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Nerja caves foundation announces budget increase and entrance fee reductions

Visitors outside the entrance to the Nerja caves.
Visitors outside the entrance to the Nerja caves. / SUR
  • The 2019 budget includes a 10.7 per cent increase in spending

The Nerja Cave Foundation last Tuesday confirmed its 2019 budget, which includes a 10.7 per cent increase in spending.

The foundation has announced a series of reductions in admission prices for the over-65s, under-12s, large families and people with disabilities.The new entrance fees, as well as providing a two-euro discount to people in the above categories, are also designed to promote higher visitor numbers outside the summer season and to encourage more online ticket sales.

During the low season, from January to April (excluding Easter week) and November and December, tickets bought on the internet will cost 11 euros and include entrance to the town's museum. The full ticket price in May, June and October will be 12 euros and 13 euros in July, August and September.

The introduction of the discount coincides with the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the caves by five boys who were playing in the area.