The new botanical garden at the Nerja Caves, christened ‘Detunda’ after the Roman name for Maro, has apparently been completed but will not be open to the public until at least the end of the year.
The Nerja Caves has received the Certificate of Excellence 2014 from the travel website TripAdvisor, the largest in the world.
The Nerja Caves Foundation has produced a new book entitled ‘La Cueva para todos’ (The Caves for all), a forty-eight page edition in two languages, English and Spanish, and featuring illustrations by Luis Santiago.
Tickets for the 55th International Festival of Music and Dance organised by the Nerja Caves Foundation are now on sale online via the Cuevas de Nerja website (www.cuevadenerja.es) and in person at the Nerja Museum in Plaza de España. The tickets are priced between €30 and €40 and there are 500 seats available per performance in the Nerja Caves themselves.
It is reported that work on the Detunda-Nerja Caves Botanical Garden is in its final phase and could be finished by the end of May or early June and open to the public within a few months.
The Nerja Caves received a total of 8,684 visitors over the Easter period, an increase of 34% over 2013.
The Nerja Caves Foundation has launched an educational programme aimed at pupils from the second to sixth grade and involving students from a number of municipalities.
The FITUR Tourist Fair has been used to announce the 55th International Festival of Music and Dance taking place at the Nerja Caves from July 19th to 26th 2014, although half of the events will take place outside the caverns due to conservation concerns.
To commemorate the 55th anniversary of the discovery of the Nerja Caves, the Nerja Caves Foundation has produced a video entitled, ‘The Nerja Caves, where time stops’.
When work began on the botanical gardens in the grounds of the Nerja Caves, the old road/track between the Caves and the village of Maro was demolished. It was decided to build a bridge over the highway to connect the two areas.