Discover the hidden magic of the Jameos del Agua: A fascinating journey into the heart of volcanic nature

Los Jameos del Agua is located 3 km from the centre of Punta Mujeres, specifically in the municipality of Haría, in the north of the island. It’s one of the creations of one of the most representative artists of the Canary Islands, Cesar Manrique, and an emblem of Lanzarote. Here we can see numerous works such as the cave of Los Jameos, the lake, the house of the volcanoes, its natural auditorium and, of course, the cactus garden.

How to get to Jameos del Agua

To get to Jameos del Agua by car, we have to head north on the LZ-1. And right at the junction of the LZ-1 and the LZ-205 we take the exit with the name of Jameos del agua and shortly we’ll arrive at our destination. Here’s the exact location:



What to see in Jameos del Agua

jameos del agua cave

At Jameos del Agua you can explore an impressive underground world, discover unique species of flora and fauna, and enjoy various cultural and leisure facilities. Live a unique and fascinating experience.


  • The Cueva de los Jameos: The main attraction is an impressive cave with paths and stairs, allowing you to explore its beauty and intriguing geological formation.
  • The Lake: Inside the Jameos del Agua, you’ll find a beautiful lake of crystal clear water. This lake is unique, as it’s home to a species of blind, albino crab called "jameíto", which is endemic to Lanzarote.
  • The Natural Auditorium: Inside the cave, there’s an auditorium built by the Lanzarote artist César Manrique. This space offers exceptional acoustics and is the setting for cultural events such as concerts and performances.
  • The Cactus Garden: Next to the Jameos del Agua is a garden designed by César Manrique that houses a wide variety of cacti and succulents. This place offers a unique combination of architecture and nature.
  • The House of the Volcanoes: In this interpretation centre you’ll find interactive and educational exhibitions on the geology and volcanology of Lanzarote, as well as information on the island's marine and terrestrial life.


Opening hours and prices of the Jameos del agua

Los Jameos del agua is open 365 days a year, with opening hours from 10:00 – 17:15. Admission is €10 for adults and €5 for children from 7 to 12 years old. Entry is free for children under 7 years old.


Services at Jameos del Agua

In addition to the main attractions, in Jameos del Agua you can also find a wide range of services, rest areas, souvenir shops and a restaurant where you can enjoy the local gastronomy. Below is a list of all the services you can enjoy:


  • Restaurant in a volcanic cave
  • Casa de los Volcanes Museum
  • Shop located at the end of the route
  • Bar – cafeteria overlooking the albino crab lake
  • Auditorium inside a volcanic grotto
  • Free parking for vehicles and bicycles 


A historical walk through the Jameos del agua: one of the most emblematic places on the island


This work was designed by the renowned artist César Manrique, who’s involved in other works on the island, such as the Mirador del Río. In Jameos del Agua, the Lanzarote-born artist and architect combined the natural beauty of a volcanic cave with human creativity to create a captivating experience.


Formed by a volcanic eruption of Mount Corona, its name comes from the Guanche word "jameo", which refers to the opening that occurs when the roof of a cave collapses. Here you can explore the magnificent Cueva de los Jameos, walking along paths and stairways that reveal the impressive underground architecture.


One of the highlights of the Jameos del Agua is its inner lake, the home of the aforementioned "jameíto" a blind albino crab. This species of crustacean is endemic to the island of Lanzarote and only lives in this region. Furthermore, it’s in danger of extinction. 


jameito crab


With its fusion of nature, art and culture, Jameos del Agua has become one of Lanzarote's most emblematic attractions, captivating all visitors with its unique beauty and its connection with the volcanic environment of the island. In conclusion, an essential place not to be missed if you wish to immerse yourself in the magical history of Lanzarote.


Accommodation to enjoy Lanzarote

There’s nothing better than the HD Beach Resort & Spa to enjoy Lanzarote and all the works of the artist Cesar Manrique. It’s a hotel located in Costa Teguise, right on the beachfront. It’s the perfect accommodation to enjoy one of the most beautiful and magical corners of Lanzarote.

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