Located a few kilometres from the coast and border with France, the Urdax or Ikaburu Caves offer an enigmatic natural area of stalactites and stalagmites. Following the erosion of the Urtxuma River, they were discovered in 1808 by a shepherd, but they date back 14,000 years. The remains of flint reveal that they were inhabited by prehistoric man and, later on, served as a refuge for guerrillas, smugglers and legendary figures.
Located in the Leorlas district of Urdazubi, the Ikaburu Caves began to form several hundred thousand years ago and the stalactite and stalagmite formations stand out. With a constant temperature of 14º and accompanied by the Urtxuma River, according to legends, the lamias used to meet for their celebrations.
Guided tours are currently conducted throughout the year in Spanish, Basque, English and French, lasting 40 minutes, accompanied by a light and sound system.
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By car, from San Sebastián, direction Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle, taking the Dantxarinea junction; or from Pamplona, on the N-121-B towards Elizondo – Dantxarinea – France.
– Throughout the year
Minimum group – maximum
Minimum 1 person – maximum 25 people
6 € adults / 3 € children