Jameos del Agua
Guide to the Jameos del Agua caves, one of Lanzarote's tourist hot-spots.
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Places to Visit - Jameos del Agua
Jameos del Agua Lanzarote - Situated in the north-east of the island of Lanzarote, about 27 kilometres north of Arrecife, the Jameos del Agua caves are one of the highlights of a trip to the island. A series of natural caves formed by lava flow, are within walking distance of the coast.
Turned into an entertainment complex by César Manrique during the 1960’s, the Jameos del Agua is the venue for a number of concerts, held in one of the caves, which has seating for 600 people and benefits from amazing acoustic qualities.
Within one of the caves is a restaurant and a lake (formed when sea water entered during volcanic activity), here you can see a unique species of blind crab (Munidopsis Polymorpha), normally only found in the deepest oceans.
The Jameos del Agua caves are best reached by car, although it is possible to take the bus from Arrecife to Orzola (get off at the Jameos del Agua sign post), otherwise there may be an organised tour from your hotel or resort.