Tenerife travel guide


Tenerife Travel Guide

Cueva del Viento

Cueva del Viento - Tenerife The Cueva del Viento (Cave of the Wind) boasts to be one of the biggest caves in the world and for its singular geomorphology. This natural formation in Tenerife possesses a system of deep and underground volcanic tubes. Probably, the most attractive feature of this cave is the several flows of air that make an interesting sound inside the place. The Cave of the Wind is situated in the district of Icod de los Vinos, near the Mount Teide on the north of the island.

Many Spanish scientists believe that this cave was formed 27,000 years ago due to the first eruption of the Pico Viejo volcano. There is an unexplored labyrinth in the interior of the Cave of the Wind that has 17 kilometers of large tubes, many ramifications, three passage levels and plenty of geomorphologic natural phenomena such as lava waste, chasms and terraces, to mention a few.

Tenerife ititneraries This natural formation includes a rich variety of structures and mineral resources; making it the favorite place for several scientists and geologists. As an example, we can mention the lava stalactites, calcium carbonate, lava cascades, cristobalite and other silica compounds.

In addition, there are several species of animals that were recently discovered; they were living inside the cave. Without a doubt, this singular place in Tenerife is very important to biology. There are approximately 190 unknown species that have to be studied such as the Woltinerfia tenerifae and the Loboptera subterranea (eyeless cockroach.)

As one of the principal tourist attractions in Tenerife, the Cave of the Wind has plenty of facilities for tourists. In this fashion, getting there is not complicated but it is fast and convenient. Moreover, there are two trips per day and the tours are led by professional guides that will provide a safe journey.

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