Wednesday, 9 March 2016

LAS MONTAÑAS DEL FUEGO (THE FIRE MOUNTAINS), Lanzarote

LAS MONTAÑAS DEL FUEGO (THE FIRE MOUNTAINS)

   Rating: 3.5 out of 5



The Montañas del Fuego (Fire Mountains) or Timanfaya form part of a wide area affected by the volcanic eruptions that struck Lanzarote between 1730-1736 and later, in 1824.

This really is a spectacular area and just driving through it you almost feel you are on Mars with the red mountains and the barren landscape.

I was so disappointed because there are hardly any places on the road to stop and take pictures or just walk among the volcanic rocks.

Visitors can go on camel rides in a designated area to explore the mountains but you cannot walk there which is annoying if you don't want to ride a camel.

When you visit Timanfaya there is a restaurant on top of the mountain where they cook the food using heat from the volcano. However, there was such a long queue going there that we didn't bother going in plus the weather was really awful (windy and cold). In general, there is a queue of cars going to this restaurant and then queue of people to get in so go if you are really determined to see it - I didn't have the energy!!
So I would say definitely worth a drive through but would have liked to be able to walk through the landscape.


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