This crack extends for about twenty meters through a narrow corridor of solidified lava to its final wall. Then you will have to turn around to get out!
These small canyons have been drilled in Montaña Blanca by the action of water over the years. There are three cracks in total separated by only a few meters between them. Which one more spectacular!
The most interesting is the main one but you can walk through all of them through a very narrow natural corridor with irregular walls.
How are volcanic cracks formed in Lanzarote?
The Cracks of Lanzarote are an impressive sample of the volcanic origin of the island. Volcanic cracks are geological formations that are produced by the cooling of lava from an eruption in contrast to that of the rock that supports it.
How to get to Las Grietas in Lanzarote?
Las Grietas of Lanzarote are one of those unknown landscapes for mass tourism. Therefore, it is important that you pay attention to these indications because you will not find specific signage on the road:
- Take the LZ-35 road.
- The place you are looking for is between the towns of San Bartolomé and Tías.
- It reaches a parking lot that is unpaved or unmarked off-road.
- Leave the car and cross the tunnel across the road.
- Take the trail that goes up the mountain.
It’s only a few meters, and the trail ends right where Las Grietas begin. It will be like entering a tongue of lava, but already cold.
You can also climb up the side to the top of the lava tongue and see the cracks from above, behind the White Mountain (but watch out here because the sand can be slippery if you don’t wear the right shoes). From there you will also have incredible views of the island between Puerto del Carmen and Arrecife. Quite a spectacle!
How much is the entrance to visit Las Grietas?
Knowing Las Grietas de Lanzarote is one of the best plans you can do to get to know the island and its volcanic origin. In addition, you can make your excursion freely and without costing you anything because it is a free outdoor visit in a natural setting. Access is free and free of charge!
Where to eat near Las Grietas Volcanica?
Las Grietas are located between the municipalities of San Bartolomé and Tías, so you can eat at either of these two points when you make this excursion.
In San Bartolomé you can enjoy its fresh products from the sea. And in Tías their traditional spoon recipes are highly recommended. In either of the two places you can accompany your menu with the excellent wines of the land.
Is it safe to visit with children?
Of course! This visit is also worth making as a family. You don’t have to climb or be too fit. From the parking lot of the LZ-35 road it is easily accessible (the site is seen from the parking lot itself), so it does not involve any extra effort for the little ones. Of course, bring water to hydrate! There are no fountains and the area is exposed to the sun. Ah! The cracks are narrow and nooks and crannies, but they are only a few meters long. Don’t be overwhelmed!