Cueva de los Verdes

Price guide: Mid-range

2km from Arrieta, Lanzarote, 35500

Price guide: Mid-range

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By Jane Egginton, your Lanzarote expert

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#27 of 30
expert-rated things to do in Lanzarote
Expert overall rating:3.7 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Sporty types, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife

Expert review of Cueva de los Verdes

One of the longest lava cave systems in the world: Lanzarote's top natural wonder.

I have a confession to make: I didn't enjoy my visit to this site, but that is only because I get claustrophobic. If you don't mind enclosed spaces, this natural wonder is a must-see. Take a one-hour guided walk through a section of the 2km (1 mile) lava cave, admiring the sculpted rock formations, some of them brightly coloured, enjoying atmospheric musical and lighting effects along the way. The cave was created, along with nearby Jameos del Agua, when a now extinct volcano dramatically erupted some 5,000 years ago. Surrounding the caves is a black, barren landscape known as malpais, which can be explored on foot.

Price advice: 

Try to catch one of the wonderful concerts that are performed here - that way you get to see the caves and enjoy a sublime musical experience too (tickets from 15 euros).

Expert tips: 
The low ceilings and confined spaces are not for the claustrophobic.
Wear sensible shoes.

More information on Cueva de los Verdes:

Price guide:
Natural wonder
2km from Arrieta, Lanzarote, 35500
928 848 484
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Daily 10am–6pm (last tour 5pm).
Free tags / Keywords:
Nature, Caves

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