Jameos del Agua

The hills in the north of Lanzarote are of volcanic origin. They are much older than the volcanoes in the Timanfaya area. The most dominant is the Corona volcano, just north of Haria. At one of the eruptions of this volcano an underground lava tube was formed where the lava continued to flow into the sea. After the eruption there was a hollow space of over 7 km, eastward to the sea. In some places the roof of that tube collapsed, which created a 'pit' or “Jameos” in the landscape.

Jameos del Agua

Manrique made two of these Jameos accessible to tourists: the Jameos del Agua and the Cuevas de los Verdes.

When you descend into the Jameos del Agua, it is as if you enter another world. You come first in the Jameo Chico, where you can have a drink or eat a snack in the bar. Further you walk along an underground lake wherein live white tiny blind crabs (jameito) which are only found here. You arrive then in the Jameo Grande, an oasis of tranquillity in a beautiful garden with a pond. At the other side of the pool, you can find a concert hall with more than 500 seats. Concerts are mostly organised in summer.

Back up again, don't forget to visit the volcano museum. The traditional tourist visits (by bus) don't spend enough time for this, so you can explore the historic origin of the Canary Islands peacefully.

TIP: You can visit Jameos del Agua in the evening (at night), with artificial light.


Jameos del Agua - symbol   Jameos del Agua

Jameos del Agua   Jameos del Agua

Buy a combination ticket

If you are planning to visit various works of Manrique, the best thing will be to buy a combination ticket. It is valid for 14 days and yet you can save a few Euros. The combination ticket for the three, four or six sites costs resp. 21, 28 or 33 Euros. The individual price of each is in parentheses: