Nerja Visitors are returning to the Nerja Caves in Pre-Covid numbers
Nerja Caves are celebrating 64 years since the first discovery
Thanks again to our favourite newspaper, the Sur in English, have a great story regarding the caves in Nerja. An article by Eugenio Cabezas for the periodical for the south of Spain tells the great news that tourists and other visitors to Nerja are back in force. According to Eugenio, the numbers are equal to the pre-Covid era.
The Nerja Cave foundation has reported that visitor numbers at the tourist attraction returned to pre-Covid figures in 2022, with 436,107 tickets sold, compared with 441,590 in 2019.
The numbers have been put down to the recovery of international tourism last year. In 2020, just 149,271 people visited the cave and in 2021 the number went up to 289,349.
In fact, in August last year, almost 80,000 people visited the cave, making it the best August in a decade, according to a statement from the Cueva de Nerja Foundation.
“If we add up all the people who have visited the Nerja Cave since its discovery in 1959 until last year, we are talking about almost 19 million visitors over these 64 years,” it added.
The president of the Cueva de Nerja Foundation, Javier Salas, said, “This is great news and good data that will allow us to face 2023 with the guarantees of a job well done for the recovery. Check out the rest of this interesting article.
The Nerja Caves
The Caves of Nerja are a series of caverns close to the town of Nerja in the Province of Málaga, Spain. Stretching for almost 5 kilometres, the caverns are one of Spain’s major tourist attractions. Concerts are regularly held in one of the chambers, which forms a natural amphitheatre.
The caves in Nerja have been classed as a “Good of Cultural Interest”, a form of heritage register in Spain. In the Nerja Caves, you and your family will enjoy a 45-minute excursion to one of the most important caves in the World.
The caves are a must-see for any visitor to the town. If you don’t mind a bit of a walk, it’s worth the exercise but there are transport opportunities available.