Outdoor activity - varying levels of difficulty
The volcanic structures and formations are without doubt Tenerife's most spectacular natural resources. Caving gives the visitor a unique chance to get to know these structures from the inside and to understand the powerful processes that formed them. Travelling through volcanic tubes and potholes it is possible to see the inside of the island and enjoy some magical, unforgettable moments during your holiday.
Tenerife's rich underground heritage is made up of over a hundred volcanic tubes as well as potholes and other underground formations. There are many caving sites, the most significant being the famous "Cueva del Viento" (Wind Cave) in the district of Icod, in the north of the island. With around 17 kilometres of galleries it makes up one of the most extensive volcanic complexes in the world.
Due to the delicate nature of the underground environment and the presence of some unique species of invertebrates, access to some of the volcanic tubes is restricted. However, there are a number of other caverns that are freely accessible.
Cueva del Viento, in the district of Icod de los Vinos.
Cueva de San Marcos, the district of Icod de los Vinos.
Cueva Honda, in the district of Güimar