Cueva de los Verdes

Cueva de los Verdes, Lanzarote: Hours, Address, Cueva de los Verdes Reviews: 4.5/5

Cueva de los Verdes
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
There aren’t many places that gather as many areas of interest for the cultural and natural heritage of Lanzarote as Cueva de los Verdes, a unique mythological-looking cave, full of legends and extraordinary landscape and beauty. It came about after the eruption of the Volcán de la Corona, and it’s one of the most impressive hidden wonders in the depths of Lanzarote. It was used as a hideout by the locals who needed shelter to protect themselves from invasions and attacks of pirates coming from the north of Africa during the 16th and 17th Centuries. In the 19th Century, it became a must for travellers, experts and European scientists due to the uniqueness of this volcanic territory, named after a family that kept their cattle in the area, the story goes
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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LewNST
Amsterdam, The Netherlands161 contributions
Fun experience!
Dec 2020
We enjoyed the Cueva de los Verdes, the guides were very informative and well organised. Lot's of stops to take photo's and easy to access. Definitely worth a visit!
Written November 30, 2021
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Sarah Clark
6 contributions
Disppointing
Nov 2021
The caves were very interesting, but the organisation was not very good. We had to queue down some steps in the sunshine and were then told that we would have to wait 15 minutes before we could pay our entry fee. I asked if I could seek shade in the ticket booth and was allowed to do so. However, along came a busload of trippers, who took precedence over the rest of us. When we paid our entry fee we then had to wait another at least 30 minutes before our tour started. It would have been good if there was signage at the top of the steps detailing when the next tour is due to take place. Some people were not able to seek shade when they were waiting for the tour. The caves were not very well lit and the guide had a small torch. Also, it was difficult to hear any of the commentary, particularly if you were at the back of the tour. Perhaps a written leaflet would have helped.
Written November 26, 2021
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JamesHuntee
Manchester168 contributions
Beautiful cave indeed
Oct 2021 • Family
Nice guided walk trough the volcanic cave. One of place on Lanzarote which definitely needs to be done. The walk takes around 1 hour and during that time you'll see amazing structure of the volcanic tubes in which lava was flowing long time ago.
Written October 31, 2021
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Bowilks
Southampton, UK67 contributions
A great trip through the lava tunnels.
Oct 2021 • Friends
We stopped of here on the off chance and what a find !
The tour of the lava tunnels is an experience not to missed and very informative.
Tour lasts about 50 mins but wished it was longer as it’s fantastic under the ground.
Don’t miss it
Written October 20, 2021
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Bentley Bear
Harpenden, UK125 contributions
Holiday Highlight
Aug 2021
The Green Caves was one of the genuine highlights of our holiday. The actual caves themselves are absolutely amazing, especially the illusion pool, but it was hard work getting through them for a person who has to walk with a stick - lots of stairs and small gaps to climb through.

But when you get to the end and see the lagoon with the tiny crabs it's all worth it as you can relax with a drink and soak in the serene atmosphere.
Written September 27, 2021
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Flyin_J
Bournemouth, UK95 contributions
Very popular.
Aug 2021 • Friends
All I would say is arrive early. We arrived at 11:15 and 10:30 on both occasions they were no longer admitting people. The lines were really long at those times. They estimated that the line would be open again at about 13:00.
Written August 8, 2021
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Espy
19 contributions
Beautiful cave… staff sucks.
Jun 2021 • Family
Beautiful cave, great place BUT the staff/tour guide was horrible. She was in a rush the entire time, rushed us through the cave, kept singling out people if they were stuck in the back of the group due to the pace of the people in the front. The group size was WAY bigger than should have been (guess they are trying to compensate for being closed due to COVID) but it was really unfair, barely had enough time to take pictures or hear anything of what she was saying. Know your facts before visiting if you expect to learn any history on this tour. Otherwise the cave is great but not the staff.
Written July 7, 2021
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Turner S
Paris, France1,036 contributions
colorful cave photos
May 2021
My favorite experience on our Lanzarote holiday. Photos from the cave all had rich and complex colors to them. You must go with a guide and it lasts just under an hour. Well designed tour with some tight places to remind you that you’re in an actual cave. Very fun.
Written May 26, 2021
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winonhols
county durham222 contributions
Badly behaved children spoilt this
Dec 2020 • Couples
The caves themselves are stunning and we’d love to go back another time and perhaps have a different experience but our particular tour was spoiled by extremely badly behaved children. I’m not even sure you can blame the children because they were obviously bored and did not want to be there but the parents made no attempt to stop them from running around, climbing all over the rocks and shouting and screaming so that it was hard to hear what the tour guide was saying. This is very disappointing when you have people genuinely interested in the area. At one point, our tour guide did have to say something but even at that point, the parents seem to take no responsibility whatsoever.

Due to the pandemic, smaller groups of 20 were going down at a time. Even this felt like too many in such an enclosed space but everybody was wearing a mask apart from the children! There was a wait of about 20 minutes until a large enough group had accumulated and again this is not great if you happen to be a parent of an extremely bored child who quite clearly does not want to be there.

The tour lasts about half an hour and although the guides are very knowledgeable they obviously have a lot of information to get through and in places it felt rushed and he was talking extremely fast so it was hard to hear everything he was saying, particularly with the screaming going on. They speak everything in very fast Spanish first and then repeat it in English but again, it seems rushed and in those echoey caves, you do not grasp everything that’s being said. Perhaps under normal circumstances you could wear an audio headset but during the pandemic, this would not be an option. We’re not even sure if this is offered as an option but it would have helped.

The caves were wonderful and even have a stage and seating for concerts (pre pandemic) the acoustics must be fabulous! Definitely worth a visit, preferably without screaming children.
Written January 11, 2021
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Antonio S
Reading, UK36 contributions
Must visit in Lanzarote
Dec 2020
I got here after researching the top attractions in Lanzarote.
I advise everyone to buy the combo tickets and visit the other top attractions on the island.
The guide is in Spanish and English and the tour is about 45 minutes. You will walk for about 1km.
Really interesting.
Written December 20, 2020
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