Jameos del Agua can easily be visited together with Cueva de los Verdes in a half-day, due to their close proximity. Both are highly recommended.
Another feature and a great example of things to do on Lanzarote is Jameos del Agua. It was built around a naturally occuring lava bubble on the coast, and which was then turned into a centre of culture by the artist, Cesar Manrique.
Inside Jameos del Agua
The first area you come into is the cave and its underground lake. It is here that you can see albino crabs, unique to Lanzarote. Obviously it is forbidden to throw coins or any other objects into the pool as this could adversely affect the crabs’ environment.
If you’d like to see the crabs up close and personal, head to the far left of the lake when you enter. There are a coupe of smooth steps that bring the cerabs closer to you. I found it useful and was also able to recommend it as a spot for a lady who was a little unsteady on her feet but didn’t want to miss out.
Once you have passed by the lake, you are brought upstairs to a cafe area.
Beyond that is the bright blue and white pool area. Again – you are not permitted to interfere with the water in any way.
Jameos del Agua is very easy to get to and your hire car will contain a map that marks it clearly.
More information and to book a visit to Jameos del Agua
- We would like to thank CACT Lanzarote for all their help during our latest visit to Lanzarote
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