Cueva de los Verdes – The Green Caves, Lanzarote
Approaching from LZ 1, follow the signs for Jameos del Agua, shortly before you’ll see a signpost for Cueva de los Verdes. Guided tours begin on the hour, sometimes more frequently depending on the influx of visitors. Tours are held both in Spanish and in English. However the English translation unfortunately is only a brief summary of the more informative Spanish version.
As you leave the heat, light and noise of the surface, and descend fifty meters into the cool, dimly lit, and watery underworld, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported into a different reality. This is a one-hour magical adventure through the underground cave system filled with light and sound installations.
Cueva de los Verdes translates as The Green Caves or Caves of the Greens?, which they are not. The name of the cave system dates back to the Verde family, who in the 17th century discovered the caves and used them as a hiding place from pirate attacks. Your imagination will run wild as you meander through the winding labyrinth of caves, feeling as though you’re journeying to the centre of the world.
In the summer months (July-September) it is recommended for individual visitors to visit The Green Caves in the afternoon, so that crowds can be avoided.
In summer (July-September) until 7pm
Last tour at 5pm (6pm)