Cueva de los Verdes
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
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  • Faerycakes
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom198 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic visit
    Amazing place. We visited with two young children and they thoroughly enjoyed it, as did we. The guided tour lasts 45-50 minutes with the guide speaking in both Spanish and English. The caves are simply something breathtaking to behold. Definitely worth a visit! Reasonably priced to at 10euro for adults and 5 for children over 7 (under 7's free). There are options to get multitickets online to include some of the other attractions such as Jameos des aguas and Mirador del Rio which makes it even cheaper still.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 4, 2023
  • cdev
    Dublin, Ireland46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    Well worth a visit. The tickets are reasonably priced for a 50 minute guided tour. Tour guide was excellent. I'd recommend arriving early during peak season as the car park can fill up quickly.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 2, 2023
  • mrtravcan
    Ottawa, Canada74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique experience in lava tube caves
    A unique experience. The caves are part of a lava tube that extends out to the ocean several km away. Different from caves formed by water. You are only allowed in as part of a guided group of about 20. Interior is dry and not cold but not suited to those with severe mobility issues. When we went it was Easter break so there was about a 3/4 hr wait. The parking area is near the cave entrance but we also had to wait to get a spot in it.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 5, 2023
  • Katie B
    Kent, United Kingdom88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit!
    The tour lasts just under an hour with a cool science experiment at the end. The price was great (we did the 3 centre ticket which worked out £12 (€15) each). The beginning is a bit claustrophobic as you have to climb through a narrow footpath but once you get through that bit, it’s all quite open and airy. My son didn’t like the first bit but was glad he stayed to go through the rest. The caves are amazing and you learn so much, our kids (12 and 9) really enjoyed it.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 30, 2023
  • dmihovilovic
    Menlo Park, California68 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun cave with a few unexpected twists
    Visiting the cave was a very pleasant and fun experience. It’s a lava tunnel 7 km long and the tour covers 1 km. Easy to walk and you just need to be careful not to hit your head in some lower places, mostly flat. The tour guide (you cannot venture into the cave by yourself) was very good. I have been to many caves before but it was still totally worth visiting this one.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 9, 2023
  • Adriana H
    Brena Baja, Spain28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Volcanic tubes, of yes!!!
    One of the great wonders of nature. Explore these volcanic tunnels with a specialised tour guide and prepare to me blown away! Our tour guide was Adai who quickly adapted the tour to both English and Spanish to ensure we got the same experience. He shared so much information and was quick to answer all our questions. This tour was 20/10 for us! Polite staff, beautifully cared for location. A fantastic day activity.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 5, 2023
  • Whats up Mardy Bum
    Lancashire, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fun for families with young children.
    After reading other reviews we decided to go early and arrived at 9.30am. It was already busy due to a few coaches already arriving and they seem to get priority over standard admissions. We started our tour at 10.30am, adults were €10 each and under 6’s are free. So it’s very reasonable if you’ve got you r children. All tours are guided with about 50 people and it lasted 45 mins. We all really enjoyed it, even my 4 & 5 yr old who were a little apprehensive beforehand about how dark and spooky it might be. But if you’re claustrophobic it’s probably not the tour for you, as there’s parts that are very narrow and other bits with low ceilings. Otherwise I’d definitely recommend, just aim to get there before 10am to avoid a long wait.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 21, 2023
  • foxmeister
    368 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cheap & exciting visit !! 🦇 🦇
    Arrived at midday and the car park was almost at capacity but we found a space and waited in line for 45mins before entering the caves. Admission prices are reasonable, worth mentioning that your kids are 12 or lower for a much lower price with no proof of age required 😉 Knowledgeable and friendly tour guide who took us through the dark and tight caves and passageways, not for the claustrophobic or faint hearted. Recommended to all 👍🏼
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 16, 2023
  • June A
    Surrey, United Kingdom2,677 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful colours and different formations
    These saves really are gorgeous - you can come of course under your own steam either with or without a car but it was easier for me to use a tour bus. A lot of people get the hump about such busses jumping the queue as they see it but the reality is that they book their time slots and these have to be adhered to. I have visited many different caves in different parts of the world and these really are stunning - and quite vast. The colours are spectacular with the reflections in the water around the edges and the different rock formations and shapes - a good camera as well as good boots are strongly recommended.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 19, 2023
  • Traindriver86
    Caterham, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgettable and Unmissable
    Absolutely incredible, wish we could of spent longer down in the caves walking slower and in a smaller group. I would love to walk through alone and take it all in. A stark reminder of natures power and our very small blip of time on this earth. A very humbling experience. Some small gaps and narrow stairs, mostly a tarmac path leads you through.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 4, 2023
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Joseph N
Stockton-on-Tees, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Hired a car to work our way around Lanzarote and planned in a trip here with no expectations.

