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“Surprisingly beautiful”
Review of Hercules Cave

Hercules Cave
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US$40.08*
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Private Guided Day Tour of Tangier
Ranked #5 of 68 things to do in Tangier
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't sure that this would be worth a visit, but I am so glad we went. Ignore the "guides" as you walk through, you don't need one and entry is free (or, it was when we visited). Once inside, the caves - natural and man-made - are well-lit, large and beautiful. There is a cafe onsite, with the obligatory hawkers selling trinkets, and you can walk on the rocks by the sea. We were in and out in 20 minutes, but it was still worth the visit.

Thank KJGC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taxi driver took us out there for 100dh (to give you an approx of cost to get out there)

Good photography opportunity when you enter with shots over the ocean and down on the rocks. The cave itself is slightly underwhelming but you get some great sillhouette photo's and it makes a cool escape on a hot day.

Yes there are quite a few tourists and quite a few buses pull up with loads of folks, and YES there are a few vendors selling tacky nick-nacks, but its not overwhelming.

There are food places just outside the cave, and bathrooms too. It felt totally safe, and there was a good melting pot of visitors from all ethnicities so i'm sure at a push you'd be able to ask any questions you need.

I'd also note that you dont need a tour guide and it is super easy to do this trip on your own via taxi

Thank yellingfore
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Crowds of chinese running over each other to take a picture. Cave is nice, but not very convenient when full of anxious people.

Thank Sheldon A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in Spain and made a daytrip to Tangier. We hired a guide for our first time in the city so that we could make the most of the opportunity. When planning the guide, I said I wanted to be sure to see something outside of the city so that we would see more than the Medina and Kasbah.

Hercules Cave was a good choice because it involves a drive out of the city center -- we went through the Old and New California neighborhoods, which are leafy in nature and show handsome architecture. The caves themselves are a bit underwhelming, especially having seen inside St. Michael's Cave in Gibraltar the day before. Our guide explained the identification of manmade parts of the cave, and of course the opening to the sea. However the visit is more than just a walk in a cave: This is a restful spot, shady and quiet. It was not crowded during our March visit and the very few souvenir vendors did not intrude on us. I was very happy for the chance to go outside of the city center and see Cap Spartel and Hercules Cave; it was a different taste of Tangier than crowds of people and hawkers and so on.

Thank Scott G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this site as a stop on a tour. Sorta cool if you (or your guide) are up on the whole Hercules thing. A lot of what you’ll see is man-made.

Thank Redmcx
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