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“Not to miss” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cueva de los Verdes

Cueva de los Verdes
Haria, Lanzarote, Spain
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Ranked #20 of 205 things to do in Lanzarote
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: These large, underground caves are rumored to have been a refuge for locals from thieving pirates.
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“Not to miss”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Very exciting to go inside this volcanic cave, even if it's not as spectacular as regular caves, and the guide doesn't say much more than what you can read in the guide books. But being able to go through that tunnel of lava counts more than who "the greens" were and the pirate stories with which they try to sell the tickets.
Incidentally, I agree with those criticizing the tours - they seem designed for bored tourists in a rush to get back to their sundecks at Playa Blanca. Still, the cave is beautifully lit.
As for accessibility, it was a challenge to go through it with young children, but staying behind proved an advantage - we could take our time to look around and take some photos.

Visited June 2014
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“Huge caves with a twist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Taken on a tour underground through spectacular caves formed from lava tunnels. From the surface you'd never know they were there. The twist at the end is fun too! The website describes it better than I ever could.
Worth a visit for all age groups, even teenagers would like it! Take care if got very young kids as you are in caves underground.

See details from Lanzarote tourist website which in my personal experience really reflect the experience of these caves:

The Cueva de los Verdes or Green Caves are part of the Atlantida underground Cave system formed some 3000 years ago during the eruptions of the Corona Volcano (in the north of Lanzarote). The original inhabitants, often referred to as the Guanches, and later the Hispanic population, would shelter here from Pirates that once tormented the Island.

The tunnel is over 6 km long with an additional 1.6 km under the sea and is one of the longest Volcanic Tunnels in the World (the underwater section has not been fully explored), although only about 2 km are open to the public.
The cave measures more than 15 meters wide and 15 m high.

The Caves are not named after the colour Green, but rather a family whose surname was Verde (Green), although the Caves are indeed colourful, especially since they have been carefully and thoughtfully artificially lit for the public.

The caves are definitely worth a visit and if the molten wax-like rock isn't enough to impress you, the secret of Cueva de los Verdes will be.

The lowest part of the cave is used occasionally as a concert hall and is an impressive sight in itself..

Opening Hours: 10.00 - 18.00 (final Admission 17.00) website which really genuinely describe this attraction from my own personal visit.
The Cueva de los Verdes or Green Caves are part of the Atlantida underground Cave system formed some 3000 years ago during the eruptions of the Corona Volcano (in the north of Lanzarote). The original inhabitants, often referred to as the Guanches, and later the Hispanic population, would shelter here from Pirates that once tormented the Island.
The tunnel is over 6 km long with an additional 1.6 km under the sea and is one of the longest Volcanic Tunnels in the World (the underwater section has not been fully explored), although only about 2 km are open to the public.
The cave measures more than 15 meters wide and 15 m high.
The Caves are not named after the colour Green, but rather a family whose surname was Verde (Green), although the Caves are indeed colourful, especially since they have been carefully and thoughtfully artificially lit for the public.
The caves are definitely worth a visit and if the molten wax-like rock isn't enough to impress you, the secret of Cueva de los Verdes will be.
The lowest part of the cave is used occasionally as a concert hall and is an impressive sight in itself..
Opening Hours: 10.00 - 18.00 (final Admission 17.00)

Visited January 2014
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“Love Caves!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Well worth a visit. I love caves and this one didn't disappoint. We had a guided tour and were let into the secret of Cueva de los Verdes.....sorry can't tell you - you'll have to go to find out!!

Visited June 2014
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“Different”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Ok so before I start my review I need to confess that I've been to better caves in the UK. Wookey Hole caves in Somerset are hard to beat as they have several attractions on top of the cave experience for the same cost. This attraction doesn't unfortunately - it's a cave & a toilet & nothing else. The tour took around 45 mins & it was good - not impressive but I think I'm spoilt from our Wookey Hole experience. Translator/Guide did the tour in Spanish & English but the Spanish started talking when he did his bit in English! There's a chapel type thingy which was the 2nd most impressive thing on the tour. The best was the surprise at the end - don't look it up as it's really stunning & it will spoil the surprise.

Visited June 2014
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“Cool place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great place to visit , quite a lot of walking in confined spaces so be prepared
We'll worth the visit
A great challenge of my photographic skills
Recommend buying a combined ticket for the attractions

Visited April 2014
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