The magic inside a tunnel after the eruption of La Corona Volcano
César Manrique, knew how to transform what was the collapse of a volcanic tube into unique spaces, combining art and nature in perfect harmony.
The Jameos del Agua is a volcanic cave located in the north of Lanzarote, an idyllic environment where you can find unique species in the world, such as blind crabs (Munidopsis Polymorpha), which due to the conditions of the inner lagoon and its high and low tides proliferate only in this place, making it a unique place. The organisation always recommends protecting this environment and reminds us that it is forbidden to throw coins or any other object into the lagoon, as this could alter the ecosystem of this species, so we must bear this in mind if we decide to visit Jameos del Agua.
The Jameos de Agua also has an exclusive auditorium due to its geological and acoustic characteristics. You can book a daytime guided tour, or enjoy the ‘Jameos Nights’ experience by booking through the website of the Lanzarote Art, Culture and Tourism Centres. At ‘Noche de Jameos’ you will enjoy dinner and a concert in a unique setting in the world, for a maximum of 65€ per person. However, if you decide not to book a guided tour, or enjoy any of the experiences, inside Jameos del Agua you will find a cafeteria where you can have whatever you feel like. The prices for a guided day tour can be found here.
The Cueva de los Verdes, another environment full of legends and unforgettable scenic features
It is said that the Cueva de los Verdes owes its name to the surname of a family who kept their livestock in the surrounding area. In the past it was a cave that served as protection for the population against invasions until the 19th century, when it became a lure for tourists on the island of Lanzarote.
It was the artist Jesús Soto, in collaboration with César Manrique, who turned the Cueva de los Verdes into the natural sanctuary we know today thanks to the play of light and shadow. As with Jameos del Agua, you can book your guided tour through the website of the Lanzarote Art, Culture and Tourism Centres.
Without a doubt, Lanzarote hides treasures that are worth discovering. If you decide to travel to the island, you can book your stay at R2 Bahía Kontiki and make the most of the possibilities that Lanzarote has to offer.