If you are searching for places that will take your breath away, then the Cueva de los Siete Lagos is undoubtedly one of these.
Although it is located very close to the Cueva de los Verdes, to get there you should go with someone who knows the area very well, as access to it is quite difficult and entry was restricted until recently.
For this reason, don’t be surprised if the cave is closed with a gate when you get there, as many careless people enter it without taking the necessary safety measures.
Bear in mind that, unlike the nearby Cueva de los Verdes, this is a natural cave without any human intervention, that is to say, there are no lights or paths properly adapted for the constant stream of visitors.
Even though access to it is not recommended, if you are one of the lucky ones to be accompanied by an expert, you should take into account the following: bring water, appropriate clothing and footwear, carry waterproof headlamps or torches with fully charged batteries and always follow the instructions of the person guiding you on this adventure. Oh, and don’t forget your swimwear!
Once you get inside, the path unfolds as an easy-to-follow round trip, since there is only a single volcanic tunnel without any forks and the path has been marked out by other hikers.
Some parts of the tunnel are narrow, so you have to crawl and demonstrate your skills as an explorer, but the effort is all worth it in the end.
This tunnel flows into the ocean, so halfway along the route you will find lakes with crystal clear water where you can dive in and have a swim, and even explore a few more caves by swimming underwater between them. However, if you don’t take the necessary diving gear, you won’t be able to continue discovering the rest of the tunnel, as it continues underwater from that point on.
Since it forms part of the famous Túnel de la Atlántida (Tunnel of Atlantis), the Cueva de los Siete Lagos often serves as a study site for geologists and speleologists from all over the world.
The best way to discover it is to visit it with friends who are researchers and who would be willing to take you on an adventure with them.
Otherwise, we recommend you visit the next cave, which although drier, forms part of the same volcanic tunnel and is just as captivating as this one.