Cueva de los Verdes is in the Haria region, in the north of Lanzarote. Set in Malpaís de la Corona, the cave is inside a spectacular 6km long volcanic tunnel formed by the eruptions of the famous La Corona volcano. As well as Cueva de los Verdes, you’ll also find Jameos del Agua inside this volcanic passage.
In the mid-20th Century, it was set up to allow for easy access, while also respecting its natural value. Inside, there is an auditorium that blends in with the cave, as well as other elements of cultural interest, such as the Sala de las Estetas (Hall of the Aesthetes), Garganta de la Muerte (Throat of Death), and the Puerta Mora (Moorish Doorway). Cueva de los Verdes plays a key role in promoting culture on the island.
You can access the different grottos through an opening caused by the collapse of a part of the gallery ceiling.
Inside the Cave
Around one of the six total kilometres in the tunnel belongs to the Cueva de los Verdes. This kilometre consists of a network of connected galleries that have been adapted for visitors. This sensational circular route can be completed in around 50 minutes.
The feeling of going deeper into the Earth is unique. Doing it through this volcanic tunnel is an unforgettable experience. The gallery interiors can reach up to 50 metres in heigh and have relatively wide corridors. The uniqueness of this tunnel resides in its tangible volcanic origins: walking along the lava channels or admiring the spectacular nature of the magma stalactites, along with the curious salt deposits and the other magmatic formations is an adventure that you should not miss while in Lanzarote.
The colours that adorn the walk through the grotto are also noteworthy, as they add a feeling of majesty to the vaults and walls. In addition to the reddish colour caused by oxidation of the iron, there is also the different hues resulting from reflections of light on the salt flats. The temperature stays a pleasant 20 degrees inside the tunnels.
Near to Cueva de los Verdes
A visit to Cueva de los Verdes is not complete without seeing Jameos del Agua. Both are found in the same volcanic tunnel and are well worth a visit.
Also, to the north is Mirador del Río, a viewpoint camouflaged into the terrain which offers unbelievable views of the Chinijo Archipelago and the small island of La Graciosa. Not to mention the lovely tranquil villages in the north of the island, which are true antidotes to stress.
Opening hours and prices
The entry price is €10 for adults and €5 for children (7 -12-years-old)
Opening hours: 10am – 4pm