Located southwest of the village of Santa Rosa, these tunnels were formed when molten lava flowed through underground channels, leaving behind awe-inspiring tunnels that are now a popular tourist attraction. You can visit these tunnels without an official guide, but be sure to bring a flashlight. If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience during your time in the Galapagos, be sure to check out the Lava Tunnels!
The Lava Tunnels are easy to navigate and are located close by. The caves are dimly lit, but tour guides will bring lamps for added illumination.
The Lava Tunnels can be visited year-round, but the best time to visit is during the dry season (January to May). During this time, there is less chance of rain and the temperature inside the caves is more comfortable.
Yes, the Lava Tunnels are a great activity for families. The tunnels are safe and easy to navigate. Kids will love exploring the underground caverns!
You do not, this activity can be done on your own. However, guides are recommended because they will provide you with information about the history and geology of the area.
Wear comfortable shoes and clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. It is also recommended to bring a hat or headlamp.
Whether you are looking for a laidback hike or find yourself fascinated by geology and its particular history when it comes to the Galapagos, the Lava Tunnels are a great addition to your stay in Santa Cruz. It’s a great addition to a day of hiking around the island or the town and even a great way to work up an appetite prior to Dinner.
Make sure to ask your Destination Expert about including this activity into your schedule.