Montañas del Fuego – Timanfaya

Montañas del Fuego – Timanfaya

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Montañas del Fuego – Timanfaya

Visiting hours
09:30 – 15:45
Center closing hours:
17:00

 

Diseminado Islote Hilario, 1, 35560 Tinajo, Lanzarote

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Las Montañas del Fuego are the unusual result of the eruptions in the south of  Lanzarote in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. A spectacle of red craters,  lava flows and lunar landscapes that reflect the burning of the earth and its  uncontrollable force. 

Its 200 kilometers of extension are part of the Timanfaya National Park, where  you can contemplate one of the largest volcanic activity in the world, both for the  immense number of materials thrown by fire, as for its spectacular duration: six  years between 1730 and 1736 where the insides of the island did not stop  roaring. 

Rising above the earth is the Islote de Hilario, from which a sea of lava with 25  craters can be observed, which impacts the traveler as well as fascinates them,  because in spite of the abrupt and overwhelming scenery, few places in the world  contain such latent and dormant energy. 

Impressed by the volcanic beauty, César Manrique devised the Ruta de los  Volcanes, a route of about 14 kilometers along the main core of the eruptions  where visitors can see a large concentration of caves, craters, lava mantles and  impressive volcanic rocks from a bus conditioned to cross the volcanic walls of  this moving lunar landscape.

Manrique also gave free rein to his imagination, giving life to El Diablo  restaurant, a lively and impressive gastronomic space that blends in with its  surroundings, further enhancing its tourist, artistic and cultural interest. And while its famous oven uses the earth’s own heat for delicious grilled food,  ten meters below our feet the depth reaches almost 300 degrees, a force that  slides to the surface and can be seen through a series of unforgettable  thermodynamic experiments.

Visiting time

1,5 approximately.

Recommended visiting hours:

09:00

Recommended days for the visit:

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and especially Sunday.

Dress code

Comfortable clothing and footwear are recommended. Wear a hat in summer, as well as sun protection and sunglasses when you go outside between June and September. In the winter season, between October and April, bring warm clothes as it can be quite windy.

Photographs

We recommend photographing the geyser area, the natural oven, the statue of El Diablo and the Ruta de los Volcanes.

Others

Be careful when opening the car door in the parking area, as it is on a slope and other vehicles could be affected.

info@centrosturisticos.com

901 200 300

Families

Free access to children under 7. There are comfortable high chairs available for children at the restaurant and coffee shop. Difficult access for pushchairs. Baby carriers are recommended.

Pets

Pets are not allowed, except for guide dogs.


El Diablo Restaurant

El Diablo restaurant, located on the Islote de Hilario, offers grilled meats and  vegetables cooked by the temperature of the earth itself: authentic cooking in  the heat of the volcano

This phenomenon is made possible thanks to its characteristic oven: a five meter-deep pit that reaches temperatures of 250 degrees

Overlooking the volcanic rock through a large circular glass window, visitors can  appreciate Manrique’s ability to blur the boundaries between man’s hand  and nature, while also marveling at the center’s internal architecture and his  creative inventiveness. 

Restaurant opening hours

12:00 to 15:45h

Cafeteria opening hours

09:30 to 16:45h

*Reservations are not allowed 

  • The sculpture of El Diablo de Timanfaya: this charismatic symbol of the  National Park welcomes us to the road of Las Montañas del Fuego.
  • The sea of craters of infinite textures that intermingle in reddish, black and ocher colors: one of the places chosen by astronauts to perform part of their training prior to planetary expeditions.
  • The fascinating image in the middle of La Ruta de los Volcanes, when after  turning 180 degrees and returning between two volcanoes, we will see the  mountains Montaña Rajada, Montaña Termesana, La Montaña de la Vieja  Gabriela, Pico Redondo, La Montaña de Dos Picos, La Montaña de la Mancha  and, in the distance, La Montaña de Enmedio and La Montaña de la Cinta.
  • El Valle de la Tranquilidad: in synchrony with Mar de la Tranquilidad de la  Luna – where Apollo 11 landed the day man reached the satellite – is one of the  most beautiful spots on the route, as it is covered with warm ashes, and at last  shows a scene of tranquility and calm. 
  • The structure of El Diablo: the design of the dining room bars is created in the  likeness of the socos de la Geria: they are the semicircular walls that protect the  vines from the constant wind, creating one of the most characteristic wine growing landscapes of the island.
  • The restaurant’s lamps: created with hand-forged pans, they are another  representation of Manrique’s limitless creativity.
  • El Jardín Muerto: located in the center of the restaurant, this small glass garden  pays homage to the legend of Hilario, in which the skeleton of a dromedary and  the trunk of a dry, burnt tree lie on volcanic ash. 
  • Get excited with la Ruta de los Volcanes, an activity included in the entrance  fee that offers a 35-minute guided tour in Spanish, English and German.
  •  Let yourself be amazed by the thermodynamic experiments on the Islote de  Hilario, authentic manifestations of the power of the earth. 
  • Visit the restaurant’s famous oven and enjoy some of the meats or vegetables  that are roasted in the heat of the earth.
  • Give a sweet final to the visit with the most symbolic dessert of the menu: chocolate brownie turned into a volcano.
  • Experience an Insólita Visit: a guided tour in small groups that offers a unique and exclusive perspective full of value.

INSOLITA EXPERIENCE

An exclusive experience to feel all the strength and volcanic energy of  Timanfaya National Park, where visitors can access in small groups to areas  usually restricted during La Ruta de los Volcanes. 

Accompanied by our guide, we will have the opportunity to stop at one of the  most amazing places in the park, the volcano of Montaña Rajada. Ascending on  foot along the trail leads us to the impressive viewpoint of El Mar de Lava, from  where the visitor contemplates the gift offered by the view of the sea.

Discover an unknown island

After learning in detail aspects related to the geology, botany and volcanism of the park and enjoy the geothermal demonstrations of the heat that still emanates from the heart of the volcano, we will visit the “Tinecheide Refuge”, on the Islote de Hilario, the original origin of what is now the center of Las Montañas del Fuego, to finish with an aperitif in which we will taste local products paired with wines from Lanzarote.

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