Cueva de los Verdes

Address: 2km from Arrieta, Lanzarote, 35500, Spain
Telephone: 928 848 484

- Mid-range


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.

Value for money

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

Wear sensible shoes.

The low ceilings and confined spaces are not for the claustrophobic.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Sporty types
  • Great views / scenery
  • Nature / wildlife