Timanfaya National Park

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Overview

In Spain, Timanfaya National Park is a national park in the southwestern part of Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands. It covers the area in the municipalities Tinajo and Yaiza. The site is 51.07 square kilometers, and the parkland is entirely made up of volcanic soil.

With one million tourists every year, it stands out as the most visited national park in Spain. The jagged coastline, rugged terrain, absence of vegetation, and the volcanoes' silhouettes add to Lanzarote's otherworldly beauty.

This park naturally evolved due to the volcanic eruptions between 1720 and 1736, and the last eruption in 1824. This aspect makes it an eminently geological national park in nature. Lanzarote's unique landscapes make it all the more charming to tourists.

A visit to the spectacular volcanic landscape in Lanzarote is a must for every visitor. This volcanic landscape covers one-fourth of the island and is home to rare plant species. In 1968, it was declared a national park.

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 04:45 pm
  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 04:45 pm
  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 04:45 pm
  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 04:45 pm
  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 04:45 pm
  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 04:45 pm
  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 04:45 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • Car/Taxi : Since no public bus plies to the Timanfaya National Park, you can hire a car or taxi to reach here.
  • Organized Coach Tour : You can take the Grand Tour of Lanzarote or the Lanzarote South Tour to visit the park.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • Adult : €12(1035.73 INR)
  • Child (aged 7-12) : €6 (517.87 INR)...
  • Guided Tour Lanzarote: Volcanoes of Timanfaya, Caves, and lunch : 6303 INR (€73.00) You can skip the ticket line, and transportation is included. Its duration is 9 hours. ...
  • Half-Day Trip Fire Mountains in Southern Lanzarote: Half-Day Tour : 2431 INR (€ 28.15) Transportation is included, and its duration is 5 hours. ...
  • Day Trip Volcanoes and Caves: Full-Day Tour of Lanzarote : 4412 INR (€ 51.10) Transportation is included, and its duration is 10 hours. ...

Things to Do

You have multiple options to discover and enjoy this otherworldly protected space.

Visitor Centre: Before you set out for exploring the site, pay a visit to the visitor center at Mancha Blanca. Here, you will get access to an audiovisual program and exhibition. You will get a complete overview of the park in many languages. Even people with reduced mobility can access the center and shop/bookshop.

Opening Hours: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm daily

Montañas del Fuego (Mountains of Fire): This site will usher you into the world of volcanoes. You have first to approach Taro de Entrada (on the LZ-67) and pay the entrance fee. This entrance fee includes free WiFi, geothermal demonstrations, parking, and a tour of the Ruta de los Volcanes(volcano route) by guagua(bus). You can have snacks or meals at EI Diablo cafeteria restaurant.

Opening Hours: 9.00 am to 5.45 pm. The last tour leaves at 05:00 pm for Ruta de los Volcanes.

Summer (15 July to 15 September) 9.00 am to 6.45 pm.

Recommended Time: 9.00 am to 11.00 am and 3.00 pm to 5.45 pm

Camel Rides: Keep driving on the LZ-67 towards Yaiza, and you will reach the Echadero de Camellos. Here, you can take a bumpy camel ride. Museum-Information Point at the Echadero offers an exhibition on the National Park. At the museum, you will gain information about the uses of camels and farming tools. People with reduced mobility can also access this place.  

Opening Hours: 09.00 am to 3:00 pm. It is open from Monday to Friday.

Charges: €12(1035.67 INR) per camel for two people.

Walking Routes: On this unique landscape, you can enjoy trails on foot.

Tremensana Route: You can book a guided walk of 2 kilometers at the Mancha Blanca Visitor Center. +34 928849839

Coastal Route: Here, you have the option to reserve a guided walk in advance like the Tremensana route. Alternatively, you can cover this trail independently. You will walk through public land parallel to the coast. 

Visit other Volcanoes in Lanzarote: You can visit many other volcanoes on the island apart from the main highlight Timanfaya National Park. Moreover, you can visit them for free.

The volcanic earth: After the bus tour, you can walk around and visit a gift shop. Try to take a handful of volcanic rock in your hand and feel how hot the stones are. This heat starts right beneath the surface.

The El Diablo Restaurant: After you reach the Timanfaya national park, you will see the EI Diablo restaurant. In this restaurant, you will get meat that is cooked with the heat of the earth. Here only in the world, you can see food cooked this way.

Address

Timanfaya National Park, Tinajo, Spain

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Sebastian Rosch
Sebastian Rosch
09/03/2020 21:40
Okay if you have time to spare. They charge 12€ pp for the entrance to the park. You can’t explore it in your own but need to join a (free) bus tour from the restaurant. The tour is in Spanish, English and German. They won’t let you get off the bus so all the photos you take are from inside of the bus. Also, even with COVID, the bus was packed to the last seat. It was too touristy for my taste and I couldn’t wait to get out of it all.
Claudio Bota
Claudio Bota
09/16/2020 16:46
A unique place to be. Timanfaya National Park is one of those places on Earth where you can definitely say "There is no place similar". The colours were incredible - a mix of green, red, yellow, orange and black. The road of volcanoes was also an unbelievable experience, mostly because of the size of the tour bus and the tightness of the road (hats off to the driver) It's almost like you're in a totally different world and looking from above towards normality. Recommended!
Ben Ashley
Ben Ashley
08/19/2020 21:13
Great value for money. With the entrance they give a guided coach tour and some fun demonstrations of how active the volcano still is. On the down side you must pay the entrance fee in cash which with current circumstances seemed a little irresponsible due to health and safety risks. At both the shop and restaurant you can later pay by card which means there is the possibility to use this method. If not for this problem I would have given 5 stars.
Brian Allen
Brian Allen
08/14/2020 17:50
Totally awesome sights, a fantastic coach trip around the park with multi lingual narration that is timed to perfection with each stop of the bus. The cafe/restaurant isn't too expensive. A guy pours water down tubes in the ground and produce a small geyser. A good hour to hour and a half.
Nicolas Patelli
Nicolas Patelli
07/25/2020 12:35
The bus tour was way more enjoyable than I expected. Awesome driving skills from the drivers on those tiny tiny roads !

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FAQs

You cannot get a public bus to the Timanfaya National Park. You can take an organized coach tour or hire a car to visit the park.
Yes, it is still active, and Timanfaya has lava fields and steaming volcanoes. You can get insights into the volcanic activity at the visitor center and exhibition. This national park is one of the island's most impressive sites....
Timanfaya erupted in 1824 last. In 1974, Timanfaya became a national park. It features the best natural environment in the Macaronesian region. Volcanic eruptions occurred in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. ...
The Timanfaya means the fire mountains. Numerous volcanic eruptions took place between 1730 and 1736, and later in 1824. These fire mountains lie in an extensive area in Lanzarote. The series of eruptions have been significant in the earth's history.
The island is high on chalk production, so historically, houses were painted white. Cube with a pyramid on top is the original housing style on the island....
Lanzarote is popular among tourists for its volcano-clad landscapes and palm tree-fringed beaches. IN 1993, UNESCO declared the island a Biosphere Reserve for its unique landscape. Besides, Lanzarote is the fourth largest of the Canary Islands....
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