Cova d'es Coloms

Cova des Coloms - Cave of the Doves - Cave of the Pigeons

Useful Information

Location: From Es Migjorn Gran, follow the road to San Adeodato beach. At the roads end walk to the beach and follow a path to the right, until you reach Barranc de Bini Gaus Vell. Go up the valley on the left side, the path will lead you to the cave. It is on the bottom of a cliff below Binigaus.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: electric.
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Sa Cova des Coloms. Public Domain.

Sa Cova d'es Coloms (Cave of the Pigeons) is a single huge caver, a cathedral like chamber which is 110m long, 15m wide and 24m high. It is named after a special type of pigeons which live in this cave in huge amounts. They are called palomas torcaces by the locals and are hunted for centuries.

This cave is located in the Barranc de Binigaus, a deep and impressive gorge, at the foot of a cliff. On the top of this cliff is the village Binigaus. The cave is very popular for a siesta, for barbecue, and the local kids often make parties here during summer.