Jameos del Agua
Jameos Del Agua, located in the north of Lanzarote, is part of the Atlantida volcanic cave system formed by the eruptions of the Corona volcano about three to four thousand years ago. This larger cave system with it’s centre in Haria also includes the Cuevas de los Verdes. The word ‘Jameo’ refers to a volcanic cave with a collapsed roof, of which there are many in this part of Lanzarote. Cesar Manrique has helped to create this spectacle, where these natural ‘jameos’ have been turned into an Auditorium, Swimming pool, Gardens and Restaurants, while still blending into the surrounding volcanic landscape. The natural Auditorium has seating for 600 and is renowned for its excellent acoustics. There are regular shows put on here, which include Folklore Music (the traditional music of the Canary Islands), AudioVisual displays and a Disco on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Described as “The Eighth Wonder of the World” by Hollywood movie legend Rita Heyworth the Jameos Del Agua is certainly one of Lanzarote’s star attractions.
This incredible collapsed lava tube, located in the North of the island close to Punta Mujeres, tops the bill for many tourists. Making the Jameos the second most popular sight on Lanzarote.
With the help of Luis Morales and Jesus Soto Cesar Manrique transformed this space into a stunning, subterranean auditorium. Tropical gardens, bars and a restaurant surround an underground lagoon. The atmosphere is hushed and cathedral like. Blind albino crabs glisten in the water like jewels.
After walking alongside the lagoon visitors then climb up through more beautifully planted gardens to be met by the sight of a blinding white pool area. Where, apparently, the water is reserved solely for the use of the King of Spain. Should he ever fancy a dip.
Climbing another spiral stone staircase brings visitors to the Casa de los Volcanes, which houses an excellent permanent exhibition about volcanic activity in the Canary Islands. Featuring many interactive features with a strong appeal for kids.
The Jameos is doubly atmospheric at nightime, when visitors can enjoy a meal and traditional folk dancing and music on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays (information and reservations – 928 848 024).
Open :: Daily 10.00-18.30 Admission :: Adults €8 Children €4 Parking :: Free