Originally intended to be a nightclub, Jameos del Agua has finally become a must if you want to know more about Lanzarote and the artist who has influenced this island so much, César Manrique.
The contrasts between white, black and green give an absolutely magnificent result, and when you know Lanzarote a little, you immediately understand why César Manrique chose to play with these 3 colors, because they are quite simply the ones that represent at best the island, with the white reminiscent of the lime on the houses, then the black and the green, which immediately make me think of the fields, where the green leaves of these, marry with the black layer of picon, a type of volcanic sand, which everyone uses because it helps hold moisture underground for crops. Seeing these 3 colors together, we immediately think of Lanzarote.
You will enter through a first chasm, where there is a bar, very nicely decorated, and the dance floor of the initial project, to then walk along an underground lake where a unique species of tiny albino lobsters live. Be careful, for their survival, do not throw coins into the body of water.
Following this, you will discover another bar and dance floor, open to the sky this time, to end on a magnificent pool, with turquoise water and a magnificent enamelled white which contrasts the black and green, it’s a treat for eyes.
The only downside in my opinion is that if you don’t linger anywhere, the visit is done quite quickly, which makes the entrance price a little too high from my point of view, but that would be a shame to miss this discovery because it is 3-4€ too expensive.
Crazy Canary tips:
– You can easily integrate this visit into itinerary 3 suggested in this article.
– At the ticket office, you’ll be offered the chance to buy a package of entrance tickets to different sites like this one, so you’ll get a small discount.
– Open every day, even holidays, from 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.