The "Caves of Nerja" are in fact closer to the village of Maro than Nerja so it was an easy drive from our holiday cottage to the cave area. I parked the car in the car park and walked the short distance to the ticket area.
The caves are a huge tourist attraction and as such are very commercialised. There are gift shops, restaurants and a museum, all designed to relieve you of your hard earned cash
A statue to the boys who discovered the caves in 1959.
After paying my 8,50€ entrance fee, extra for the multi-lingual headsets, I was immediately accosted by a photographer who took my picture, gave me a ticket and said I could collect it after my tour. I then proceeded along a pre-designated walkway to marvel at millions of years of nature at work.
My apologies for the poor quality of pictures but for some unexplained reason use of a flash was not permitted. Part of the cave system has been turned into an arena where concerts and plays can be held, far more likely I think to inflict damage through the vibration of sound waves than the flash of a camera. ( With thanks to a reader who commented below, I have subsequently been advised that the use of a flash is prohibited because it may disturb the bats roosting within the cave system.)
There is a warning at the start of the route that there are multiple steps and this proved to be the case.
Natures sculptures however were wonderful.
The caves are well worth a visit and are very impressive. On the downside however is the overt commercialisation. Upon exiting the cave system, I was immediately approached by a young lady asking if I would like to purchase my photo which I politely refused to do. And then to cap it all, I had to pay a euro to exit the car park through the barrier, not advised when I entered. Scrooge is alive and well.