The importance of protecting an area of valuable ecological significance led to the declaration of Timanfaya as a national park through the Decree of August 9th, 1974, and this was confirmed by law in 1981.
After this, the autonomous Canarian Government, in an effort to preserve this natural space, initiated a new protection policy that led to the the declaration of the Natural Spaces Law in 1987, which was enforced in 1994 by the Canaries Natural Spaces law. In total, it occupies an area of 51.07 km² in the south west of the island. The entire park is of volcanic origin – the Timanfaya volcanoes. The most recent eruptions took place between the years of 1730 and 1736, in the 18th century.
Among its most famous volcanoes are the Montañas del Fuego (Fire Mountains), la Caldera del Corazoncillo (Little Heart Cauldron) and the Montaña Rajada (Cracked Mountain).
Within the area there are numerous sites of particular scientific, geological and geomorphological interest, as well as sites of idyllic beauty. High temperatures, close to 600°C, are measured at just 10 metres under ground.
"On 1st September 1730, between 9 and 10 o’clock at night, the ground opened in Timanfaya, two leagues from Yaiza… and an enormous mountain rose from the heart of the ground"
The restaurant El Diablo (the Devil) makes the most of the internal heat that emanates from the land of Timanfaya itself to cook the most traditional dishes of Lanzarote (remember that the national park is still volcanically active!).
Services: Bar and Cafetería.
Phone Number: +34 928.84.00.56 / +34 928.84.00.57.
Opening Hours: Daily 09am to 19pm. Summer season 15th July to 15th September: 09am to 17pm.
Restaurant Hours: 12am to 15:30pm
Volcano coach trip: Last trip: 17:00h.
Recommended timetable: 09:00 - 10:30h / 15:00 - 17:00h.
Prices: 8€ per adult. Childrens between 7 and 12 years 4€.