If caves attract you, this is a must-see. It is a very easily accessible chasm, it is not necessary knowledge of caving or to be accompanied by a guide. Just caution and good footwear.
Alcorón Chasm in Guadalajara
What is a chasm? A chasm is a cavity, just like a cave, with the difference that chasms develop vertically. It is a common geological formation in karst terrain, in which limestone rocks dissolve with the passage of water.
It is 62m deep, equivalent to a 20-storey building!
In the surroundings of Alcorón and Zahorejas there are around 60 more cavities. Although the one in Alcorón is the only one that has a simple access with stairs.
Useful information to visit the cave
- It has a parking lot in front of the cave access
- See Location on GoogleMaps
- It is freely accessible, so it has no price or schedule.
Carrying a good flashlight, a better one than the one on your mobile, will allow you to observe the cave much better, especially the washings on the walls. Natural light reaches almost to the bottom, but not quite. For the last steps you will need a flashlight.
If you are lucky enough to not meet anyone else, as was my case, I recommend you stay for a while in absolute silence, and listen to the water seep through the walls and fall into the pool at the bottom of the chasm.