Montañas del Fuego – Timanfaya
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.
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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.
We recommend photographing the geyser area, the natural oven, the statue of El Diablo and the Ruta de los Volcanes.
Be careful when opening the car door in the parking area, as it is on a slope and other vehicles could be affected.
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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.
Unfortunately, due to health regulations, we are unable to allow pets in our establishment except for guide dogs for visually impaired persons.
We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.
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
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.