Jameos Del Agua

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Jameos Del Agua
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Jameos del Agua was the Centre of Art, Culture and Tourism to be created by César Manrique and reflects one of the cornerstones of his creative work: harmony between nature and artistic creation. The Jameos del Agua are located inside the volcanic tunnel created by the eruption of La Corona Volcano, one of the longest in the world, at 6 kilometres in length.
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Freelander56
Midhurst, UK8 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
If you are expecting top class restaurant food, be warned it’s the setting and Jazz quartet you are mostly paying for. We selected the ‘Premium’ fish menu and was fairly disappointed with the courses we were served, was it value for money, definitely not. Given the choice again l would choose to just pay the entrance fee and arrive at 10pm in time to grab the best seats by the stage ready for the concert. Exactly like the coach load of people that arrived while we were still eating. Having paid 130 euro we ended up seated so that we couldn’t even see the performers unlike the 100 or so people they shipped in!
The website states a DJ plays from 8.30-10.30pm don’t expect that as it didn’t happen last Friday! Sickness or just cost cutting, who knows!
Written May 4, 2022
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Glenn S
East Grinstead, UK359 contributions
Mar 2022
Visited as part of my "North island" tour when we hired a car for a couple of days last week. Jameos del Agua is part of a number of great places to visit on the island run by CACT (google it) which is similar to the National Trust here. When booking in advance on the website you can by tickets in advance and can get quite a discount when booking three or more together well worth looking into. Anyway, back to Jameos del agua, i have visited before but it doesnt take away from the beauty of this place. Not only the dramatic volcanic lava tube beauty but the fantastic cesar manrique development within that is stunning. I would advise going outside busy times so that it can be properly enjoyed. Not bad value at 10 euros.
Written March 30, 2022
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Alan Whicker
United Kingdom92 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
I don’t understand the reviews complaining about ‘big crowds’ here - it’s a tourist attraction and YOU are part of that crowd too! The self-entitlement is strong in some people…

Jameos del Agua is pretty much Blofeld’s secret volcano lair. There are three main parts to the complex - you enter by descending into a collapsed lava tunnel with restaurant terrace and the sound of birdsong; next is the underground saltwater lagoon home to the tiny white crabs unique to this location; then up through a landscaped garden of fig trees surrounding a stunning pool area. There is then a cafe/bar area on the way out.

This was designed as an entertaining space, so take it as what it is and don’t expect a museum. There’s also an underground auditorium for concert performances etc.

It’s a sheltered little sun trap out of the wind and a nice place to spend an hour or so in a quiet corner reading or enjoying a drink.

Lunch time is ironically the quietest time of day, as the organised coach tours tend to stop off for a meal elsewhere.
Written March 4, 2022
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David F
2 contributions
Mar 2022
Cost is €10/adult, €5/child (4+);

Our entry fee was €25 (2 adults, 2 children); for our money we got:
* 15 sec: walked through the restaurant - didn't sit to eat; expensive
* 1.5min: walked by a "tranquility pool" under a rock - pretty
* 10min: spent €15 on two coffees, a fizzy pop, a muffin and chocolate bar (to keep the kids happy)
* 5 min: sit in a [mostly closed] natural auditorium (the highlight of the site, IMHO)
* 5 min: walk by a lovely pool... that you can't swim in
* 5 min: "the shop" where I bought my 3yo a lollipop for €1 (wtf)
* 15 sec: saw a sign that said it can be hired out as a wedding venue

Museum was closed.

It's a lovely spot but the entry fee really left a bitter taste in our mouth because you are buying the "privilege" to walk through a big, empty, house and then spend more money inside. There was no education, no entertainment and no interaction. If I think about similar attractions that I've attended around the world, they usually offer something tactile, something educational (history lessons, etc) and often take at least 1hr to complete (often much longer).

I left Jameos de Agua feeling like I'd been duped.

I honestly don't understand how this attraction has the score that it does.

Aside: Cuevos de los Verdes (green caves) is 1km away from this site and is a much much much better value for money (for the same cost) because it's educational, tactile and awe inspiring. Apparently, you can buy tickets that let you into both sites but that wasn't offered to us at the green caves - a missed opportunity for them I think.
Written April 26, 2022
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George C
9 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
It was over crowed and very expensive to see a bit of a lake in a cave and a pool which you can’t use.

