Galera Cave houses and Castril River Walk


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March 11th 2017
Published: March 12th 2017
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This is our second visit to Galera, staying in a Cave House, why I didn't write about it before........... not sure. So I'll write about it this time to to share our experience with you. This time brought along our friends from Canada to see their recactions to this experience, something you won't get on a typical holiday.

Galera is about 165 km from Mojacar, so a scenic 1hr and 45 min drive. The town it's self is over 4000 years old, with beautiful mountain views all around you a real get away from it all place to visit. We rented 2 Cave houses side by side from a lovely couple that have lived in Galera for about 4 yrs and love it, I personally would miss the sea views I have at home. If you are interested I have provided their email address ( with their permission of course)

Cave houses or Casas Cuevas are best discribed as hobbit houses, a maze of underground rooms, including fully modern kitchen and any where from 1 to 4 bedroom, generous living areas, and if you get bored with your lay out you can always dig out another room, or pick out a new cupboard or shelf.

The region's cave - dwellings began with the Moors, but most were built ( or carved) in the 19th century by peasant farmworkers. But now are finished to high standards and are used for holiday homes, 2nd homes and some permanent residences by mainly British ex pats.

Not far from Galara is the Castril River walk, a must do free adventure, about 30 km away. It is made up of a wooden walkway which runs along the wall of a narrow gorge, know as the Cerrada de Castril. Great views along this walkway, across small metal suspension bridges and tunnels, while the crystal clear river babbles along side. The perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.



Oh by the way my Canadian friends absolutely LOVED their Cave Dwelling adventure!!


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