We were in Ibiza just before the beginning of the Summer season and the majority of the island’s attractions were closed, so we hired a car and headed off to the North of the island to visit Can Marçà cave.
The cave is in the side of a cliff and the views from the top are breathtaking. We had to wait about 40 minutes for our tour to begin but we did not mind a bit. We bought some icecreams from the small cafe and sat on some chairs overlooking the bay and the islands Murada and Ferradura.
When it was time for our tour we were led down a narrow path with lots of steps (not pushchair friendly) to the entrance to the caves.
The guide told us all about the smugglers who first used the cave to deposit their wares and then showed us inside. The guide spoke English so was easy to understand.
We were led through the caves which were quite impressive with rock formations, stalagmites and stalactites and small pools. It was tastefully lit. We were shown a not so natural waterfall at one point and the lights were turned off for a light and sound show. The light show did include strobe lights.
The kids really enjoyed visiting the caves and the cool interior was a welcome relief from the heat outside.
Taking a child with an ASD to Cova de can marca?
The caves are high up on the side of a cliff. The path down has a barrier but requires supervision.
The caves have clear paths round them.
At points you need to stop and stay with the guide.
The waterfall show is loud but includes lots of coloured lights.
The caves are dimly lit.
The rock is cold and in some places smooth and others textured. You are allowed to touch.
Cova de can marca can be found at: http://www.covadecanmarsa.com. The caves are open 10.30-20.00 in Summer and 11.00-18.00 in Winter. Entry is €10.50 for adults and €6.50 for children aged 4-12. You can buy tickets at the caves.