The caves of Lanzarote, are fairly simple to find using GPS thanks to its forgiving terrain. Download the guide here.
The website includes pdf downloads with sketch maps and GPS coordinates, as well as a selection of home made videos, and links of interest.
Due to the random spread of caves and walks across the island, there is no ideal one place to stay.
We enjoy Caver friendly accommodation in Costa Teguise.
It is a small walled complex, a short walk to Town, shops and beaches.It competitivly cheap, booking the Studio version is entirely adequate
The Bookings.com link is here
On booking you may not find they are the cheapest, but they are the safest
They include many of the cdw as standard and do not charge for a tank of fuel ahead of your stay.
They are also the easiest to take across to neighbouring islands on the inter island ferry - their insurance is standardised across the islands
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Careful for the extra luggage costs with Ryan air
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Other airlines offer services too.
Take water for all trips although the lengths of the caves is minimal
Gloves and knee pads advisable due to the sharp nature of Lava
Take only pictures, leave only footprints.
The most striking features of the caves of Lanzarote are the size and volume of the tubes as well as prolific gypsum deposits.
Some of the caves are in the National Park where a permit is required. It has been suggested permits are never granted, the infrastructure isnt in place. Park wardens are easily recognisable on the lava flows. Stay on the coastal footpaths if in doubt.
Los Lagos is regularly gated by the cabildos, within weeks entrance is always forced by the locals, it is a hugely popular cave and several other European nationalaties use it regularly.
Many of the huge entranes in the Monte Corona system are used by climbers as well as cavers
The Island also has a famous showcave - Cueva de Los Verdes - well worth a visit
There are plenty of walks on the island, some linear some circular. A recommended book and accompanying map is "Walks of Lanzarote" by David Brawn. Walks include the popular Caldera Blanca as seen in the image above
There are some walks that require permits through the national park, these are guided by the limited 8 National park staff so booking is required in advance. These walks are patrolled daily with some "special tours" so you are likely to encounter Park wardens on unofficial walks.
Sadly there are no other walking tours in the most colourful part of the Timanfaya national park. Instead a coach tour takes you around some of the most stunning landscapes in the island
The reservations and bookings website for the regulated walks, can be found here