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Timanfaya National Park is situated in the southwestern part of the Spanish Island of Lanzarote, Canary Island. The park is named Timanfaya meaning Fire Mountains because the broad area was affected by volcanic eruptions which struck Lanzarote between 1730 and 1736 and subsequent eruptions in 1824. Some parts of the park is strictly regulated to protect the delicate flora and fauna after UNESCO designated Lanzarote as one of the biosphere reserves covering the whole of the island in 1993.
Continuous volcanic activities has changed the land into a vast sea of lava forming spectacular shapes and unusual landscape. Local people have learnt to co-exist and grow dryland crops like melons, onions, tomatoes and grapevines.
Visitors can freely access the coast of the National Park by foot. The rest of the park can be accessed by arranging tours with the Visitor Centres. A Bus also goes to the park through the El Fuego Mountains. The southern slope of the Timanfaya Mountains called Echadero de los Camellos can be enjoyed with camel tours. The National Park is also well known for its volcanoes namely La Montana de Fuego (Fire Mountain), La Caldera del Corazoncillo (Little Heart Cauldron) and Montana Rajada (Cracked Mountain).
If you want to have a very traditional food experience, then don't miss out on the local Canarian food which is cooked using geothermal heat (A cast-iron grill placed over a large hole in the ground) at The 'El Diablo' restaurant. If you would like to sample the food reach here early since the kitchen closes at 3.00pm.
|Summer (From 01 July to 30 september)
||09:00 to 18:45
||09:00 to 17:45
| ||LAST VOLCANO TRAIL TOUR||RESTAURANT|
|Summer Time Table
||(From 01 July to 30 september)
||18:00 and 12:00 to 16:45
||12:00 to 15:45
|Adult +12years old
|| 9.00 €
|Children 7-12 years old
|| 4.50 €
Open on Sundays