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 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.
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.