The “Jameos del Agua” are located inside the volcanic tunnel, 6km in length, produced by the eruption of the volcano of the Crown (Volcán de la Corona). “Jameos del Agua” are located in the nearest part of the coast of this tunnel. They are named because of the existence of an internal lake which constitutes a specific geological formation, which arises from a filtration on the earth because it is below the sea level. What´s the meaning of the name “Jameos del Agua”, it’s really simple, it just means “Water Jameos” which is the aboriginal name for the tunnel entrance.
This underground aquatic habitat, results on the existence of blind crabs (Munidopsis polymorpha) that pace the rocky bottom of the lake and are whitish in color and one centimeter in length, this rarity that has made them a symbol of “Jameos del Agua”.
The aboriginal word for “Jameo” is named after a section of the tunnel formed by an opening made by the partial collapse of the ceiling. In the inner lake there are three jameos. The “Jameo chico” through which you access the interior, “Jameo Grande” and a third called “Jameo de la Cazuela”. Jameos del Agua are located within the Natural Monument of “Malpaís de la Corona” and has been declared a Site of Scientific Interest, also recognized as “Historic Garden” and is part of the heritage left by the works of César Manrique in Lanzarote in its search for harmony between nature and art.
In the “Jameos del Agua”, after passing through a serpentine staircase you reach the Jameo Grande, 100 meters long and 30 meters wide, with a lovely garden with a large swimming pool.
There are two bars that have been built in the gaping holes of the rocks and also the dance floors demonstrate that the Jameos are also used as a disco and nightclub. In Jameos, beyond Jameo Grande, there is a spectacular Auditorium that takes advantage of the inside of the volcanic cave and in which events are held to enrich the culture of the island.
Visit time 45 minutes Prices: Adult: 9.00 euros Child: 4.50 euros (7-12 years old) Canary resident Adult: 7.20 euros / Canarian Resident Minor: 3.60 euros SCHEDULE 10:00 to 18:30 h. (Saturday until 22:00. In summer until 00:30 pm Last entry 23:45 h.) Cafeteria: 10:00 to 18:30 h. Restaurant: 11:00 to 16:30 h. Restaurant Night (Saturday: 19:00 to 23:00 h) Shop: 10:00 to 18:30 h.