Lanzarote, lunar landscape
The French writer Michel Houellebecq describes in his book “Lanzarote” the lunar landscape of Timanfaya as a brutal desert.
It is a desert made of black ochre and grey rocks. Of volcanoes and lava plains. A landscape that stops the man. That imposes. That takes you to the past, to the origins of the island, to the centre of the Earth. Without any doubt it is an unrepeatable experience.
The “Parque Nacional de Timanfaya” is popularly known as “Fire Mountains”. It is found between the towns of Yaiza and Tinajo.
You can go through the road that crosses it at any time, but the guided tour is open from 9 am to 5 pm. You can also go on an original route on camel across the hillside of a crater.
In the central area is the restaurant El Diablo, designed by César Manrique, where the natural heat of the volcano is used to prepare barbecued meat or fish.
In the Centro de Visitantes de Mancha Blanca you will be able to get all the information you want about the park.