Nerja Caves Frequently Asked Questions

Come on over and visit the caves of Nerja!

The caves in Nerja Spain date back millions of years.  It was during the Triassic period, large quantities of calcareous mud settled on the bottom of the ancient Mediterranean sea, later transforming into the calcareous-dolomite marble which at present surround the caves.

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There are huge cavities underground where waters move through, which helped form the Nerja caves.  These have a year-round mild temperature and, in which the underground waters circulated, were thus formed.

Okay here we go with the Nerja-caves most frequently asked questions!

How do I get to the Nerja Caves?


You can easily drive from Granada, Malaga or anywhere along the coast to the caves of Nerja. Check the map below for directions to the caves of Nerja from Nerja center.

Cave Train (Cueva Tren)

this is a fun way to get around and see a few of the sites out of the Nerja city center.  It is an open air train and the kids will love it.  You won’t need to worry about bus schedules, taxis or trying to find parking.  The cave train ticket price includes entry into the Nerja Museum and the Nerja Caves, so it is a real bargain.

The ticket is valid all day and you can get on and off the train as many times as desired in their operating hours.  You are free to hop on or hop off the train at any of the four stops.

  1. Nerja Caves
  2. Parque Verano Azul
  3. Nerja Museum
  4. Maro Square

There is an audio-guide in Spanish and English covering the monuments and places that can be seen along the route. The price includes a visit to the Nerja Caves (you must reserve a time) and to the Nerja Museum.

Adults: €15
Children (6 to 12 years): €8
Children under 6 years: Free

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The bus station in Nerja is on Avenida Pescia (see map below) and consists of a layby on either side of the road for the buses and a kiosk which sells the tickets (on the north side of the road).

From Nerja to Nerja Cuevas / Caves

08.30 | 09.40L | 10.40 | 11.30 | 12.25 | 13.10 | 13.30 | 14.55 | 15.55 | 16.40 | 17.30 | 20.00 | 21.40

From Nerja Cuevas to Nerja

08.50 | 09.30 | 11.00 | 12.00 | 12.45 | 13:30 | 14:45 | 16.15 | 17:00 | 18:00 | 18.35 | 19:30 | 21.05

What are the prices for Nerja Caves tickets?

The general visit begins with the screening of an audiovisual presentation in which you will be able to see details of the cave (10 minutes). This is followed by an audio-guided visit through the different chambers of the Cave, lasting about 45 minutes. The audio guide is in Spanish, English, German, French, Italian and Russian.

Adults: €10
Children aged 6 years to 12 years: €6.00
Children under 6 years: Free

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The Nerja Caves also offer many special entries as well. These include Exclusive Tours, The Secrets of the Caves, The Discovery Tour, Night Tours
Read more on the official website here.

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What are the Nerja Caves Opening Times?

The Nerja Caves are open every day of the year except on January 1st (New Year’s Day) and May 15th (Romeria de San Isidro).

Nerja Caves opening hours Winter

Winter is usually any month other than Summer (so September through June, excluding Easter).  09:00 – 16:00 with entry every 30 minutes (last entry to caves Nerja at 15:00).

Nerja Caves opening hours Summer

(July and August) plus Thursday, Friday and Sunday during Easter Week

09:00 – 18:30 with entry every 30 minutes (last entry to caves Nerja at 17:30).

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Is it easy to walk around in the Nerja Caves?

The caves of Nerja are very visitor friendly with walkways through the caverns which are well lighted.  There are many stairs, so be sure you are able to go up and down stairs.

Is it wet and slippery?

The walkways do get some dampness or water on them but provided you are sensible, i.e. no running etc, then you will be fine.

What is the Nerja caves temperature?

Is it cold inside the caves of Nerja? Do I need a sweater or a coat? It is a bit cooler inside the caves and it may feel more drastic in the summer. It is refreshing when it is hot outside, but if you easily chill you may want a light sweater.

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If you are making it all of the way to Nerja, go a little further east and visit Almuñécar.  Looking for things to do in Almuñécar, what to see in town?

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