Cuevas de los Verdes
The Cuevas de los Verdes or Green Caves is part of the Atlantida underground Cave system formed some 3000 years ago during the eruptions of Monte Corona. The original inhabitants, the Guanches, used to shelter here from Pirates that once tormented the island. The tunnel is over 6km long with an additional 1.6km under the sea and is the longest Volcanic Tunnel in the World (the underwater section has not been fully explored), although only about 2km are open to the public. The cave measures more than 15m wide and 15m high.
The Cuevas de Los Verdes — like the Jameos del Agua — are part of a 6Km long lava tube which formed about 3,000 years ago when nearby Montana La Corona erupted.
It forms one of the longest volcanic galleries in the world and is of great scientific interest. In 1964 a 2km pathway was created by Jesus Soto to show off the caves to their best effect. But it is difficult to tell that there has been any human intervention at all, aside from an excellent lighting system which highlights the cave walls.
Lanzaroteños once hid here from pirate raids. And today the Caves still house a secret which can only be uncovered by visitors.
Open :: Daily 10.00 – 17.00 Admission :: Adults €8 Children €4 Parking :: Free