Grottes d’Hercule

Cave in Cap Spartel

Below Cap Spartel, Plage Robinson stretches off to the south – a great place for a bracing beach walk. Five kilometres further you reach the Grottes d’Hercule, the mythical dwelling place of Hercules, next to Le Mirage hotel. Since the 1920s these caves have been quarried for millstones, worked by prostitutes, and used as a venue for private parties by rich celebrities from Tangier.

A much-photographed view of the Atlantic from within the cave resembles a map of Africa. Camel rides are available here, just before the entrance to the caves on the right. A beach ride is a special treat.