Welcome to Caves of Tenerife! This is a showcase of some of the finest Lava tubes Tenerife has to offer.

The caves of Tenerife, are mostly in the north west of the islans, but some spectactular examples lie outside these area.. (Las Mechas (see above pic)is North East ish)

The website is limited on info about the caves, as a fantastic book is about to be published (Andy Morse/Les Williams) -watch this space) This guide will give you all the information you need to enjoy some of the best caves Tenerife has to offer.



Most of the best caves of Tenerife are based around the Icod de los Vinos and San Marcos area.

Most British cavers stay in Los Silos on the NW tip of Tenerife. It tends to miss the worst of the weather coming over Mt Tiede.

Booking via the agent, there is generally a selection of accomodation available for large or small groups all within 30 secs walk of each other.

Car Hire

Cicar are the official car rental company from the Canary Islands.

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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Both Budget airlines offer very competitive pricing to the UK

Careful for the extra luggage costs with Ryan air

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Other airlines offer services too.

Car Hire Essential.

Take water for all trips although the lengths of the caves is minimal

Gloves and knee pads and overalls advisable due to the sharp nature of Lava

Take only pictures, leave only footprints.


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The caves of Lanzarote are much smaller in size than those in Lanzarote but are more complex and lengthy, many formed and linking from multiple lava flows

The longest lava tube in Europe is in Icod de Los Vinos. The Cueva del Viento system is the 4th longest tube in the world and available for visits whether a caver or a tourist

Alfredo Lainez and his team always make UK cavers very welcome if you introduce yourself

There are multiple entrances in this one system

The Cueva del Viento website can be found here


There are numerous canyon trips on the island,

There is an online list of them here

One of the more famous ones is the Carrizales. For 15 euros Per person a boat can be organised to collect the canyoners from the nbeach rather than make the long steep steep trek back to the start.

The reservations and bookings are found here as well as max pitch lengths

Herques and San Joaquin 2 canyons close by on the south of the island would benefit from a 2 car shuffle unless you're happy to hitch hike, both canyons are dry.