Timanfaya National Park
Discover the Timanfaya National Park when staying in one of our holiday rentals Lanzarote. The Timanfaya National Park protects a unique landscape which can only be seen in a few places in the world. The Volcanic park is Lanzarote’s most popular tourist destination. Here you get an idea of the extent of the natural disaster in the years 1730-1736, when 167 square kilometres of the island of Lanzarote sank under eight million cubic metres of lava. Take a tour by bus through the lava mountains in the 51-square-kilometre National Park.
A Volcanic Landscape
The last eruption in the 18th century created 32 volcanic cones and is one of best examples of a volcanic eruption in the world. Heat from the volcano rises up into geysers which reach the ground surface at a temperature of 400 degrees Celsius. During the eruption 420 homes were lost but since then the island has been rebuilt and is now a great place for a holiday in a villa in Canaries. The island’s famous artist and architect, Cesar Manrique, built several monuments in Lanzarote including El Diablo or The Devil, which has a hot plate which uses volcanic heat to cook. Eat here and enjoy a steak cooked by volcanic heat when you are on holiday in a villa in Canary Islands.
Bus Tours Through the National Park
You are not allowed to walk through the National Park but you can take a bus tour to see the incredible landscape and from 350 metres above sea level at Montaña Rajada you can see most of the National park. You can travel to the centre of the former volcanic eruption in Maciso del Fuego, the fire massif, which rises 525 metres. This volcano has since been covered with cinders and ashes. When self-catering in Spain in Lanzarote, you can take a trip to the foot of the central volcano and see the cinder cone Caldera del Corazoncillo, which has an approximately 100 metre deep crater where the lava which buried the village of Timanfaya originated. The plaque Montaña de la Cinta in Yaiza is dedicated to Pastor Don Curbelo, an eyewitness to the volcanic eruption, who recorded in writing the events in the 18th century. There is so much to see in the Timanfaya National Park when staying in your villa in Canary Islands.
Timanfaya – A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
Vegetation very slowly began to grow in the volcanic soil and the unique landscape formed. In 1993, the island was designated a UNESCO biosphere reserve. On the island there are two mountain ranges and a vast hilly landscape with distinctive towering volcanic cones. Visit the Cactus Garden in Guatiza and the lava caves in the north of the island during your stay in one of our holiday homes in the Canary Islands. The Timanfaya National Park is a must see, so book your holiday rental Lanzarote and discover it for yourself.
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