We arrived just after 15:00 so our entry was discounted to 8€ each and this was well worth it. A small wait outside the cave whilst group numbers built up before heading into the cave with a friendly and informative guide who provided just enough information without it becoming boring in both Spanish and English.

You make your way through the fascinating cave system and ending with a final acoustic test - “the secret of the cave”.

This was a fantastic activity for a bargain price.
Written January 13, 2020
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George I
Bangor, UK185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Visited this on a bus tour with a multinational group of mostly elderly people. The guide warned us that the path through the caves might be uneven. A few people with walking sticks sensibly decided to remain behind having had trouble negotiating the rather steep slope to the entrance!

As it turned out, the paths underground were fine, and any danger came from the very low roof at several places. This necessitated bending double in a badly lit tunnel. Why can't they simply paint these parts with white paint. If you're able to walk freely, elderly or not, it's fine underground.

The attraction itself is worth seeing. The underground lava tunnels and enormous natural caverns are surprisingly extensive. I was expecting it to be chilly, but the temperature was good. We ended up in a very large amphitheatre which is used for concerts because of the excellent acoustics. That would be well worth experiencing.

The highlight was an enforced stop near the edge what looked like a massive drop to the centre of the earth. The guide made a big drama of making us all stand safely back while she ventured forward to toss a loose rock over. I'll not spoil what happened. You'll need to take the tour.
Written March 2, 2020
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RSP71
Colchester, UK338 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Brilliant! Really enjoyable, really informative and how often do you get to walk through a tunnel in a lava flow? €10 very well spent.

I would recommend that if you are taking yourself here - probably go to Jameos Del Agua first, as it seems to handle queues and capacity a bit better, and then go to the caves (on the same day) later in the day. They are 2 minutes apart in a car.

You will be grouped in to about 50 people and then you are taken in with a guide, and there are two staggered groups in at the same time. This does mean (if it is busy) you could be in for a bit of a wait.

We found that at after 2pm (or better - around 3.30pm) you'll find the smallest queues.
Written October 21, 2022
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EkiaamZ
46 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
The cave itself is very beautiful to see. Lighting is done well. However they paved the path (they paved on top of the beautiful lava flow, which you can not see anymore) and the music is horrible (why is there even music?) and very disturbing! Why ruin the beauty of a normally silent cave with these sounds?

The guide leads you to small paths, watch your head! The path itself is nice to walk. But because the group is so big, there is a traffic jam the whole route. If you are the last, the guide already starts to talk when everybody is not yet there. When you are the first, the guide walks very fast so there is no time to look around. It would be so great to have time to stand still and look around (and not on the place you are forced to because the group is moving so slow) and be able to take your time to see all the beauty they are so proud of (and where you pay for). Instead, the group is way too big to be able to do this. On the most beautiful part, a water pool that looks like a mirror, you are not allowed to take pictures. Then they say that is because it is a secret and they throw a stone in it. The act like throwing a stone in water is very special, they say, people need to line up for it, which takes a lot of time. I know how it looks when you throw a stone in the water, that is no secret to me.

