Hams Caves (Cuevas dels Hams) Tours
Though not the most impressive caves on an island famed for its immense underground system of limestone caverns, the Hams Caves (Cuevas dels Hams) are nonetheless a popular stop for multi-destination guided day trips. Built along an underground river called the Sea of Venice, they are most notable for their spiral and hook-shaped "stalactites," very different from those seen in most other Mallorca caves.
Address: Carretera Manacor-Porto Cristo, S/N, Porto Cristo, Spain
Hours: Open March to November
4 Tours and Activities to Experience Hams Caves (Cuevas dels Hams)
Experience the natural beauty and beautiful pearls of Mallorca on this all-day guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, explore the stunning scenery of Hams and Drach cave systems. Marvel at their stalactites and beautiful waters, then stop by the picturesque fishing village of Porto Cristo and and a historic pearl shop.
Journey to a world of shimmering pearls, pristine beaches and crystalline caverns on this half-day tour of eastern Mallorcan highlights. Visit a local pearl factory to see how the perfect white orbs are produced, and enjoy some time to browse pearls at bargain prices. Then, explore the fairytale underground world of the Caves of Hams. Admire magnificent stalactite formations and experience the natural acoustics during a short classical concert inside one of the caverns. You’ll also stop at the lovely beach resort town of Porto Cristo for photos.
Discover two of the main highlights of Mallorca, both located in the area of Porto Cristo. The Caves of Drach and the Caves of Hams in one day with transport and guide.
The Hams Caves are over 10 million years old, but people has only been able to enjoy their beauty since they were discovered back in 1905 by the speleologist Pedro Caldentey Santandreu (1886-1950) while he was digging for onyx, a precious stone abundant in the region. In 1910 he managed to produce electricity to illuminate the cave even before electric power had reached the village of Porto Cristo. Using a water mill, a dynamo and a water tank, he generated 16 hours of electric current to enable visits to the caves. In the Blue cave, with its spectacular new blue lighting using led technology, you can enjoy the educational documentary “Discovering the past” about the history of Majorca, its first inhabitants, the formation of the Hams caves and their discovery.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Hams Caves (Cuevas dels Hams) hours of operation?
Hams Caves (Cuevas dels Hams) hours of operation: Open March to November. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Hams Caves (Cuevas dels Hams)?
The best ways to experience Hams Caves (Cuevas dels Hams) are:
- Mallorca Full-Day Tour with Porto Cristo and Pearl Shop
- Palma de Mallorca Half-Day Tour to Caves of Hams and Pearl Factory
- Full day tour to the Caves of Drach and Caves of Hams in Mallorca
- Hams Caves with Porto Cristo and Pearl Shop Mallorca Half Day Tour
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