|Submitted by Mike on Sat, 19/09/2009 - 19:40|
The Montañas del Fuego or Fire Mountains were created with the islands six years of volcanic eruptions during 1730 – 1736. Today this area is known as the Timanfaya National Park and the most popular of the island’s attractions. The colours of the landscape is spectacular, although the volcano is no longer considered active you can feel the heat beneath the surface whilst at the geyser demonstration. César Manrique designed the Restaurante “El Diablo” which was built in 1970 and has panoramic views over the lava landscape and offers chicken cooked on the volcanic powered BBQ.
Open: 9:00 to 17:45 (last volcano tour 17:00 restaurant 12:00 to 15:30)
Entry: €8.00 Adults €4.00 Children aged 7-12
Services: Bar & café, gift shop, restaurant
Directions: Situated close to Yaiza on the LZ-67 from Tinajo
Recommendations: Turn left when exiting the car park and head to the free visitor centre just along the road, later head back right and go to El Golfo for lunch over looking the black beach, then stretch your legs on the Charco del los Clicos beach to the green lagoon and Los Hervidores further along the coast.