Timanfaya national park

Timanfaya national park was created back in 1730. On the 1st of September of this year the Timanfaya volcano erupted and began to spew lava and continued to do so for 6 years, desolating the surrounding area, and creating an alien landscape. With another eruption in 1824, the land was permanently scared and now more closely resembles the surface of the moon than a tropical island. 

Timanfaya national park is located on the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. The landscapes of Lanzarote are as impressive as they are peculiar. It is the only national park in Spain eminently geological in nature since there isn’t much flora or fauna that inhabits the park. 

Timanfaya national park

What to do in Timanfaya national park?

There are several different ways to experience this amazing national park. Near the LZ-67 highway, which joins the municipalities of Tinajo and Yaiza, there are several different facilities and infrastructures that serve as good starting points.

Before starting your journey into the park, we recommend heading over to the visitors center located in Mancha Blanca, where you will find a free and through an exhibition and an audiovisual program that will give you a good understanding of the park before you venture forth. The Center is adapted to facilitate access for people with reduced mobility and has a gift shop and a bookstore.

You can also access the park through the Taro de Entrada (LZ-67 road ). Here your first stop should be the Mountains of Fire, where you will dive head-first into the volcanic world of Timanfaya. There is an entrance fee that covers parking, geothermal demonstrations and the bus tour of through the “Route of the Volcanoes”.

 Tours run from 09:00 to 17:45 and the las “Route of the Volcanoes” tour leaves at 5:00 p.m. During the summer months (July 15 to September 15) tours run from 09:00 to 18:45. The best time to take the tour is between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

 

 

Camel ride

Another way of experiencing the park is located along the LZ-67 road headed towards Yaiza. At “El Echadero de Camellos” you will be able to tour the park on a Camel (a dromedary to be more precise).  You will also find a small Museum / Information Point that offers a photographic exhibition on the National Park and the traditional use of dromedaries to navigate the harsh terrain. The activity is suitable for people with reduced mobility. It is open from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 15:00.

The Camel tour costs 12€ per dromedary and each dromedary carries 2 people. 

 

Walking tours

If you feel up to it, there are also guided and self-guided hiking routes you can enjoy in Timanfaya:

  • The Tremesana Route. Guided walking tour of about 2km with prior reservation at the Mancha Blanca Visitor Center.

  • Coastal Route. You can hire a guide with prior reservations like the previous route, or it can be walked freely. The path runs parallel to the coast through the public domain.

Services and facilities

• El Diablo cafeteria-restaurant.

• gift shop

• Bus tour (included in the price)

• Free WIFI

• Parking 

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