Geocaching is the ultimate modern-day treasure hunt and the Isle of Man is a perfect place for you and your family to try this new and exciting hobby during your visit.
The concept is simple. Players are given a set of GPS co-ordinates and then they have to search for the cache or container hidden at that place. What makes these events so great on the Island is the Manx countryside. With rolling hills and stunning coastal walkways geocaching is a great way to experience the Manx countryside in all its glory during your trip.
Once you find you cache what do you do? Well, it depends. Some will contain a logbook where you can fill in the date and your code name. Some contain items for trading. It all depends on the particular event.
With over 700 geocaches scattered through the Island there are more than enough to keep you and your family exploring the Manx outdoors during your Isle of Man holiday so be sure to bring a good pair of walking boots.
As well as the official geocaching website there is also the group, Manx Geocaching, based on the Island who arrange regular events, and even the first "Manxcachefest" planned for 2015.
Once you have signed up and are ready to play, be sure to take advantage of some of the more interesting methods of travel the Island has to offer. Steam train journeys can take you to caches scattered from Port Erin to Douglas and if you hire a mountain bike you can get to some of those off-road locations even faster.