Cueva de los Verdes, Lanzarote

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Marvel at unusual rock formations in a kaleidoscope of colors on a tour of Cueva de los Verdes, a volcanic cave system. Its formation is a result of the eruptive activity of the La Corona volcano around 3,000 years ago, which created an underground tunnel. Listen to guide explain the unusual geology of the cave, tell how it has served as a hiding place, and reveal its special secret. The 1 km (0.6 m) cave has uneven floors, many steps, and low ceilings. It may not be suitable for those with mobility problems. Sensible shoes are recommended. Put Cueva de los Verdes into our Punta Mujeres road trip planning tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This was a very different trip. Well worth a visit. So unusual and beautiful. A spectacular natural phenomenon well worth the effort to see. One of the must see attractions of the island in my option....  more »
  • Visit cooked lasts approximately one hour. Somewhere, there are that go slightly crouching, but not overwhelming for anything. Highly recommended
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  • Went on this tour when we hired a car for the day, it was great, very informative, the guide ( lady) really made it interesting, there is a lot of ducking down as it’s a lava tube and thankfully they ...  more »
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  • I've been in caves in the past but never a volcano tube cave. It was simply amazing. The tour guide has an excellent command of English, which is helpful, but unfortunately once he finished the Spanish explanation and switched to English a lot of Spanish speakers started speaking amongst themselves, making it difficult for English speakers to hear. Our guide was fantastic and did repeatedly ask for silence while doing the English part. Eventually it worked. As for the caves, you are in for a real treat, and a few amazing surprises. It probably shouldn't need to be said, but I will add that a cave is not going to be particularly accessible for those with mobility issues.
  • Wonderful caves. There are a few places that are tight and where the roof is low, but we'll worth it. You need sensible shoes or walking candles.
  • The caves are simply incredible, beautiful and the secret at the end is awesome! You cannot wander around here without a tour though, and the groups taken are too big (50 people). The nature of the tour means you are waiting for people or being pushed along and you can never hear the tour guide as people talk over and snap pictures when asked not to. Smaller groups would make this much better! Be aware you need to often climb through small rock gaps and bend down massively to get through the caves.
  • The perfect place to visit if like me you cycled there on a hot day... lovely and cool! But even if you 'just' want to see and hear about a natural wonder it's definitely worth seeing. I wish they had had a live musician of some sort on in the last but one gallery though. It is set out for a performance and throughout the day there must have been hundreds of visitors.... Solo sax perhaps or Spanish guitar maybe?? The surprise at the end is beautiful and in my opinion worth the entrance fee alone 😀
  • Very interesting and informative, but if you have been underground in caves before, it's probably a bit pricey at E9.50. Guided tour lasts about 50 minutes.
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