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Offline benjisail

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Re: tenerife
« Reply #25 on: December 25, 2019, 11:30:49 pm »
Hi,

I am a french caver and I am looking for information about lava tubes in Tenerife and it is hard to find on the Internet... I just discovered this old post with some interesting information!
I am currently on Tenerife with my family for 1 extra week and I am not able to find any good information to visit a few accessible lava tubes (not too difficult to access as it will be a family visit ;). San Marcos is now closed with a gate...
If you could help me with a shortlist of caves worst visiting with at least the GPS position it would be great !
Currently, her is the map of all caves that I found on Tenerife using Open Street Map database -> http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/Pew

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Re: tenerife
« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2019, 10:42:26 am »
Have you tried the lower entrance of San Marcos that opens out onto the Cove? It is a letter box sized slit in the cliff (not the larger blind cave further along). Here is a photo. It is many years since I have visited Tenerife and the caves seem to have become difficult to access. Here is photograph of the entrance area of San Marcos on the cliffs. there is a path to it from the road going up the hill. out of the town.

Offline benjisail

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Re: tenerife
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2019, 11:20:29 pm »
It is the entrance of San Marcos visible on this log of geocaching which is now closed -> https://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=bdef8438-486b-4c41-b66a-4e2f42fbbba4&IID=a4e99612-2299-495a-bd9a-56f296c8a789
 A french caver who went this year to Tenerife reported the same with the entrance being closed and the owner of the land nearby and requesting 15 euros per person to open the gate...
Is the lower entrance the one visible on the picture on geocaching or an other one ?
Do you know any other lava tube easily accessible on Tenerife ? For example I saw multiples caves on the road going to Teide on Open Street Map. For example Cueva de Samara, Cueva de los Pajaros, Cueva de Chajora, Cueva Negras, ...

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Re: tenerife
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2019, 11:24:45 am »
the top entrance is in a banana plantation and the bottom entrance is in the cliffs I posted a photograph of.  We did the through trip. When I was there 20 years ago or so you could walk into Cueva del Viento, on the outskirts of Icod. This used to be the longest known lava tube in the world but I don't know whether that one is open nowadays.

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Re: tenerife
« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2019, 11:13:50 pm »
I did the through trip at San Marcos about 20 years ago too, we just asked about at the cafe near the harbour and a local guided us in for a£10 tip. It's spacious though a little sharp- no water wear. I understand that parts of Del Viento had been destroyed by development.

 

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