“Cave of the greens”

    The Cueva de los Verdes is a unique formation of landscape and volcanic characteristics of an extraordinary value. It is located in the northern area of the island, and integrated in the vast volcanic landscape of the Malpaís de la Corona. It is one of the wonders hidden in the bowels of Lanzarote, blessed with a mysterious and special mythological character.

    The cave is almost 8 kilometers long, it is formed by a complex of tunnels and recesses with fascinating vaults and interior lagoons. The section that can be seen is made up of one kilometer of superimposed galleries with vertical interconnection. Inside they can be up to fifty meters high and  fifteen meters wide.

    As in the case of Jameos del Agua, the Cueva de los Verdes is a part of the volcanic tube resulting from the eruption of the Volcán de la Corona, approximately 4000 years ago. The underwater part of this tube is known as the Atlantis Tunnel, one of the most important volcanic tunnels in the world.

    It used to be a refuge for the population against the Barbary pirates of North Africa during the 16th and 17th centuries, It is said that the Cueva de los Verdes is called after the surname of a family that used the cave and kept their cattle in the surroundings.

    In the 1960s, the Cabildo de Lanzarote entrusted the adaptation of the cave to Jesús Soto, who would later become a collaborator of César Manrique. The cave was adapted and it has become one of the most desired attractions for travelers, scholars and scientists from all over the world who are fascinated by this unique formation.

    Respecting the natural environment, the hand of man has just prepared the path that leads us through the cave and has set the ambient light and sound, which are perfectly camouflaged and create an atmosphere of strange and poetic beauty.


    Cueva de los Verdes Auditorium

    The auditorium of Cueva de los Verdes is a unique place in the world where special concerts and other intimate cultural activities can be held and enjoyed.

    The special environment of the volcanic cave, its temperature, the characteristics of the sound, its exquisite lighting and the proximity of the spectator to the stage, turn each show into an inspiring encounter between art and nature.

    A unique experience in the depths of the earth where prestigious performers of classical, fusion, jazz, opera or flamenco music offer the public incomparable experiences marked by the mythological beauty of the cave, its incomparable acoustic characteristics and its magical intimacy.

    Visiting time

    45 minutes approximately

    Recommended visiting time: From 10:00 a.m.

    We recommend you to be close to the guide during the visit so that you can listen carefully to the characteristics and singularities of the Cueva de los Verdes. It is better not to collect a lot of information prior to the visit, let the place surprise you.

    What to wear

    Comfortable clothes and shoes with rubber soles to avoid slipping. The temperature in the cave is very pleasant, around 18ºC all year round, so you will not feel cold.


    Photographs are always allowed unless the guide indicates otherwise for security reasons.


    The tour of the cave is not adapted for people with reduced mobility.

    It is not recommended for people with claustrophobia.


    It is not possible to access with baby trolleys. It is recommended to bring a baby-carrier backpack (kangaroo). Free access for children under 7 years. Toilets outside the cave, with a baby changing table available.


    Unfortunately, due to health standards, we cannot allow pets into our establishment, except in the case of guide dogs for the visually impaired.

    We appreciate your understanding and hope you will excuse us for any inconvenience.

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