It is quite amazing how people are sometimes scared to enter a cave that might look a bit dark and mysterious, and yet they get the courage to enter the wonders of it and enjoy the adventure that follows. But if you think about it, since the times of the Stone Age, the caverns were the places where people found shelter and felt secure. It is the beginning of what they established as their homes.
Nowadays, adventurers seek for such destinations to explore the wonders of the world and to discover the inside world of the so-called rock holes. And if you are such a person, then you have a lot of fun during your outdoor journeys. But what is your experience with caves? Have you visited some that are so strange that made you forget you are in the real world? Either way, you have or haven’t visited some, we still provide you with a few mysterious caverns that you will want to visit at least once in your life. What’s so unique about them? Take a look and find out.
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Mysterious caves you should visit one day
Are you ready to look inside these incredible rock caverns? Make sure to visit:
Fingal’s Cave at the Isle of Staffa
Location: Scotland, United Kingdom
Located somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean, there is an island of the Inner Hebrides in Argyll and Bute in Scotland called the Isle of Staffa. This island is uninhabited since 1800, and within it, you can find an amusing cave to explore, called the Fingal’s Cave. This exciting spot is a sea cave, and it is best known for its natural acoustics. Yes, it’s true, just because of its size and naturally arched roof, together with the sound produced by the echoes of the waves, it gives you the impression like you’re inside of some natural cathedral. Oher than its spectacular melodic mark, this cave is also quite pleasant to the eye. The rock formations and the set of natural events created the beautiful basalt columns that are spread around the whole place. The water also enters inside, which makes it easily accessible by a little boat or by diving. If you want to visit something strange and beautiful at the same time, then this destination is worth the journey.
Marble Caves at General Carrera Lake
Location: Patagonia, Argentina, and Chile, South America
The natural wonders in this part of the world are capable of leaving you speechless in the first moment you step your foot there. And the Marble Caves are no exception. To be more explicit – they are exceptionally stunning. The spectrum of colors that this natural attraction possesses leaves the impression that you are staring at a perfect painting, instead of natural creation. The sight is completely fascinating when you add the turquoise waters of the Carrera Lake that occasionally splash into the Marble Caves, adding up some more colors from the lovely pallet. If you are interested in visiting this destination (and honestly how can you not be), then you have to catch a ferry from a little town called Puerto Tranquillo that will take you to and through the tunnels of this lovely rock formation.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Location: Waitomo, North Island, New Zealand
If you get to see this unbelievably fascinating destination, then you will start to believe that the word magic had been invented because of this place. Seriously, can this earth be more amazing? Hurry up and do your research on the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and you will come to a conclusion why people feel like they are in some fairytale when they visit this fantastic destination. The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are mainly famous due to the high population of glowworms that provide the most pleasant light show that a person can experience while being under a huge rock. And thanks to the well-organized boat tours, you can easily access this natural highlight and enjoy under the ceiling covered with glimmering glowworms.
Hang Son Doong Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
Location: Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam
The world’s most giant cavern is known to be found in Vietnam. It is so monstrously huge that it even has its world inside of it. Firstly found by a local name called Ho Khanh in 1991, this place has been explored by experts and curious hearts for many years now. It is so big that it has its forest inside and a lovely river. Its central passage is more than 5 kilometers long, which is quite a challenging terrain to try and discover in a day. Special tours are organized for the ones interested. However, these are not done on a daily basis, and they cost quite a lot. The lack of trips organized here is also due to the natural events such as the heavy rain raising the level of the river inside the caves that made it quite impossible to access it. If you have the chance to visit it someday, you will be impressed by the size of it, since inside you will feel like an ant. It’s amazing!
Benagil Sea Cave
Location: Algarve, Portugal
There is a spectacular cave in Portugal, in a small village called Benagil, where tourists love spending their vacation time. And what’s so special about this destination is that the cavern is not that fascinating as the previous ones we have mentioned, but it has something to be proud of – probably one of the most beautiful hidden beaches on Earth. So if you go to Praia de Benagil, make sure not to miss going to the charming beach found within the walls of the cave there. You probably imagine this place as a dark place where you can sit on the sand and slowly freeze because of the lack of sun. Well, luckily you are wrong because there is a hole in the ceiling of the cavern that lets some sunshine light up the interior and provides you with enough sunlight to lie down on the soft sand and enjoy a little sunbathing. It’s quite impressive so check it out!
Did you know about these incredible destinations all along? Or you are as much surprised by the wonders of this world as anybody who gets to discover these places? Whatever the case may be, make sure to spread the word about these stunning sites and provide us with more suggestions if you have some in mind.