So actually a lot of time is wasted and could be spend much better if the groups were not so big. 50 people is way too much to be really be able to enjoy the cave. Groups of 10 maximum would be better, with people that all understand the same language so you don't have to wait until the story in the other language is finally finished. I would pay more for it if I would really have time to look around and see it all.

All in all very disappointing. Not the cave itself, which is very beautiful, but the organisation :(.
Written January 21, 2020
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Dear Walmerbee, We regret not having fulfilled your expectations during your visit to the Cave of the Greens. There are few places that concentrate as many points of interest for the cultural and natural heritage of Lanzarote as the Cueva de los Verdes, a mythological aura cave, full of legend and full of landscape features of extraordinary beauty and uniqueness. Formed as a result of the eruptive activity of the Corona Volcano, it is one of the most amazing wonders that hide the bowels of Lanzarote. Used as a hiding place for the population against the attacks and invasions of pirates from North Africa during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, in the nineteenth In the 60s of the last century, the Cabildo de Lanzarote turned to the majorero artist Jesús Soto, who would eventually become a close collaborator of Manrique, for the adaptation of this natural sanctuary of volcanic origin that has become the focus of attraction for thousands of visitors who yearn to discover their secret. Soto ordered the visit and displayed all his knowledge of the treatment of light and shadow to extract the luminosity of the stone and enhance the capricious forms that lava was leaving behind in its devastating path. The color range of ocher, gray, black and reddish reign in this paradise of darkness and mimic themselves by the effect of light to draw grotesque landscapes and spectacular rock structures that surprise the visitor. Entering the Cave of the Greens is, without a doubt, making an initiatory journey to the center of the earth. We will send a copy of your email to the address of the center, to study your proposal as we always try to work to improve the visitor experience. Sorry for the inconvenience. After all this information to make you better understand the meaning of this special Center we say goodbye hoping you enjoyed the visit to the island of Lanzarote. Best regards Customer Service Centers of Art, Culture and Tourism of Lanzarote.
Written January 22, 2020
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Janice R
County Durham, UK303 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Jennifer B
Scotland, UK7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
This was my favourite attraction in Lanzarote. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because we had to queue in the sun for a long time even though we went at the recommended time and bought tickets in advance. Having said that it was worth the wait! The ticket includes a guided tour through a kilometre inside the cave. The guide spoke English and Spanish and was very friendly. The cave was really impressive, you descend 30 metres into the cave and go through various chambers. The guide explains about the cave formation and its geology. If you have mobility problems it might not be for you though, as you have to walk for a kilometre including some crouching.
Written September 11, 2022
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Sarah Clark
22 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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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George C
Tipton, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Amazing caves formed by the action of lava flowing away from the volcano. These are beautiful natural features, not often found. But here mother nature provides a fantasic example into some of the workings of a volcano!
Written February 20, 2020
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Nikita S
Southend-on-Sea, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Beautiful tunnels and guide will tell you history about the lava tunnels. Downside is the amount of ducking you must do to get through some areas but also the amount of stairs you have to walk up and down. But they do warn you and it’s all natural so not much can be done
Amazing photography area and breathing taking as you are 40 metres underground and there’s an area closed to the public that is 5km from the concert hall that is in a actual volcano.
Concert hall is beautiful and the acoustic of music sounded amazing
They say it takes 45-50 minutes to walk it, which I mean you get to stop, take pictures, hear about the history of how it was made and be amazed by it.
Written February 27, 2020
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain619 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The Cueva de los Verdes is a lava tunnel which you explore in company with a guide. The entry fee is included in a discounted entry ticket covering either 4 or six sites and available on-line. When we bought the six site ticket, we were advised to arrive early, so we were in the car park 15 minutes before the first tour and had only a short wait before the tour started. When we exited an hour later there was a lengthy queue.
The visit consists of an hour´s walk through the lava tunnel and you will learn about the geology and formation of the tunnel - it was very enjoyable and a worthwhile experience!
Written June 2, 2022
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