The cave of La Pileta is
situated at 710 m of altitude in the south slope of the boulder of Las
, a rocky
hill located between the mountain range of El Palo and the mountain range of Juan Diego,
which runs pararell to the Guadiaro river, fifting its bed to the south of Benaojan.
Location is accessed by a sign
posted at Km 4.5 of the road from Benaoján to Cortes de la Frontera
(MA-8401), which leads to an explaned where you can park your car.
From there you go up a path
to the entrance of the cave. You can also go to Benaoján by train (Timetables
bus from Ronda (departure at 08:30 h., One way). In any case there
is no public transport from Benaoján to the Cave (see walking path
The surrounding of the
Cave are a powerful grayish white limestone massif, profiled on a max. of altitude of
1.400 m and that constitues the Málaga part of the
Natural Park Sierra of Grazalema
From the vantage point in where the Cave is, you enjoy excellentes
views, a rough land underlining the singular plain that opens to our feet down hillside:
the valley of the Cave. We are in the rock domain, lack of all vegetation except species
that grows in its fissures along with some bushes and trees that occupies the slight
available ground. The formation with karstic origin abounds and the limestone is, it if
has been occupied by water, dangerously sharpened.
A varied fauna gives life to this
beautiful space, a paradise for the numerous wild goats
, birds, mammals and reptiles.
The Cave is open all year round.
To make the visit it's necessary to
reserve in advance. The visits are with a guide (they speak
english) in a group with 25 people maximum and last for one hour.
Labor days: 11:30 h, 13:00h y
Weekend and holidays: 11:00h, 12:00h, 13:00h, 16:00h y 17:00h.
Labor days: 10:30h, 11:30h, 13:00h, 16:30h y 18:00h.
Weekend and holidays: 10:30h,11:30h, 13:00h, 16:00h, 17:00h y 18:00h.
(*). The Winter and Summer schedule will
coincide with the time change.
Adults: 8 €
Children (5 to 10 years): 5 €
Students (More than 15 people): 5 €
Reserves: Tel: +34 687 13 33 38. Attention hours: 10:00h to 12:30h
and 16:00h to 17:30h (Until 17:00h
it is required to be in the Cave 15 minutes before the agreed time,
otherwise the reservation will be canceled. Note that the path that
ascends from the parking to the Cave delays the arrival about 10 min.
Visitors without prior
reservation can join the organized groups whenever there are places
Rules to access the Cave:
prohibited the use any kind of cameras, camera equipment, videos,
flashes, as well as help with spikes or sharp sticks, and anything
else that could harm the cave. Mobile phones must be turned off
before starting the visit, its waves can affect the bats.
temperature: 15 º C.
• It is advisable to wear shoes
suitable for wet and slippery ground.
• Smoking is strictly prohibited, as well as the access of animals
or any type of food or liquid. It is forbidden to touch the walls of
the cave formations. It is strictly forbidden to leave any
garbage or other material inside the cave.
• Please silence, respecting both visitors and the instructions from
the staff of the cave.
• You should rigorously and strictly follow the instructions given
by the staff of the cave. Any violation or breach of the rules
empowers the staff to cancel the visit of the Cave.
• the entry of children under five
years is not recommended. It
is recommended not to entering the Cave of people with heart
problems and limited mobility.
The stairway that climbs from the
parking (686 m altitude) to the Cave (711 m altitude) has 101 steps
and the visit route in the cave 243 steps.