History of the Cuervo volcano
In 1730 the eruptions of Timanfaya began and the Cuervo volcano made its way between them, thus covering the surrounding area with a very thick layer of lava that, nowadays is petrified. It is 388 meters high and offers us a great geological heritage on the island of Lanzarote.
Today it is known as La Caldera de los Cuervos and belongs to the protected area of La Geria.
What to see on the route?
Along the route of the Cuervo volcano you can see how the lava was forming this volcanic area. In order not to lose detail, the information on maps along the entire route will help you.
In addition, surrounding the Cuervo volcano you can see the Montaña Negra, the Montaña Colorada and the Timanfaya National Park.
And although it is tempting, do not take any volcanic stones from the area when you visit the Cuervo volcano. Remember that these stones belong to a unique place in the world.
Where does it start and what is the route of the Cuervo volcano route?
The route of the Cuervo volcano begins in the parking lot of the same volcano of the Cuervo, on the road of LZ-56 PL 4.5.
This route is circular and not very difficult.
Kilometers and difficulty of the route
The route of the Cuervo volcano is a simple route, with a low degree of difficulty. It is a walk through volcanic ash that introduces you directly into the crater of the volcano. The route consists of 2.3 kilometers.
How long does it take to do the tour?
The approximate duration of the route of the Cuervo volcano is approximately one hour.
Is there any restaurant to eat on the tour?
Along the route of the Cuervo volcano there are no restaurants where you can stop to eat, as it is located in an area protected by its unique biodiversity. However, a few kilometers away, in La Geria or Yaiza, you can find a wide variety of restaurants where you can have a break and enjoy local food.
From Lanzarote Blog we encourage you to enter one of the calderas of the volcano that gave birth to everything in the modern Lanzarote. Living history of the formation of the island. Are you going to miss it?