Immerse yourself in the depths of the Cueva de Las Palomas in La Palmas on this caving tour and feel like an expert spelologist as you tour this stunning lava tube and find out how it was created.
After collecting you from your chosen meeting point, head to the Cueva de Las Palomas, located between Las Manchas and Todoque. Your guide will reveal interesting facts about this cavity, which was created after the San Juan volcano erupted in 1949, during the journey. Upon arrival, you’ll put on the necessary caving equipment and walk into this impressive lava tube.
During the guided tour inside the cave you will find various sections bathed in natural light. The reason? A dozen small entrances that connect the cave with the outdoors formed by the lava flowing through the cavities after the eruption.
As you explore the cave’s tunnels you will understand why scientists and biologists find this cave so fascinating. Its immense patrimonial and geological value have made this cave a Heritage of Cultural Interest by UNESCO.
Once the tour comes to an end you will return to the starting point.
Travelling with children?
Children must be at least 12 years old to participate in this tour. Minors must be accompanied by an adult always.
Schedule and pick-up location
When you book this activity, you must choose a preferred meeting point:
- La Palma & Teneguía Princess Hotel, in Fuencaliente, at 9 am. This option is only available on Fridays.
- Los Cancajos Tourist Information Office at 8:30 am.
- Puerto Naos Tourist Information Office at 9:00 am.
Minimum number of people per group
A group of at least 2 people is required for this activity to take place.
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Transportation to the Cueva de Las Palomas.
Bilingual English and Spanish guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in La Palma).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).