Jameos del Agua, Lanzarote

Is a very busy tourist attraction very close to the Cueva de los Verdes and is part of the same system of lava tunnels. A Jameos is what is left when the roof of a tunnel collapses, and was developed by César Manrique into an interesting underground tourist attraction in the late 1960’s.

On entering the first cave, you will immediately feel relaxed as this is a bar restaurant decorated with lots of plants and playing soft music. From here you can go down the narrow paths to the saltwater lake which is home to a unique species of crab Munidopsis polymorpha which is colourless, almost blind and are without shells. The small crabs have no predators, and therefore no need to develop shells, but numbers have thought to have diminished somewhat due to the effects of tourism. It is this creature that you will see on the sculpture as you enter the attraction.

The other end of the lake is very attractive as it is lined with trees to ground level. There is also a large auditorium which is being renovated and should reopen soon.

Jameos del Agua

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Jameos del Agua

Jameos del Agua

Jameos del Agua

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