More than 8,500 cruise passengers calling at the Port of Valencia visit the longest navigable underground river in Europe, according to the forecasts made by the City of Vall d’Uixó (Castellón), the municipality in which is the popular spot of the Caves San Jose from which you access this curious underground river.
grutasanjose230x295La visit to this beautiful natural cave allows tourists to explore the depths of the earth a peaceful boat plying waters, watching the shapes of the rocks that the action of water has shaped over thousands of years and at a temperature of 20 degrees in inside the cave throughout the year.
The tour lasts about 40 minutes, which are needed to walk about two kilometers by boat and just over 200 meters walk through a gallery dry. There is also a section of 1932 meters inaccessible to the public.
It so happens that today still do not know the origin of the river or the end of the cave.
The Caves of San Jose de la Vall d’Uixó receive tourists arriving at the Port of Valencia and choose the option to visit this place between the excursions that are offered.
This year 2013 is expected to be more than 500,000 cruise passengers arriving to Valencia, the port continues to grow year after year in the number of passengers arriving aboard a luxury cruise.
The Caribbean Sea and then Europe, have continued during 2012 the main destinations for luxury cruises.
Within the Caribbean Sea preferences remain in areas comprising the western Caribbean destinations including places like the island of Belize, ideal for scuba diving, or Cozumel, Mexico a paradise. As for the Eastern Caribbean, has also gained popularity in recent times, especially with the inclusion of itineraries calling at ports like Nassau (Bahamas), Virgin Islands or Antigua and Barbuda.
Europe is another major destination in recent years cruises have increased considerably, especially those made by the Mediterranean Sea, with Barcelona as the reference port, which has become the fourth busiest around the world, surpassed only by those found on the coast of Florida.
Within the Mediterranean cruises include the west. They are the most popular and have the main destinations of the Spanish east coast, the French Riviera and the Italian coast, calling at ports like Civitavecchia, Naples, Malaga and Montecarlo.
They have also grown the eastern Mediterranean cruises and Greek islands. Ports such as Venice, Dubrovnik and Athens are among the most popular destinations.
Fjords and Baltic Capitals
Another point that has experienced strong growth in Europe are cruises that take place on the north, mainly through the fjords and the Baltic capitals (Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo and St. Petersburg).