel de Balansat to come across underground lakes and spectacular formations.

At over 100,000 years old, the cave of Cova de Can Marçà is a place of great historical significance for Ibiza. Cracks in the rocks allowed seeping water to carve out the Cova de Can Marçà and created the calcified buildup of stalagmites and stalactites inside.

The cave was discovered in the early 20th century by smugglers, who found the labyrinth of caves to be the perfect place to hide their contraband goods. Retrace their steps through the secret passages that weave through the cave during a 40-minute guided tour.

See the stalagmites, stalactites and fossils inside and follow the Hall of Lakes, a procession of emerald-coloured underground lakes. The water has been coloured by the moss coating the rocks below the surface. Continue to the Buddha Temple, where stalagmites and stalactites have grown into each other to form towering pillars that taper in the middle.

The showpiece of Cova de Can Marçà is the cascada, a curtain of water that falls lightly from the upper levels of the cave into the shadowy depths below. The waterfall is lit up by colourful lights. Audio effects contribute to the mesmerizing effect of it all.

To get to Cova de Can Marçà on the northwest coast of Ibiza, drive to the Port de San Miguel. To reach the entrance of Cova de Can Marçà, follow the signs to the rocky steps that will lead you down the cliff. Before you enter, pause to overlook the gorgeous bay of Port de San Miguel and the islands of Murada and Ferradura.

Cova de Can Marçà is open year-round from the late morning until just before sunset. Tours are offered in various languages, including English, and are included in the entry fee.

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Hotel Cartago - All Inclusive
Hotel Cartago - All Inclusive
3 out of 5
Puerto San Miguel, Sant Joan de Labritja, Ibiza
Nestled on the beach, this Sant Joan de Labritja resort is just steps away from Port de Sant Miquel and Puerto de San Miguel Beach. Cala d'es Motons and Cova ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (115 reviews)
"Great service from all the staff"

Reviewed on 10 Oct. 2019

Hotel Cartago - All Inclusive
Balansat Resort
Balansat Resort
2 out of 5
Puerto de San Miguel, s/n, Sant Joan de Labritja, Ibiza
This family-friendly Sant Joan de Labritja aparthotel is steps away from Puerto de San Miguel Beach and Port de Sant Miquel. Cala d'es Motons and Cala de sa ...
3.8/5 Good! (33 reviews)
"Everything was wonderful. Im very pleased we had rooms overlooking the adult pool, as the children's pool area was VERY noisy. It did not spoil our stay as we stayed away and we booked rooms only Beverley Smith"

Reviewed on 26 Jun. 2019

Balansat Resort
Hotel Galeón
Hotel Galeón
4 out of 5
Puerto San Miguel, Sant Joan de Labritja, Ibiza
Nestled on the beach, this Sant Joan de Labritja hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Cova de Can Marca and Benirras Beach. Cala Xarraca Beach and Las Dalias Hippy ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (240 reviews)
Come for the views, but amenities are outdated
"The hotel itself is very outdated and very basic, which makes sense because the price is so economical. The food and coffee are very mediocre, if you’re at all a foodie. Not a good spot for solo travel or young single travelers. Definitely designed for families on a budget. All that being said, the ..."

Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2021

Hotel Galeón
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Hotel Cartago - All Inclusive
Hotel Cartago - All Inclusive
3 out of 5
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Balansat Resort
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2 out of 5
Puerto de San Miguel, s/n, Sant Joan de Labritja, Ibiza
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4 out of 5
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Apartamentos San Miguel Park & Esmeralda Mar
Apartamentos San Miguel Park & Esmeralda Mar
3 out of 5
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Stunning Sunset Villa With Endless Infinity Pool in the North Part of the Island
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Country holiday home - Ibiza
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Hacienda Na Xamena, Ibiza
Hacienda Na Xamena, Ibiza
5 out of 5
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Hotel Rural Ca's PLA
Hotel Rural Ca's PLA
2.5 out of 5
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