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Cueva de los Verdes
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Bus to Cueva de Los Verdes or Jameos Del Agua
Ranked #10 of 196 things to do in Lanzarote
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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
Reviewed February 4, 2014

Walking through lava tubes and seeing the awesome power of volcanos, is amazing. and there is a little surprise at the end too!

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"guided tour"
in 131 reviews
"low ceilings"
in 46 reviews
"lava tube"
in 92 reviews
"interesting caves"
in 19 reviews
"mind your head"
in 25 reviews
"optical illusion"
in 16 reviews
"watch your head"
in 19 reviews
"cave system"
in 32 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 95 reviews
"mobility problems"
in 25 reviews
"walking difficulties"
in 19 reviews
"limited mobility"
in 14 reviews
"lava cake"
in 36 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 19 reviews
"steep steps"
in 19 reviews
"takes about an hour"
in 15 reviews
"rock formations"
in 17 reviews

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Reviewed February 3, 2014

You must remember the Cueva de los Verdes is a vulcanic tunnel.
Bit scary and hot , the power of earth. Very interesting story of this place. Worth every penny. Highly recommended!

1  Thank annaiadam
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Lots of steps down and up and low roofs to cope with on the tour - you need to be agile! It is definitely worth the visit - the guide could have made a better explanation of the formations. Luckily we had been given prior info on the coach tour.

1  Thank Pam D
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

The caves were interesting but not spectacular by any means especially if you've already visited caves such as Carlsbad caverns, Cheddar Gorge or Postojna. They are dry (Lanzarote has no surface water) having been formed by molten lava. Be warned, the terrain is very difficult in places especially if you have any sort of mobility problem such as arthritic knees. Not only are the steps jagged and uneven but there are places where it would be very easy to bump one's head. There are a couple of places where you have to crouch down a bit for a couple of metres because of the low ceilings. I wouldn't say it was particularly claustrophobic though as for the most part the ceilings are quite high and the caverns feel quite spacious. Wear sensible enclosed shoes and take a good torch with you as the lighting provided is not bright enough to highlight all the obstacles.

Our guide was very good in helping us make our way through the caves and he was well informed about the geological features. The guides make a big deal of the 'surprise' at the end of the tour and ask that you don't reveal the secret.

It takes 50 mins or so to go through the caves. If you have any elderly or inform people in your party who feel they won't be able to manage the trip, be warned there is no cafe on this site although there are toilets. The nearest cafe is about 400 metres away at the much easier to navigate Jameos del Agua caves just down the road.

If you take the locally run North Tour be aware there is an overlap with the Manrique tour. Both tours include these caves, a visit to the Aloe Vera shop and Teguise. If you're on the North Tour and have already seen the caves ask to be dropped off at Jameos del Agua where you can enjoy a coffee or a snack while you wait.

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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Go early or late to avoid coach tours. Caves are warm about 20C. Well lit and easy walking. Different to normal caves

1  Thank terryhammond8834
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