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La Cova Tallada
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Deutschlandreform
Hamburg, Germany263 contributions
Great fun
Nov 2019
Unless you are an experienced hiker, you will likely need almost an hour to get to the actual cave. During the warmer months of the year, it is probably best to plan to get to the cave before 11am because of the heat. Bring water and put it in a small backpack (so you have both of your hands free during the hike). It is advisable to wear hiking shoes and long pants, since you will be walking over rough terrain with some bushes along the path. The hike is challenging for the inexperienced, but absolutely doable. The hike is probably not suitable for smaller children.
Written 30 December 2019
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RitaMkz
London, UK18 contributions
Beautiful Huge Cave and Snorkelling
Aug 2019 • Family
It’s a real hike there and back and at times tricky. Over an hour each way. Wear trainers or walking boots and pack enough food and water because you are going to need it!
Once you get there it’s worth it. Absolutely beautiful and you won’t want to leave.
Take sea shoes you have them.
Enjoy!
Written 12 August 2019
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Stiina H
5 contributions
Great day trip!
Jul 2019 • Family
We are a family with 8,13,15 yrs children. The cave and the views were amazing. We recommend to visit. Our teens would preferred kayaking, the walk was hot and sportive.
- Remember to book tickets beforehand especially in high season, they require it, even it’s free.
- Use good shoes, the path is not easy.
- Don’t forget to have enough water.
- For swimming have shoes, there is sharp stones and some sea urchins, good spot to do snorkelling.
- Nice place also for picnic.
Written 19 July 2019
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AC C
Stavanger, Norway67 contributions
Great place to kayaking
May 2019 • Solo
It took me about 30 min kayaking to this place from shore. For me it’s easier than walking. Lovely views along the way. The history behind the Cave is interesting. The nearby area is a great spot for snorkeling. Loved this trip.
Written 5 June 2019
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Yelena V
145 contributions
Beautiful walk
May 2019 • Couples
It's a relatively easy and short walk with a picturesque trail. The last 10 meters are a bit tricky - you need to use chains and get a bit wet. But it is worth it! Nice for swimming and snorkling. However try to avoid in high season - the place is small plus it is rather difficult to find parking. Also keep in mind that the cave is protected from the sun and it might get cold right after the sun is gone. I would recommend morning to 15.00 for a visit
Written 7 May 2019
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Patrick S
Stockholm, Sweden156 contributions
An easy and wonderful adventure for the entire family
Apr 2019 • Family
This is not just a sight, its the total experience. You have a beutifully hike (walk) for 30-45 minutes from the end of Les Rotes. The hike is fantastic, winding up and down at the hill above the sea. You passing beautifully scenaries and plants. The actual cave is fantastic with big church like rooms, parts occupied by the ocean, and where it possible to swim. In the summer its possible to stay here the say, swimming, snorkling and have a nice pic nic. The harder parts is supported with stars and things to hold on with, so most people can enjoy the walk. But you still have to had some level of physical ability. We went here two families with 4 kids 9 and 12. If you don't stay the day, you can award your self with a nice meal or drink at one of the two restaurants at the start/end of the walk. I prefer The Restaurant Mena, but its not a big difference.
Written 23 April 2019
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AiiiiDi
Valencia, Spain30 contributions
Amazing
Nov 2017 • Family
We went last week with a girl 11 years old and she was fine but she was afraid to go down to the cave. The road is not that difficult but you need to be in form . maybe the most difficult part is to go down to the cave (10 m) and you can get wet (feet) . I am sure I will go again on summer to swimm. I recommend to go there. It's important to wear trainers and comfy clothes.
Written 17 November 2017
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Sébastien D
Seine-et-Marne, France259 contributions
A Must !
Aug 2017 • Family
We were supposed to get there with our 3 kids (4/6/8) but it was too hard for the 2 little ones.

It is 45mn from the street or from Torre del Gerro.

1st part is easy, 2nd one also but it is better to get some good shoes.

If you are with kids, prefer doing it in the morning because there is no where to protect from the sun.

