Timanfaya National Park

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The Timanfaya National Park (Parque Nacional de Timanfaya) was so designated in 1974, with legal status being granted in 1981. It is registered as an area of valuable ecological significance, and is probably THE biggest tourist attraction on Lanzarote - rightly so.

Occupying an enormous 51 square km, the entire area is made of lava. The most recent eruptions happened between 1730 to 1736 - yes, that's right, they lasted for 6 whole years!

The Montañas del Fuego (Fire Mountains),  are the most well known on Timanfaya but there are also names such as - la Caldera del Corazoncillo (Little Heart Cauldron) and the Montaña Rajada (Cracked Mountain).

The park has many places of interest from an scientific and geological perspective, and in some places the temperature is measured at 600°C only 10 metres under the ground.

Apart from the obvious scientific value the site is simply spectacular and is often described as 'lunar' in appearance.

At the visitor centre in the park you can find El Diablo (the devil), a restaurant that uses the heat still emanating from the volcano to cook on, a truly unique experience.

There is a Bar and Cafeteria, open 12.00 to 3:30pm.  The Park is accessible by car as far as the visitor centre, from where you have to get on to the tour bus that navigates around the very narrow roadways of the park.

You can also do the trip up by camel, from the car park area to the left of the road that runs from Yaiza and the LZ 2 to the park entrance.

Tel-  928.84.00.56 / +34 928.84.00.57.

Opening Hours: Daily 9am to 7pm.

Prices: 8€ per adult.
Children 7 to 12 years 4€.  
Residents discounts also available.

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