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Cova de Can Marçà: Mysterious Cave Expedition in Ibiza

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Welcome to Ibiza, known for its beautiful beaches and lively nightlife. What far fewer people know is that it is also home to some fascinating natural wonders. Like the Cova de Can Marçà, a cave that tells a story as old as time itself.

Journey in time: history of Cova de Can Marçà

In the north of Ibiza, near the quiet village of Sant Miguel, the Cova de Can Marçà offers a rare glimpse into the past. This cave was discovered by smugglers, who used it as a hiding place for their goods. It dates back to the Phoenician Period, making it more than 100,000 years old. As you follow the winding paths through the majestic rooms, it is like walking through the pages of a history book. Every stalactite and stalagmite tells an ancient story.

Geological Wonders: A Unique Nature Spectacle

The Cova de Can Marçà is rich in geological formations. The glistening dripstone formations, formed by water that has seeped through the limestone for thousands of years, are a spectacular sight with all their colors. During your tour, you will be surprised again after every turn. You don’t necessarily have to be a geology buff to enjoy this natural wonder.

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A Tour to Never Forget

At OneVillasIbiza, we not only offer luxury villas, but also the chance to experience authentic Ibiza. A visit to the Cova de Can Marçà is an adventure not to be missed. With our new tours by highly experienced guides, penetrate deep into the cave. This allows you to discover hidden corners that would otherwise escape your attention. With this excursion you will get to know Ibiza in a totally different way.

Oasis of Tranquility in Sant Miguel

After your adventure in the Cova de Can Marçà, continue exploring in Sant Miguel. This charming village, with its white houses and peaceful atmosphere, is a perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of the island. Visit the Ethnographic Museum “Museo de Etnografia de Ibiza” to learn more about the local culture. Or take a siesta at Cala San Vincente beach, known for its breathtaking views and crystal clear waters.

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Discover the Treasures of Ibiza

Ibiza is more than just a destination for beach lovers and partygoers. There are numerous historical sites and natural wonders. From the old town of Dalt Vila, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to secluded beaches like Cala D’Hort, there is always something new to discover. For the adventurous, the Cova de Can Marçà, a mysterious cave, awaits exploration.

Here are more fascinating details about this unique sight, which can be an unforgettable part of your stay in Ibiza.

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    Dive into the Depths of Cova de Can Marçà

    In the heart of Ibiza’s pristine nature lies a world full of mystery and beauty: the Cova de Can Marçà. Below we take you on a journey through this breathtaking cave – one of the many highlights of a true Ibiza experience.

    Step into Another World

    As soon as you step into the Cova de Can Marçà, you feel the coolness and are greeted by gentle trickles of water. The cave is a living museum, where each stalactite and stalagmite tells its own story. During the tours, which are given in several languages (including German), visitors pass by the most impressive parts of the cave. The fantastic play of light and reflections on the water create an enchanting atmosphere that takes you to another world.

    Discover the Secrets of the Cave

    What makes Cova de Can Marçà so much fun is discovering all the secrets the cave hides. Guides will tell you about the history of the cave and its role in smuggling activities, as well as the discovery of fossils and ancient artifacts. Stories about the first explorers, such as Jean-Pierre Van Der Abeelle and Juan Bautista Calvi, bring history to life.

    For Nature Lovers and Adventurers

    The cave is not only a historical site, but also a true paradise for nature lovers. The geological formations, from delicate dripstone to massive stalagmites, are an impressive sight. For adventurers, the cave offers the opportunity to experience the rougher side of Ibiza away from the beaches and party venues.

    An Experience for All Senses

    A tour of the Cova de Can Marçà will stimulate all your senses. The sound of the echoing water, the sight of the sparkling minerals and the palpable history of the cave make it a unique experience. With a guided tour, you will learn more about the cave’s ecology and the delicate balance needed to preserve this natural treasure.

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    After the Discovery: Enjoy Ibiza’s Other Treasures

    After your visit to the Cova de Can Marçà, it’s time to explore the rest of Ibiza. From the countryside of San Juan to the historic town of Dalt Vila, the island is full of beautiful places waiting for you. Like the first-ever hippie market in the municipality of San Juan, where you can store and get a pinch of local culture.

    Besides being a tourist attraction, the Cova de Can Marçà is also a window to the past and a wonder of nature. At OneVillasIbiza, we encourage our guests to experience Ibiza in all its facets – from its luxury villas to its hidden natural beauty. Visiting this cave is a unique opportunity to also discover the lesser-known side of Ibiza – the side rich in history, culture, and natural beauty

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