Tip : many people go there for half day/day to picnic and swim in the crystal water. However is is very quickly full and I recommend to arrive early if you want a good place 😉
Written 27 August 2017
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Brian_StNeots
St Neots, UK179 contributions
Arduous walk with a reward at the end
Jul 2017 • Friends
We set off from the coast road just after dawn to miss the heat of the day. From the road the direction to the start of the path is signposted. The terrain is tricky in places with some parts of the path made safer by having chains to hang onto. After a km you reach a signpost that isn't very helpful as it's not very clear where to go next. One arrow points further along the path stating 'Caves 10m Alt' but this just brings you to a point on top of the caves with precipitous drops to the sea. Tracing back to the signpost there's no arrow but you'll see that more chains lead down the vertical drop to the sea. You then have to wade/swim around the cliff to find the cave entrance - and the reward of venturing in and exploring. Apparently the easier route is by kayak - but then you'll be joined by many others and the magic is lost.
Written 11 July 2017
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G C
Calgary, Canada89 contributions
Great fun, good snorkelling, and a beautiful place to spend the day!
Jun 2017
Cova Tollada is a well-known hidden treasure of the Costa Brava. It ss accessible by kayak but also an easy hike. The cave has a well-protected swimming area with warm water and lots of fish to see while snorkeling so don't forget your gear - bring some water shoes as well as the rocks can be sharp. I didn't have any but you'll need to be careful.

The start is the parking area next to the Monastery of Nuestra Senora de los Angeles (also known as 'El Sanctuario de Nuestra Senora de los Ángeles' by some sources). With your back to the monastery, turn left and walk back along the road for some 350m to the Camí de la Plana de Sant Jeroni , a rough wide track on the right-hand side with an obvious signpost that points the way to the Cala Tallada. The signs informs walkers that the cave is a 30 minute walk to the north but the timings on these signs are notoriously ambitious at least another 15 minutes should be added.

The main track loops around houses for about 600m; avoid the temptation to leave this route and if you are unsure of the right route, look out for the white-and-yellow route markers that are painted at various intervals on tree trunks, large boulders and the occasional junction box to guide the way. The track eventually arrives at a path hub, a mass of rough narrow pathways that lead off in several directions. Again, the route to the cave is clearly marked by a short post with the familiar white-and-yellow lines and passes through a line of trees before weaving across the rough heathland.

The path is clear as it passes through clumps of lavender and dwarf palm but can be quite rough underfoot and, as you around the head of the Barranc de la Foradada, a deep ravine in which evidence of human occupation some 80,000 years ago has been found, the temptation to enjoy the views opening up around you could prove painful. The engaging Lakeland author A.W. Wainwright once warned readers “to avoid accidents and always watch where you are putting your feet” and large rocks poke through the ground, coaxing a twisted knee or a turned ankle and so, despite the unveiling of superb views around you, some attention had to be given to the ground below your feet to avoid an unfortunate mishap.

Eventually the path begins a steep descent towards the Barranc de la Cova Tallada and you need to carefully pick your way through exposed boulders until the path disappears quite suddenly over a sharp ledge. At first the climb down is fairly simple but becomes a little trickier so the descent has been assisted by a thick metal chain which has been anchored securely (or so we hope) to the rock. There’s no real skill required to get yourself down this section but it might test those with a nervous disposition towards heights for the ground falls away steeply into the ravine at the bottom.

The path winds its way roughly down the southern flank of the deep ravine; you may well find yourselves using some very unorthodox methods to negotiate the trickier sections but it’s a case of whatever works to get yourself over the last few hundred metres to the bottom and the very edge of the Mediterranean. A signpost marks the location of La Cova Tallada, the entrance to which lies at the water’s edge a few metres below and reached by negotiating a short but tricky descent to the right which demands concentration and a bit of nerve and flexibility followed by a stretch of easy scrambling along the water’s edge to an obvious entrance to the cave, a tall cut in the cliff-face which gives no hint of what lies beyond.

After ducking below the low ceiling of the cave, an enormous chamber opens up around you. A huge gash in the cliff-face exposes the cavern to the sea through which waves no doubt crash during stormy weather. Picking yourself around a huge sandstone block that appears to have been dislodged from the high ceiling many metres above you, you will find the ancient quarry, a most peculiar mine that extends deep into the darkness which can only be explored further by the use of a torch. The evidence of human excavation is overwhelming and stone blocks hewn from the walls were used for construction in both Jávea and Dénia. (Tradition claims that the fortress church of San Bartolomé in the historic centre of Jávea was built with blocks from the cave; it is almost certain that parts of the castle in Dénia have their origin here.) Carved arches connect the quarry to the sea and a relatively short basin protected by a natural barrier of rock. Local legend claims that this basin was used as a hideaway and supply point for German submarines during the Second World War but there is no evidence to confirm this. The removal of a huge amount of stone has hollowed out large caverns which extend deep into the cliffs and these can be explored with the use of a good torch. It really is worth the effort to experience a quarry where men endured back-breaking work in candle-light to entice huge blocks of tosca stone from the walls. (credit, javeamigos . com)
Written 18 June 2017
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