Cueva de S'avenc de Son Pou

Avenc de Son Pou

Useful Information

Location: The cave is best reached from Santa Maria del Camí. Follow the Camino de Coanegra to the north until it ends, about 4 km from the town. From here follow the same road for 3.3 km. The turnoff to the cave is at the signpost to Orient y Santa María.
Open: No restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: bring torch
Guided tours:  
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: not accessible to wheelchairs
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1894 entrance tunnel excavated for the mining of guano.


The cave Cueva de S'avenc de Son Pou is a pit or daylight shaft, an opening in the ground which is the collapsed roof of a huge chamber. The enormous cavern is lit by the the sunlight shining in through the natural entry 55 m above, with a diameter of 9 m. The fact that this is the only entrance is the reason why this cave was called Avenc (pothole).

The artificial entry to the cave is a tunnel which was dug at the level of the cave floor and leads horizontally into the cave. It was built in 1894 in order to mine the bird guano inside the cave. The tunnel is in very good condition but it is closed with an iron bar gate.