Jameos del Agua is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island of Lanzarote. It was built by Jesus Soto and Luis Morales in 1968, the brainchild of Cesar Manrique an ubiquitous artist in Lanzarote, and completed in 1987 with the construction of a large concert hall.
Los Jameos del Agua is a series of caves and crevices in the rocks, the result of a natural phenomenon. The magma produced by the volcanic eruption advancing solidified trapped gas beneath its surface; gas which then formed large gaps which sometimes, as in this case, have come to light.
The entrance of the so called “small Jameo” has been transformed into a bar and restaurant where you get going down a flight of stone steps. This natural room communicates with the “big jameo” through a distance of 100 meters long and 13 meters wide which crosses the small lake that is home to the “Jameitos”, small blind albino crabs which are found only in Lanzarote.
The “big Jameito” has been transformed into a beautiful garden which houses tropical plants surrounding a vibrant turquoise pool. At the end of this ‘Jameo’ there is also an auditorium with 600 seats with excellent acoustics, concerts and shows including the prestigious Festival of Visual Music of Lanzarote. Open daily from 11 am to 18:00.
While in Lanzarote, don’t forget to visit The Land of Fire in the Timanfaya Park.