Escape the Heat of summer with These Cooling Caves and a Swim in a Crystal Clear River Pool. The Cueva del Gato alongside the Rio Guadiaro, just a short drive outside of Ronda, is one of the true natural beauty spots of the Serranía de Ronda whilst the Cueva de la Pileta, discovered in 1905 by a local landowner, is an impressive and unique experience.
Cueva de la Pileta
The guided tour by torch light given by descendants of the Bullón family, the discoverers of this special place is informative and interesting.
With cave art going back over 25,000 years and signs of habitation up until as recent as 5,000 years ago, the Cueva de La Pileta is a wonder of both human and natural art. From simple charcoal lines and abstract markings to goats, horses and a giant fish, all can be seen in great detail in a way not possible in other caves.
The tour passes through spacious halls and galleries, dripping with stalactites, with walls covered in the most varied and colourful display of mineral deposits and through narrow passageways and past small lakes that encompasses just a small part of the overall Pileta cave system.
The lack of commercialism and the closeness of the tour to the paintings and galleries set a visit to the Cueva de La Pileta apart and the cave has long been regarded as one of the highlights of the Ronda area.
Trainers or Walking Boots with Good Grip
Door to door transport
Our walk of the Two Caves tour is a private tour, meaning you get a truly unique and intimate experience. Pick up & drop off are door to door, from anywhere on the Costa del Sol – Malaga, Fuengirola, Marbella, Estepona as well as shore excursions from cruise ships docking at Malaga port. Your tour guide will meet you in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for the drive to the caves.
Entrance to the Cueva de La Pileta that we visit are included in the tour price. Lunch is not included in the tour price, however during the tour, we can either stop for lunch at a popular local restaurant in Estación de Benaoján with a delicious menu del dia or the nearby, justly renowned Molino del Santo.
Please note the Cueva de la Pileta can be slippery, dark, steep and with small passages which require care to pass, please wear decent walking shoes or trainers, sandals and flip flops are not ideal and the itinerary as a whole is not best suited to people with mobility problem. The caves are also home to bats, which are normally sleeping! We can of course adjust the tour accordingly so please mention in the comments section when booking any issues we should be aware of.