The Mundo river makes a truly stunning entrance. It flows through the galleries and inner caves of Calar del Mundo, an imposing limestone platform, until it finds a natural outlet in the Cueva de los Chorros, where the water bursts violently onto the rocks from a height of 100 metres. The falling water produces a succession of waterfalls and crystal clear pools known locally as calderetas (stew pans).
Chorros del Rio Mundo is located where the Alcaraz and Segura mountain ranges meet, in the province of Albacete. The site is one of the most beautiful in Spain, and the over 32 kilometres of galleries and chasms of the Cueva de los Chorros makes it a landmark for caving. Because of its difficulty, visiting is limited to experienced cavers and requires a permit from the Albacete Provincial Delegation for the Environment. There are other medium difficulty trails, though, which offer the opportunity to observe the flora and fauna of the area, which was declared a Natural Park in 2005.
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