As an avid explorer, I can say with pride that I have seen some of the most beautiful parts of the world that Mother Nature has to offer and I am always amazed that there are so many beautiful things that I have yet to see in the world. My trips have taken me all over the world, from one natural landmark to another, each one seemingly more beautiful than the next. Lately, I have fallen in love with cave exploration and have traveled to quite a few countries where they are known for their expansive and majestic cave sites.
With so many different types of caves located throughout the world, I literally can go to any region of the globe and be assured of an awesome experience. Really, no two treks are ever alike and my favorites tend to change every year once I find a new location that really gets me excited. If you are a novice to cave exploration, here are just some of the places that I have gone where you can travel and soak up the beauty surrounding you.
The Blue Grotto – Capri, Italy
Capri is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with so many famous people and billionaires traveling there to soak up the sun and sea. One of its most hidden treasures is The Blue Grotto, which is on the coast of the island and has gained popularity in recent years as more tourists clamor to the city and this site. I fell in love with the brilliant blues and emerald glowing and so would anyone.
The grotto gets its glow from a small opening that allows for one rowboat at a time, while the other source is a massive hole located underneath the entrance that is submerged under water. If you ever get a chance to get to this site, I highly recommend it.
The Cave of Crystals – Chihuahua, Mexico
Located just under a cave of swords is a cave of crystals in Chihuahua, Mexico that was discovered in the year 2000, its floor lined with crystalline blocks. In fact, this cave contains the biggest Selenite crystals in the world, with the largest coming in at 12 meters long and 4 meters wide. The area is extremely hot and people can only view at about 10 minutes maximum in the right protective gear.
The crystals formed because of a magma chamber that is located right on the cave floor. The groundwater was then heated and after 500,000 years and saturation and other magic by Mother Nature, crystals grew to massive sizes for us humans to now see and enjoy.
Krubera Cave – Abkhazia, Georgia
One of the deepest caves known to mankind, the Krubera cave was first discovered in 1960 and plunges over 2000 meters below. In Russian, Krubera cave means ‘cave of crows’, which it is so aptly named because of a large number of crows that stand outside the entrance.