I wouldn’t go back and wouldn’t recommend going to see it. It took us longer to get there than it took us to experience it, (no more than 15 minutes it will take) it is always very hilly and full of stairs.
Written May 12, 2022
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Chris B
Huddersfield, UK27 contributions
Jan 2020
We traveled to jameos Del Agua from puerto del carman on the service bus which saves a packet on the tour deals cost 30 euros for two return and 10 euros each admission . used an app called moovit it is brilliant and works anywhere . The lake and cave is a sight to see and the little cafe half way up the exit stairs is worth a coffee and chill just a nice place the little white crabs are plentiful to see give it a go but go on the bus you see so much more of the island
Written January 31, 2020
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Anabelle B
Bristol, UK8 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Felt obliged to write a review of this place because I don’t think I’ve ever felt so ripped off in my life!! Am wondering what on Earth I paid €15 for. To walk through a restaurant?!?! Thank goodness my youngest daughter was free otherwise I’d have had to pay for her too.

I can imagine it’s an incredible place to hear a concert or have a special meal in the restaurant in the evening...but just to walk through? We were in and out within 20 minutes and very underwhelmed.
It’s a walk through a restaurant, past a pool with tiny little white specs that are apparently crabs, past another pool which looks like any other swimming pool, into a souvenir shop and out the other side. For €10 per adult and €5 per child. Thank goodness for the Cuevas de los verdes up the road which was really good otherwise we would have travelled 45 minutes up there for nothing and I would have been even more annoyed!!
Written January 5, 2020
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Dear AnabelleC972, Thank you for your comment, the opinions of our customers make us improve day by day. We regret that you have not fully enjoyed the experience during your visit to Jameos del Agua and that you have not been able to enjoy its authenticity. We would like to comment that the vision of César Manrique to adapt Jameos del Agua to the visitor, was that it was a place of leisure and pleasure, in which the visitor could relax and enjoy the natural environment, while enjoying the services of meals and Drinks in the restaurant, bar and the visit to the Auditorium. They can also be found in the lake formed by the natural filtration of the sea, the species of albino crab endemic to Lanzarote that you mentioned. To enrich the visit, we recommend downloading the free CACT App, because thanks to this you can enjoy audio guides with detailed information on each of our centers. We hope you had a good stay on the island. Without further, receive a best regards. Customer Service Lanzarote Arts, Culture and Tourism Centers
Written January 8, 2020
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730kayr
Tonbridge, UK624 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We’ve spent a week travelling all over the island and this is the only place which left us asking why we’d paid so much to get in. It’s obviously good to see how a natural formation has been transformed into a restaurant but why charge €10 for what amounts to a walk through a restaurant, a look at a pool which you can’t swim in and then out through a gift shop? Of course you also see some tiny white crabs that are unique to Lanzarote. Our visit took us about 10 minutes. We are 4 pretty positive people and rarely write negative reviews but we felt very underwhelmed by this visit. Had it cost €4 or €5 each it would have been better.
Written January 28, 2020
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Dear 730kayr, Thank you for your comment, the opinions of our customers make us improve day by day. We regret that you have not fully enjoyed the experience during your visit to Jameos del Agua and that you have not been able to enjoy its authenticity. Comment that the vision of César Manrique to adapt Jameos del Agua for the visitor, was that it was a place of leisure and pleasure, in which the visitor could relax and enjoy the natural environment, while enjoying the services of meals and Drinks in the restaurant, bar and the visit to the Auditorium. With regard to swimming pool it was a work of exterior art made by an artist for Jameos, it is not considered a swimming pool to use. To enrich the visit, we recommend downloading the free CACT App, because thanks to this you can enjoy audio guides with detailed information on each of our centers. With regard to the price of the ticket, this is really less than the real cost that the magnitude of the work should bear. We regret that this work by Manrique has not lived up to your expectations. We hope you had a good stay on the island. Without further, receive a best regards. Customer Service Lanzarote Arts, Culture and Tourism Centers
Written January 30, 2020
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Ian E
48 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I have to agree with some previous reviews in that it’s quite expensive for what is essentially a walk around a semi underground pond. It’s incredibly scenic though & the little crabs (lobsters) are at least visible.

But with the house currently closed its essentially 3 things to see (crabs, arty out of bounds swimming pool & a restaurant), 15 minutes is long enough unless you decide to eat & drink there. We paid €16 for 2, & I think that’s because it was later in the afternoon rather than any recognition that the volcano house is closed. In reality quite poor value when you consider its very very near neighbour does a 50 minute guided tour for the same price.

Worth a visit to see the national creature of Lanzarote but really not worth the current fee - sorry!
Written February 13, 2020
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RCAPAA
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK55 contributions
Jan 2020
We had a wonderful evening here. We arrived early in order to look at the caves and lake. It was all very interesting, and quite amazing. We had a very nice meal (nothing special) but certainly good. We then made our way over (again — having explored earlier) to find a sitting perch to listen to the musicians. We recommend sitting on the lower level as close aas you can for maximum comfort. The bar however is on the second level. We had a wonderful and interesting evening, the music was quit spellbinding. Overall a great and wonderful evening. Nothing like it art home.
Written January 17, 2020
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