Cueva del Viento (cave of the wind)

Activities, Hikes, Natural sights, North Tenerife

About the Cueva del Viento

Cueva del Viento, also known as the Wind Cave, is a lava tube cave formed by volcanic activity and is considered one of the largest lava tubes in the world, with a total length of over 17 kilometers.

The cave is named after the strong winds that blow through its passages, which can reach speeds of up to 90 km/h. The cave was formed approximately 27,000 years ago by a series of volcanic eruptions, and it is still being explored and studied by scientists today.

Visitors to Cueva del Viento can take guided tours of the cave, which offer a unique and fascinating look into the island’s volcanic history. The tours are led by knowledgeable guides who provide insight into the geological formations and the unique flora and fauna found within the cave. Visitors can also learn about the cave’s cultural significance to the indigenous Guanche people, who believed that the cave was a sacred site.

The tours are suitable for visitors of all ages, and there are different levels of difficulty available depending on visitors’ interests and physical abilities. Some of the tours involve climbing and crawling through narrow passages, while others offer a more leisurely stroll through the cave’s larger chambers.

Taking a tour

We highly recommend taking a tour of the caves with this comany.