One of the most interesting galleries of connecting caves and underground grottoes in the world lies to the north of Lanzarote, at the foot of the volcano Monte de la Corona which erupted around 3.000 years ago.
A jameo is formed when a tunnel ceiling collapses, most often occurring when its width exceeds twenty meters, or when gases accumulate and explode.
Only a jameo reveals the presence of volcanic passages and allows their routes to be traced. The Jameos del Agua was artistically developed for viewing by César Manrique in 1968.
Through a winding staircase visitors enter into the Jameo Grande, a roofless volcanic bubble 100 m. long and 30 m. wide, and from there into a magnificent garden with a large swimming pool.
A dance floor and two bars built into the niches formed by the rocks create and exciting night club.
A concert cave opens up towards the end of Jameo Grande. This astonishing hall with its wonderful natural acoustics offers an unique setting for concerts and ballet performances.
At the foot of this cave is a large stage that extends into the next volcanic bubble called Jameo de la Cazuela, the latest to be made accessible to the public
A few native and non-native species of animals live here some permanently, others temporarily. The most emblematic is the blind albino crab, a rare and delicate marine crustacean.
The final touch sought by César Manrique to impress the visitor is the incorporation of a small number of extra elements, like the plants and the pool, that have now become an intrinsic part of Jameos.
Location: Road Orzola.
Phone number: 922.214.171.124
Services: Bar and Restaurant.
Opening hours: Daytime 10:00 to 18:30 hrs. Nights: Tuesday & Saturday from 19:00 to 02:00 hrs.
Restaurant Hours: 19:00 - 23:30h.